ABC Recycling Campbell River

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Opening Times

  • Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday closed

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The ABC Recycling is located in Campbell River, British Columbia and is operated by the city’s public management and fulfills the function of assimilating and eliminating the solid waste of its inhabitants, different waste disposal techniques are carried out here. The Campbell River Landfill accepts waste material from local individuals and legal entities.

In this place the recycling of organic and inorganic waste is carried out and it has a special structure and treatment, to make it as sustainable as possible.

The landfill is located at 4318, Terminal Place, Campbell River, V9H 1N6, British Columbia, Canada.

You can view the schedule of the center on the Opening hours tab above. The landfill is closed for holidays: Christmas (December 25) and New Year (January 1).

If you need to contact the landfill, you can email them at this address: dave.miller@abcrecycling.com or call at 250-286-3504.

Services provided

The Campbell River recycling depot is built and managed so that it can operate for about next 70-100 years, providing the following services to the community and the environment:

  • Aluminum Recycling
  • Copper Recycling
  • Stainless Steel Recycling
  • Demolition Scrap
  • Industrial Scrap
  • Vehicles Recycling

Materials accepted

The recycling center in Campbell River accepts a wide variety of waste types, from household disposables to commercial waste. Waste management fees may vary, as well as the materials received and the amount, so we recommend contacting the Campbell River recycling center directly if you have any questions.

These are the materials that are accepted:

Automotive

  • Vehicles

Metal

  • Radiators
  • Alloys
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Stainless Steel
  • Titanium

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Frequently asked questions in Campbell River, V9H 1N6

How does a landfill work?

Sanitary landfills are designated sites for the disposal of garbage or other types of solid waste. Large holes are built at these sites into which garbage is buried. Until a few years ago, landfills were a major source of pollution due to the contact of toxic waste with the environment, but today they are designed to prevent waste from reaching and contaminating groundwater.

Sanitary landfills are built with a layering system that isolates debris from air and water, which is vital to preventing pollution. The garbage is compacted in cells to make the most of the available space, for which heavy machinery such as excavators and compaction equipment is used. Some of the polluting byproducts of garbage generation, such as methane, are captured and used to generate electricity. However, landfills continue to represent an important source of pollution, since when they reach their maximum capacity, the land on which they are built will take thousand of years to recover.

Why are recycling centers important?

In the United States, there are 633 material recycling centers. In these local recycling centers, the waste we generate is stored, and that has the capacity to be recycled so that other people or companies can take advantage of it. Waste that is not recycled takes many years to decompose, which pollutes and harms the health of humans and the earth.

In this sense, recycling centers are very important in the fight against environmental pollution, since they can clean, classify and pack a total of 100,000 tons of waste per day. However, the recycling centers cannot do all the work, the waste must have a correct treatment from the consumer, who must separate and clean the waste so that it can be classified correctly in the center and later sent to factories for transformation or processors.

Which kind of plastic can be recycled?

Plastic bags are one of the most difficult types of plastic waste to recycle, mainly because they are single-use bags and in most curbside recycling programs they are not accepted. This is a huge issue for the environment as 100 billion plastic bags are used every year in the US alone.

The best way to recycle plastic bags is to take them to local grocery stores, or big box stores like Target or Walmart, which have specific bins for this type of plastic, or you can search for plastic bag recycling locations near you at: www.plasticfilmrecycling.org

It is essential to wash and dry all plastic waste, including single-use bags, before depositing them in the recycling, because if the bags contain food scraps, or some other source of bacteria, they contaminate the entire batch in which they are deposited, and cannot be recycled.

When does the recycling center close?

Most of the local recycling centers work on a standard schedule according to their location and have a page on the internet, where you can check, what days they do not operate, what hours they serve, their address, and everything you need to know about your local recycling center.

Where does the recycling go?

The waste that can be recycled has different destinations depending on the material in question. The waste that we deposit in the recyclable container is taken by dedicated recycling trucks to the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). In these recycling centers, the waste is separated and later packed in bundles.

The waste that is not received by the recycling centers, such as plastic bags, electronic devices, or clothing (which vary in each locality and each recycling center) must be taken directly by the consumers to specific collection points so that these can be recycled.

Once separated and packaged, the recyclable materials are sent to recycling plants or processing factories that turn the waste into new products.

Recyclable waste that is not separated in the recycling container or is not taken to collection points, ends up in landfills, where, depending on its material, it can take hundreds of years to degrade or even never do so.

In the United States, only 10% of recyclable waste reaches the transformation stage, and most of it is destined for sale abroad.


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