The 24/7 recycling drop-off will be opening this Saturday.

Around the clock recycling station set to open in Prince Rupert this week

After more than a year in the making, Prince Rupert's 24/7 recycling transfer station is set to open later this week.

After more than a year in the making, Prince Rupert’s 24/7 recycling transfer station is set to open later this week.

The Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District (SQCRD) will celebrate its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony in the morning of Oct. 4, with the facility opening to the public later that day

“I think it’s wonderful that the transfer station is finally being completed,” said Anna Ashley, a representative of the City of Prince Rupert on the SQCRD.

“I believe this will create more opportunity for people to recycle at times that are convenient for them and will hopefully encourage more people to recycle.”

Located on Kaien Road at the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional Recycling Depot site, the round-the-clock facility will include large bins that residents can unload fibre, plastic, metal and Styrofoam materials into at all times.

The 24/7 transfer station will increase North Coast residents accessibility to recycling, as the depot only operates during business hours from Monday to Friday, and for a few of hours on Saturdays.

The facility cost a total of $123,000 to create, with $65,500 coming from gas tax funds, $29,500 from a Coast Sustainability Trust grant, $18,000 from a Prince Rupert Port Authority donation and $10,000 from the City of Prince Rupert as an in-kind donation.