The Nak’azdli Recycling Depot is located at 300 Dachun Rd. Currently there are no signs that tell you this though. We are the second left down Necoslie Rd. Just before T’loh Forest Products. It’s a large, unfinished building surrounded by chain-link fence. There are two signs directing where the depot is; you can’t miss it!
We Are Open:
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Starting May 19, 2014, businesses that supply packaging and printed paper to BC residents are responsible for collecting and managing these materials so they can be recycled. Multi-Material BC (MMBC), a non-profit organization working on behalf of these businesses, is responsible for residential recycling programs in many areas across BC, either directly or by working with local governments, First Nations, private companies and not-for-profit organizations.
Through MMBC’s packaging and printed paper recycling program, many BC residents are able to recycle types of packaging that are not commonly included in current curbside,
multi-family and depot collection programs, including milk cartons, foam containers and packaging, plant pots, aluminum foil packaging, certain types of plastic film packaging and drink cups.
MMBC is among more than 20 Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs introduced in BC over the past two decades. Through these programs, industry is responsible for
end-of-life management of items such as beverage containers, electronics, paint, used oil, tires and batteries. EPR is a way for industry to manage the environmental impact of products during all stages of the product life-cycle, from production to collection and recycling when a product is no longer useful.
Previously there were no resources in Fort St. James for recycling plastics and many other household packaging. Residents had to haul their plastic recycling to Vanderhoof or Prince George. The Nak’azdli Recycling Program has brought not only plastic recycling to Fort St. James but also a FREE curbside program to all of the Fort St. James and Nak’azdli Reserve
residents who currently receive a scheduled garbage pick up. Rural residents can bring their recyclables to the Depot free of charge and we hope to implement a rural curbside and
business collection program in the near future.
The Nak’azdli Recycling Depot is teaming up with local municipality and organizations to divert more waste from landfills and educate the residents of Fort St. James about how to Reduce their solid waste, Reuse items that still have considerable use out of them, and Recycle materials that no longer have a use and can be made into new products! Recycling is much less expensive and requires much less resources than to create a whole new product. The Nak’azdli Recycling Depot is also working on education programs to bring new, innovative waste management ideas to Fort St. James such as composting and more availability to current recycling programs. Please check back frequently for updates on these programs!