RDN Public Notice


RDN Partners with Depots for Contest

The Regional District of Nanaimo is a leader in recycling, with a diversion rate of 68%. This means that residents send 347 kg of waste per person per year, to the landfill, versus 520kg for the rest of British Columbia. The RDN was able to reach such high diversion rates in part because of the services provided by depots.

To help promote depots, EPR programs and increase diversion, the RDN is partnering with the following depots for a contest.

Qualicum Bottle & Recycling Depot
Open Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
4- 141 Fourth Ave E, Qualicum Beach
Phone: 250-752-8884
Regional Recycling
Open Monday - Saturday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm,
Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
839 Old Victoria Road, Nanaimo
2375 Hayes Road, Nanaimo
Phone: 1 855-701-7171
Parksville Bottle and Recycling Depot Ltd.
Open Monday - Sunday 8 am - 6 pm
611 A Alberni Highway, Parksville
Phone: 250-248-0224
Nanaimo Recycling Exchange
Open Monday - Sunday 7 am - 5 pm
2477 Kenworth Road
Phone: 250-758-7777
Alpine Disposal & Recycling
Open Monday - Saturday 8 am - 4:30 pm
2250 McGarrigle Road, Nanaimo
Phone: 250-751-1089
Gabriola Island Recycling Organization (GIRO)
Open Wednesday and Saturday 9:30 am - 4 pm
700 Tin Can Alley, Gabriola Island
Phone: 250-247-9257

Residents can bring back one item from the following recycling program to be entered to win a $100 visa gift card:

  • Call2Recycle (rechargeable batteries, cellphones)
  • Electronic Products Recycling Association - Encorp Return it Electronics (electronic products ex: televisions etc)
  • ElectroRecycle Small Appliance Recycling Program - CESA (small appliances ex: blenders etc)
  • LightRecycle (all lighting products)
  • Recycle BC - formerly MMBC (printed paper and packaging)
  • ReGeneration (paint, pesticides, solvents, flammable liquids)
The contest will run from October 1 - 31. Contest is only open to residents of the Regional District of Nanaimo. Contest winners will be contacted by November 14.