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Bottle collections are coming back!

By |2020-05-11T11:12:44-07:00May 11th, 2020|Bottle Drive, Newsletter|

Since there has not been a Bottle Drive in the last few months, the Bottle Drive Committee has scheduled a series of bottle collection days in order to catch up with the presumably increased volume that has been piling up at everyone's homes.  Please have your bottles at the curb on the following MONDAY dates before 09:00: May 18:  Arbutus Grove and Meadow Beach May 25:  Saltspring, Pender connected streets, Seaside piece of [...]

March Bottle Drive Report

By |2020-03-13T09:36:13-07:00March 13th, 2020|Bottle Drive, Newsletter|

This month we were fortunate to have perfect weather for the bottle drive.  We collected $488 for the Social Committee, with the aid of 20 volunteers and three trucks to collect and haul to the depot. After the April bottle drive, Mike Taylor will be taking over from Brent McGowan as coordinator. Anyone who has questions about the bottle drive or may be interested in volunteering at least occasionally can contact Mike at [...]

December Bottle Drive Update

By |2019-12-10T09:30:41-08:00December 10th, 2019|Bottle Drive, Newsletter|

Twenty volunteers came out Friday morning to collect, sort and deliver returnable beverage containers to the Recycle Depot. Thanks to all who continued to the drive.  A total of $520 was collected for the Social Committee. Please mark your calendars for next year as the drive will continue to be held on the first Friday of each and every month. Cheers to all of you and enjoy the season! Brent McGowan Bottle Drive Coordinator [...]

November Bottle Drive Report

By |2019-11-04T09:58:22-08:00November 4th, 2019|Bottle Drive, Newsletter|

Many thanks to the 18 volunteers and participants in completing another successful drive Friday, November 1st. Refunds increased from 5 cents to 10 cents November 1st on many beverage containers, increasing our revenue from this source.  A total of $580 was collected for the Social Committee. 

October Bottle Drive Report

By |2019-10-09T11:05:58-07:00October 7th, 2019|Bottle Drive, Newsletter|

Thanks to the volunteers and residents who participated in another successful drive Friday. We were saddened to hear from Bob Williams, one of our most regular and long-standing volunteers, of his retirement. Thank you, Bob! We will miss you!  A total of $383 was raised for the Social Committee. 

September Bottle Drive Report

By |2019-09-11T11:06:11-07:00September 11th, 2019|Bottle Drive, Newsletter|

The September 6th Bottle Drive had 24 volunteers including 5 new people.  The extra help was much appreciated as we had an overflow volume of cans and bottles to sort.   The final result was delivery of $792 to the Social Committee. Check out the photos below taken by Jack Broadbent - what a haul! 

August Bottle Drive Report

By |2019-08-08T10:52:08-07:00August 8th, 2019|Bottle Drive, Newsletter|

A sincere thank you to the 25 volunteers who came out Friday, August 2nd to collect, sort and deliver returnable beverage containers to the Recycle Depot. Many hands make light work. Please come back next month as the volume will be even larger after a five week interlude. Thanks also to the residents who contributed to the drive. A total of $615 was contributed to the Social Committee. Please note that containers of [...]