ANDRITZ Inc Nanaimo

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  • Address: 345 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
  • GPS: 49.2235101,-124.0355269
  • Phone: +1 (250) 753 5307
  • Fax: +43 316 6902 0
  • welcome@andritz.com
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Opening Times

  • Monday 8:00AM–5:00PM
  • Tuesday 8:00AM–5:00PM
  • Wednesday 8:00AM–5:00PM
  • Thursday 8:00AM–5:00PM
  • Friday 8:00AM–5:00PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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The ANDRITZ Inc is located in Nanaimo, 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 Nanaimo 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 345 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, 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 call at +1 (250) 753 5307.

Services provided

The Nanaimo 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:

  • Operational Services
  • Maintenance And Operation Services
  • Condition And Process Monitoring

Materials accepted

The recycling center in Nanaimo 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 Nanaimo recycling center directly if you have any questions.

These are the materials that are accepted:

Metal

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Copper
  • Non-ferrous (Copper/Brass/Tin)
  • Non-Ferrous Scrap
  • Stainless Steel
  • Steel

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Frequently asked questions in Nanaimo

How many recycling centers are there in the US?

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.

What time does the recycling center open?

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.

How can you recycle paper?

Paper is one of the easiest materials to recycle, however, for this to happen, it must be treated correctly from the beginning of the recycling chain, that is, from the consumer. The most important thing when it comes to recycling paper is that it does not contain polluting agents, since any type of food, oil, or some other residue makes it unrecyclable and can contaminate the entire batch.

Paper that is not recycled ends up in landfills and although it degrades rapidly compared to other materials since it is not reused, it increases the exploitation of forests and trees in the manufacture of the new paper.

As for cardboard boxes or cardboard in general, which is made up of several layers of paper, it is best to give it a second use whenever possible. On the other hand, failing that, keep them clean and break them so that they can be properly treated in the local recycling centers.

How does recycling work step by step?

Recycling is the process by which the raw materials that make up the waste that we use daily such as paper, glass, aluminum, plastic, etc., are transformed into new materials. This prevents these wastes from entering the seas or earth. But, for this to happen, a series of steps need to be carried out:

  • At home – separate and clean waste.
  • At local recycling centers – sort, pack, and store, for later sale.
  • At processing industries – treat the materials and transform them into new products.

For a few years, the United States entered a crisis due to the accumulation of waste, which was triggered by the new waste policies of China, which was the main buyer of waste in the United States. These new policies are much stricter and among other restrictions, they lowered the minimum standards for pollutants to -1%, which excludes the majority of waste from the United States.

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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