Garbage

Ucluelet garbageman Frank Thomas Trodden took this photo of just some of the bounty he received during an appreciation day held in his honour to thank him for his hard work and positive attitude. (Photo courtesy of Frank Thomas Trodden)

Ucluelet showers popular garbageman with gifts on ‘Frank Appreciation Day’

“Thanks Frank for doing a great job. We really do appreciate you.”

 

Steve Nikirk, and other members of B.C. Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, were part of efforts to clean up areas off of Claymore Road in Qualicum Beach on June 12, 2022. Nikirk is seen here disassembling an abandoned motor home. (Kevin Forsyth photo).

Community continues cleanup effort near Qualicum fish hatchery

Second round included a couch, building materials and an abandoned travel trailer

 

View of a stockpile at the facility on Vye Road.

Toxic chemicals discharged from Abbotsford waste facility into fish-bearing creek

Company responsible is under contract with the City of Abbotsford

 

Kade Johnson, left, Allan Nielsen and Derek Johnson, of Budget Glass, replace shattered windows following a suspicious fire set in a garbage bin in front of the Money Mart at Rock City Plaza shopping centre early Thursday. Nanaimo RCMP are investigating. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Suspicious fire blows out front window of Nanaimo Money Mart

Nanaimo RCMP investigating fire in trash bin at Rock City Plaza

Kade Johnson, left, Allan Nielsen and Derek Johnson, of Budget Glass, replace shattered windows following a suspicious fire set in a garbage bin in front of the Money Mart at Rock City Plaza shopping centre early Thursday. Nanaimo RCMP are investigating. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Sooke Shelter staff and residents are ready to get to work. Each day for the past two years, residents head out to perform simple acts of community service such as picking up litter and tidying up areas around the community. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Shelter residents help keep Sooke clean

Each day, residents at the Sooke Shelter Society are walking the community to pick up trash

Sooke Shelter staff and residents are ready to get to work. Each day for the past two years, residents head out to perform simple acts of community service such as picking up litter and tidying up areas around the community. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
Volunteers Kelly Kovach and Dale Hassall work together to bag some rubbish. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Volunteers Kelly Kovach and Dale Hassall work together to bag some rubbish. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
A trash collector making his daily rounds. Calgary-based VDQ-NRG hopes to build a plant in Sooke and take household waste and produce biofuels. (File - Black Press Media)

Sooke eyed for new $55-million biofuels plant

Calgary-based company plans to convert garbage to energy

A trash collector making his daily rounds. Calgary-based VDQ-NRG hopes to build a plant in Sooke and take household waste and produce biofuels. (File - Black Press Media)
Volunteers at the Little Mountain trash removal project on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, as they separated metals, tires and random garbage for transport to the Church Road transfer station. 
(Submitted photo)

Nearly 25 tonnes of illegally dumped trash removed from Little Mountain near Parksville

Rotary Club, volunteers work for 3 years on cleanup project

Volunteers at the Little Mountain trash removal project on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, as they separated metals, tires and random garbage for transport to the Church Road transfer station. 
(Submitted photo)
An intact wine glass covered in barnacles was found during one of the Gorge Waterway cleanups. (Photo courtesy of Rachel O’Neill)

Volunteer-driven Gorge Waterway cleanup happens Saturday, rain or shine

Community participation helps protect habitat, maintain natural space

An intact wine glass covered in barnacles was found during one of the Gorge Waterway cleanups. (Photo courtesy of Rachel O’Neill)
Victoria residents are encouraged to trade cigarette butts for cash at a recycling buy-back program Sept. 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cigarette butts equal cash at upcoming Victoria cleanup event

Participants receive cash prize for every 1,000 butts collected

Victoria residents are encouraged to trade cigarette butts for cash at a recycling buy-back program Sept. 4. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sooke ATV Club members collected a dumpster load of garabhe, including an abandoned boat, while doing a cleanup along Anderson Road near Muir Creek on July 17. (Contributed - Sooke ATV Club)

Sooke ATV Club gives back by cleaning up

Derelict boat, household and construction waste part of cleanup effort

Sooke ATV Club members collected a dumpster load of garabhe, including an abandoned boat, while doing a cleanup along Anderson Road near Muir Creek on July 17. (Contributed - Sooke ATV Club)
Two Saanich residents who visited Mt. Douglas Park recently encountered this pile of garbage and say the large piles in this natural environment are becoming more common. (Photo courtesy of Stefan Terras)

Garbage piles at Mt. Doug in Saanich not just a result of heat-related slowdowns

Concerned residents say they see waste left behind nearly every weekend at park

Two Saanich residents who visited Mt. Douglas Park recently encountered this pile of garbage and say the large piles in this natural environment are becoming more common. (Photo courtesy of Stefan Terras)
Retailers say they’re ready for the ban on single-use plastic checkout bags in Nanaimo when it takes effect July 1. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s single-use checkout bag ban ready to go into place Canada Day

Business operators say there’s been plenty of time to plan and prepare for bylaw that kicks in July 1

Retailers say they’re ready for the ban on single-use plastic checkout bags in Nanaimo when it takes effect July 1. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
COVID-related trash is washing up on shorelines across the world, including Coldstream’s Kal Beach, as pictured in this May 2021 photograph. (Jennifer Smith - Black Press)

Shoreline cleanup finds COVID-related trash increased during height of the pandemic

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup reports litter from single-use food packaging nearly doubled

COVID-related trash is washing up on shorelines across the world, including Coldstream’s Kal Beach, as pictured in this May 2021 photograph. (Jennifer Smith - Black Press)
A crew of WestCoast WILD Adventures employees tackled an onslaught of litter left at the ‘Locks of Love’ fence at Wally Creek on May 2. (Anne-Marie Gosselin photo)

Litter woes continue at ‘Locks of Love’ fence near Tofino-Ucluelet

Popular Highway 4 spot continues to be consumed by disrespect

A crew of WestCoast WILD Adventures employees tackled an onslaught of litter left at the ‘Locks of Love’ fence at Wally Creek on May 2. (Anne-Marie Gosselin photo)
The current boat used by Rugged Coast Research Society for remote shoreline cleanup operations will be replaced by a landing craft that will allow society members to haul four times as much marine garbage per trip from Vancouver Island’s remote shorelines. (Agathe Bernard photo/Rugged Coast Research Society)

Nanaimo-based research group needs bigger boat for coastal cleanups

Rugged Coast Research Society raising cash for landing craft to pull trash from remote shorelines

The current boat used by Rugged Coast Research Society for remote shoreline cleanup operations will be replaced by a landing craft that will allow society members to haul four times as much marine garbage per trip from Vancouver Island’s remote shorelines. (Agathe Bernard photo/Rugged Coast Research Society)
The Regional District of Nanaimo’s board is forwarding a motion on illegal dumping to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities’ upcoming annual general meeting. (Kane Blake photo)

Island communities asked to join forces in seeking help fighting illegal dumping

RDN resolution to be forwarded to Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities

The Regional District of Nanaimo’s board is forwarding a motion on illegal dumping to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities’ upcoming annual general meeting. (Kane Blake photo)
(NEWS FILE PHOTO)

City of Port Alberni, ACRD prepare for compost collection in 2021

Roadside pickup is expected to begin in the City of Port Alberni in June 2021

(NEWS FILE PHOTO)
David Boudinot has been going on daily litter-picking walks through his neighbourhood of Fernwood since June. (David Boudinot/Twitter)

Victoria ‘litter picker’ collects more than 300 litres in under a month

David Boudinot collects two to four pailfuls each morning

David Boudinot has been going on daily litter-picking walks through his neighbourhood of Fernwood since June. (David Boudinot/Twitter)
The Regional District of Nanaimo collected approximately 10,000 old waste and garbage bins to be repurposed or reused. (PQB News file photo)

10,000 old Nanaimo-area garbage bins repurposed elsewhere on the Island

Used containers donated to school districts, communities to be reused

The Regional District of Nanaimo collected approximately 10,000 old waste and garbage bins to be repurposed or reused. (PQB News file photo)