Recycling

Students from Walnut Grove Secondary School, under the guidance of teacher Tim Stephenson and engineer Peter Kopic, have been building a plastic shredder as part of the engineering club. The goal is to repurpose plastic bottles and containers into long term products, to keep them from getting into the landfill. (Special to Langley Advance Times/Tim Stephenson)

Walnut Grove Secondary students engineer plastic shredder to tackle climate change

Local secondary kids participated in province-wide educational program

 

Jocelyn Titus, founder of Earth Ninjas and Cleaning Up Aldergrove. (Special to The Star)

New year brings new call for residents to keep Aldergrove clean

Earth Ninjas founder Jocelyn Titus asks people to join garbage picks this January

 

Sung Kim, owner of Aldergrove Return-It Depot, now welcomes oil, filters, and antifreeze. (Kari Kylo/Special to The Star)

Used oil recycling facility opens in Aldergrove

New program provides environmentally friendly system to recycle used oil and antifreeze materials

Sung Kim, owner of Aldergrove Return-It Depot, now welcomes oil, filters, and antifreeze. (Kari Kylo/Special to The Star)
Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)

B.C. deconstruction company ignites Dragons’ Den interest

Unbuilders deconstructs and salvages old buildings instead of sending them to landfill

Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)
Gary Hee with some of the election signs from the Oct. 24 B.C. election and some of the planter boxes they became (Courtesy Gary Hee)

Langley election signs transformed into planters by recycling advocate

Gary Hee thinks signs shouldn’t be dumped in landfills

Gary Hee with some of the election signs from the Oct. 24 B.C. election and some of the planter boxes they became (Courtesy Gary Hee)
Return-It depots to change deposits on beverage containers over 1 litre from 20¢ to 10¢ starting Oct. 1. (Black Press Media files)

Return-It depots change beverage container deposits from 20 to 10 cents

Change will be implemented on Oct. 1, with a transition period being held until Oct. 11

Return-It depots to change deposits on beverage containers over 1 litre from 20¢ to 10¢ starting Oct. 1. (Black Press Media files)
Residents of Langley City and Township must take styrofoam to recycling depots. A local resident questions why it’s not collected in the roadside recycling residents pay for. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Langley recycler irked by styrofoam rules

Resident must make a special trip to recycle styrofoam even through residents pay for recycling

  • Jul 26, 2020
Residents of Langley City and Township must take styrofoam to recycling depots. A local resident questions why it’s not collected in the roadside recycling residents pay for. (Black Press Media files)
Township of Langley Recycling Ambassador Mel Matychuk (right) has recruited other volunteers within his Yorkson condominium in Willoughby and worked to save their strata council $10,000 by switching to municipal recycling pickup. (Township of Langley/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Recycling efforts by Langley man saves strata more than $10,000

An ambassador program offers help for multi-family complexes within the Township

  • Jul 20, 2020
Township of Langley Recycling Ambassador Mel Matychuk (right) has recruited other volunteers within his Yorkson condominium in Willoughby and worked to save their strata council $10,000 by switching to municipal recycling pickup. (Township of Langley/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Electrician Bryce McLean managed to get the low speed working on Niki Berry’s mixer at the first repair cafe held in Langley last November. (Langley Advance Times file)

Repair cafe returns to Langley

Volunteers will help residents fix small appliances, clothes and more

Electrician Bryce McLean managed to get the low speed working on Niki Berry’s mixer at the first repair cafe held in Langley last November. (Langley Advance Times file)
Metro Vancouver is encouraging residents to “think thrice” before tossing that ugly blouse, ripped jeans or socks with holes into the garbage. (Metro Vancouver/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Metro Vancouver wants the region to repurpose, donate, or repair used clothing

Textile mending workshops to be held across the Lower Mainland, including Langley

Metro Vancouver is encouraging residents to “think thrice” before tossing that ugly blouse, ripped jeans or socks with holes into the garbage. (Metro Vancouver/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Judy Simmill and one of her crocheted sleeping mats made from plastic bags. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

WATCH: Chilliwack woman makes sleeping mats for the homeless out of plastic bags

The crocheted mats are given out to people in the streets by security personnel

Judy Simmill and one of her crocheted sleeping mats made from plastic bags. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)