Waste Reduction / SortSmart

Junk in the Trunk

Saturday September 29, 2018            9:00am to 1:00pm      CN Centre Parking lot

Over 100 vendors selling their goods in one location. This event keeps reusable items out of the landfill and saves you time and gas money as you don’t have to drive all over town to individual garage sales.

Vendors – there is a $10 fee to book a stall (a stall is one parking spot for your vehicle and one for you to display your goods). Set up starts at 8:00am

Interested in signing up? Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/junk-in-the-trunk-tickets-45861784833

Questions: call REAPS 250-561-7327 or email events@reaps.org


Do the Right Thing and $ave the Cha-Ching!

Saturday September 29, 2018            9:00am to 1:00pm only!         CN Centre Gravel Parking lot

Bring your fridges, freezers, tires and automotive batteries to recycle for NO CHARGE!

This recycling roundup is a coordinated effort between the Regional District and the following product stewards:

  • Canadian Battery Association (CBA) - Lead Acid Batteries
  • Major Appliance Recycling Roundtable (MARR) - Fridges, Freezers and Major Appliances
  • Tire Stewardship BC (TSBA) - Residential Passenger & Light Truck Tires


Please note: Major appliances must be clean & empty, passenger & light truck tires on & off the rim will be accepted.


What is Sort Smart?

Sort Smart is a campaign to help you divert recyclables from your garbage and the landfill. It provides guidance on how you can properly sort your recycling and where to take it.

Why should I participate in Sort Smart?

Taking the time to divert and recycle your products helps increase the lifespan of our landfill. Being smart about how you bring solid waste to the landfill can save you money.

Where can I take my sorted recyclables?

To find the closest recycling location to you, please visit: https://www.rcbc.ca/recyclepedia/search

How do I Sort Smart?

Check out the guide we’ve provided down below!



Cardboard Diversion Information

This is a reminder for businesses that the next phase of the Commercial Cardboard Diversion is being implemented. The tolerated amount of cardboard decreases and the surcharge increases as of January 1, 2018.

Any commercial load of waste that contains more than 10% cardboard will be subject to a surcharge under Bylaw 3023. Removing this recyclable item from the waste stream will save valuable landfill space, energy and resources.

All loads of cardboard must be clean of contaminants. This includes: Styrofoam packaging, plastic and metal. Cardboard should be folded to make as much space as possible in each bin. Cardboard bins that have high levels of contamination require additional time and resources to sort and may even be rejected if contamination levels are too high.

For more information, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George at 250-960-4400.

The commercial sector is the largest contributor to the amount of waste generated, almost 60%, and represents the greatest potential for successful diversion.

Residents will not be effected by this new program. The Regional District encourages all residents to sort smart and recycle their cardboard.

Phase 2 of the program begins January 1, 2018.

There are two components to the implementation of this disposal program: threshold and surcharge. The term threshold refers to the tolerated amount of cardboard allowed in each load and surcharge refers to the penalty charge if the amount exceeds the threshold.








Education Period





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Corrugated Cardboard

Corrugated Cardboard

Corrugated Cardboard

Corrugated Cardboard

Businesses may contact one of the haulers below to determine what cardboard recycling service is right for them:

Blue Jewel Recycling Services: 250-960-8531
Cascades Recovery Inc.: 250-563-0233
Waste Management: 250-962-0369
West Bin: 250-563-2467

If a business would like to recycle SMALL LOADS of cardboard on their own, there are a variety of LOCATIONS where cardboard can be recycled.