I have an ever growing collection of glass jars, they often come in useful and have a multitude of different uses, from a drinking vessel, to storing chickpeas or rice, they are very useful. However, the collection is growing too large to make use of all the jars. The local municipality here in Tofino merely landfills them and there is no recycling to be found. Today with the help of the Recycling Council of BC (RCBC), we discovered that recycling can and does take place on Vancouver Island. Unfortunately the RCBC’ ‘Recylepedia‘ does not have an option to select glass, so a few emails later located a place that does. The Nanaimo Recycling Exchange.
I just wanted to thank the Recycling Council of BC for their help in this matter, especially the friendly Jesse, who was replying to my emails. So my collection of glass jars will now avoid landfill and return into the system somehow. I have emailed them to ask what actually happens to the glass jars – stay tuned for that one.