If your broken electronic has a plug or batteries, it can be recycled. But it might be even better for the environment to extend its life. Here's a look a local organization that has been recycling computers for nearly 30 years: BC Technology for Learning Society.
At Metro Vancouver disposal facilities, loads are inspected for banned materials, such as recyclables, product stewardship, or hazardous materials. Surcharges apply if these materials are found in the garbage. Metro Vancouver has created a digital application that is changing the way disposal ban surcharges are applied.
The new Coquitlam Waste Transfer Station is starting to take shape on site with the completion of major concrete pours and construction of the main building. (June 2020)
Metro Vancouver provides the vital services and solutions that are the foundation of our economic, ecological and social health. Learn more about these services and how they protect the livability of our region. (video produced in 2019)
It took a hundred truckloads of concrete to reach the latest milestone in the construction of the new Coquitlam Transfer Station. See how the facility is beginning to take shape with construction of the building's bottom level.
https://vimeo.com/263418401 Troublesome toasters, lopsided lamps, and bungled bikes were renewed at a repair cafe event in Maple Ridge, where volunteer seniors with repair skills fix things. At the Tinkerbell Station girls are encouraged to get familiar working with tools. It's part of fostering a culture of repair rather than throwing things away.