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Sea-to-Sky Recycling

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As ElectroRecycle summer ambassadors, we are gearing up for our Sea-to-Sky recycling adventure to reach new communities and raise awareness about the importance of small appliances and power tools recycling. During the Victoria Day long weekend, we journeyed along the twisty highway to attend the Squamish and Whistler Farmers Markets. We managed to feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver.

Squamish Farmers Market

On Saturday morning, we left the city limits to make our way to the Squamish Farmers Market, nestled below the Stawamus Chief Mountain. The market-goers welcomed us into their community, delighted to drop off their broken small appliances and power tools. They shared with us their passion to preserve the environment through their community cleanups and their path to zero waste by practicing the 6 Rs. We collected a variety of ElectroRecycle products, including the vacuum pictured below!

Recycling vacuums in Squamishthe 6 Rs poster - rethink, reuse, recycle, repair, reduce, refuse in Squamish

Whistler Farmers Market

We set our sights on the Whistler Farmers Market on Sunday morning. Picturesque snow-covered mountains welcomed us all along. Set in the heart of the Upper Village, we were graced with the stunning view of Blackcomb Mountain. As it was opening day for the market, the crowd was packed with vendors and families.

Our bright green ElectroRecycle tent and trivia wheel drew the attention of all who passed by. We gathered large crowds who shared their recycling knowledge with us, while we spread the word about the program and handed out swag. The trivia wheel gave us a great understanding of how much the kids already knew about recycling, which we will take into account as we prepare for our upcoming school presentation at Victoria West Elementary next Friday, May 24th.

Visiting Regional Recycling Whistler

After the Farmers Market, we had the opportunity to meet with Regional Recycling Whistler’s manager. We dropped off all of the small appliances and power tools that we had collected throughout the weekend. Chatting with the locals is a good way to get new ideas for future collection events in the area. It allows understanding how we can continue to increase recycling awareness, and preserve Whistler’s natural beauty.

Our Sea-to-Sky recycling adventure was a good reminder of how beautiful the province is! It also showed us how passionate local individuals are about the environment. Are you interested in hosting a collection event with us? We’d love to hear from you! You can reach out to us via email at info@cesarecycling.ca.

Next stop: Vancouver Island!

We look forward to our next trip to our vibrant capital! We will be attending:

  • Victoria West Elementary School Presentation – Friday, May 24
  • Meeting with the Solid Waste Manager for the CRD – Friday, May 24
  • Sooke Farmers Market – Saturday, May 25, 10 am-2 pm
  • Selkirk Waterfront Festival in Victoria – Sunday, May 26, 10 am-3 pm

Swing by and drop off your small appliances and power tools! Give our trivia wheel a spin, or our ring toss a go to learn more about our +200 recycling depots!

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