Recycling depot now open on Sunday

The Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional Recycling Facility is now open on Sundays.

The Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional Recycling Facility is now open on Sundays.

Effective May 3, users of the facility are able to access recycling services between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sundays.

“There has been increasing demand from the public to extend the recycling depots operational hours to allow users with more opportunity to access recycling services,” explained Tim Des Champ, recycling operations manager for the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District.

Eight hours of staff time has been added to the staffing schedule each week to allow for the change. Furthermore, the 24/7 recycling transfer station has become an after-hours drop off spot only, making the most productive use of staff time and resources while the recycling facility is open.

“The increased operating hours on Sunday will also help mitigate congestion and debris build-up at the recycling transfer station that was opened in the fall of 2014,” said Des Champ.

The Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional Recycling Facility is now open every day of the week for at least a few hours.