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Comox Valley recycling options shrinking

When the multi-material recycling depot in the Courtenay Home Depot's parking lot closes Jan. 31, it will leave only three such 7-24 locations in the Comox Valley.

Depots will remain at the Country Market north of Courtenay on Highway 19A, behind the Canex store in Comox and at the Old Oyster River Fire Hall. The Canex site is on an interim basis.

Other options listed on the Comox Valley Regional District website are BFI Canada at 4624 Cumberland Rd. in Cumberland (open Mondays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) and the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre (open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. To 5:30 p.m.

The CVWMC, also known as the Pidgeon Lake landfill, is at 2400 Pidgeon Lake Rd. in Cumberland.

For more information, visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/EN/main/community/environmental/recycling.html.

Other recycling options include four Comox Valley Return-It centres. They are run by Encorp Pacific (Canada), a "federally incorporated, not-for-profit, product stewardship corporation with beverage container management as our core business."

The main location is at 493 Puntledge Rd. in Courtenay. There are bottle depots at 678 Anderton Rd. in Comox and on Denman Island that accept recyclable beverage containers. A site at Future Shop in Courtenay accepts electronic items.

For more information, visit www.return-it.ca/locations/comox-valley.

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