Return-It Brings Express & GO To Peachland
Exciting news for Peachland – recycling just got easier with Return-It Express & GO!
With longer hours and contactless service, recycling refundable beverage containers has never been more convenient. Simply head over to the new recycling station at 4407 2nd Street to drop off beverage containers.
In an announcement, the industry owned, not-for-profit, product stewardship agency said the expansion of the Express & GO network is the latest step in Return-It’s mission to foster a world where nothing is waste. With this new station, residents no longer need to travel to nearby depots in Kelowna, making recycling more accessible than ever before.
“At Return-It, our mission is to make recycling as simple and convenient as possible for British Columbians. We’re excited to partner with the town of Peachland and install the Express & GO station as another step towards achieving that goal,” said Cindy Coutts, President and CEO of Return-It. “By providing an accessible solution for recycling beverage containers, we’re empowering Peachland residents to take action and make a positive impact on the environment.”
How Does It Work?
The Express & GO station operates using solar energy and is housed within a 20-foot repurposed shipping container, which is brightly colored and easy to use. To recycle empty beverage containers, all residents need to do is create a free Express account at express.return-it.ca, place containers in a clear, sealed bag with a labeled tag, and drop them off at the station. Within 10 business days, the refund will be deposited into the Express account, with a choice to receive the funds via Interac e-Transfer or cheque. Refunds can also be donated to local community groups or charitable organizations, making recycling a way to give back to the local community.
“Encorp Pacific and Return-It are critical partners in making B.C. an environmental leader in beverage container management, reducing waste and providing jobs for people across the province,” said Peachland MLA Dan Ashton. “The new Express & GO station in Peachland will support a dynamic change in how we recycle beverage containers in our communities.”
Peachland is the latest addition to the Thompson-Okanagan region’s growing network of Return-It Express & GO stations, joining Penticton, Kelowna, and Keremeos as the fourth location in the area. Peachland joins a network of 15 Express & GO locations across British Columbia, including well-known institutions like Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, and Big White Ski Resort, and retail outlets including Park Royal in North Vancouver, and North Vancouver Superstore, as well as North Shore Recycling.
In addition to this latest expansion of the Express & GO network, Return-It is also responsible for a multi-faceted on-the-go beverage container recycling bin program. The 2023 program is open to all B.C. municipalities and community groups, and applications for the bins – which are free to approved recipients – are currently being accepted. Interested parties can contact Return-It’s on-the-go recycling bin program team at [email protected] for more information.