Monday, January 31, 2022 Dear Owners/Residents,
Please be advised that a new recycling comes into effect February 1st, 2022, and certain milk, soya and other products can go in the yellow refundable bins now.
Starting on February 1st, milk and plant-based beverage containers will be part of the BC deposit program. This means a 10c deposit will be charged on “ready to drink” milk and plant-based beverages, like oat milk, soy milk or almond milk. Residents can receive the deposit refund when the container is returned to a participating return location.
The containers that are being transferred to the deposit program include (AND NOW GO IN YELLOW BINS, MUST BE WASHED OUT, FLATTEN IF POSSIBLE):
Milk and plant-based beverage cartons
Milk and plant-based beverage plastic jugs and containers
Milk and plant-based beverage metal containers
Milk and plant-based beverage glass containers
The following product containers will not have a deposit added and remain in the Recycle BC Program (AND STILL GO IN THE BLUE BINS MARKED CONTAINERS):
Coffee cream or other coffee additives
• Dietary or meal supplement • Any dairy concentrates • Condensed or evaporated milk • Modified milk-derived products (e.g. Kefir) • Yogurt, pudding, cheese ice cream etc. For more information, and educational resources visit www.Return-It.ca.