Refundable beverage containers help through Charity of the Month Program

Bings Creek Recycling Centre in Duncan and the Peerless Road Recycling Centre in Ladysmith

The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is reminding people that when refundable beverage containers are recycled at the Bings Creek Recycling Centre in Duncan and the Peerless Road Recycling Centre in Ladysmith, all deposits are donated to the Island Return It Recycling Centre Charity of the Month Program.

The Charity of the Month Program was established by the Island Return It Recycling Centre 15 years ago and provides donations to a number of local charities. For example, deposits collected this month will be donated to the Duncan Basket Society. The November 2015 beneficiary of the Charity of the Month Program was the Cowichan Family Life Association.

Other local charities that have benefitted from this program are Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley and the BC SPCA Cowichan and District Branch, says a CVRD release.

“The Cowichan Valley Regional District began participating in the Charity of the Month Program in 2014 and is proud that, with the help of local residents, to have contributed nearly $15,000 in donations to local charities so far,” says the release.

Donations of refundable beverage containers for the Charity of the Month Program can be dropped off at Bings Creek Recycling Centre and Peerless Road Recycling Centre as well as the Island Return It Recycling Centre in Duncan.

To learn more about Island Return It Recycling Centres and the Charity of the Month Program, visit IslandReturnIt.com/services/funding-opportunities or call Jen Crabbe, Manager of the Duncan location, at 250-748-2066.

To learn more about CVRD Recycling Centres, visit CVRDrecycles.bc.ca or call the Recycling Hotline at 250-746-2540, toll free 1-800-665-3955.