Posted on Dec 19, 2018
The Rotary Recyclers have delivered their last load of 2018 to the Parksville Bottle & Recycling Depot, capping off a successful fundraising year.  Since the inception of this project in 2016, over $16,000 has been raised for Rotary projects, an accomplishment requiring a few hours per week by a team of very dedicated Rotarians.  The Rotary Club of Parksville AM also acknowledges, with gratitude, the generosity of The Beach Club and its Manager, Arthur Wong for allowing the Club to take on this activity and retain the profits for the benefit of Rotary projects.
 
 
The Rotary Recyclers also recognize the invaluable support received by the staff at the Parksville Bottle and Recycling Depot.  Each week, we are met by their friendly smiles and willing guidance.  Recycling is not as easy as it once was.  Every week, it seems that new types of bottles appear and, with all the emerging craft distilleries and breweries, it is sometimes hard to distinguish wine from beer bottles or pop cans from coolers.  The Depot staff are exceedingly patient and always constructive in correcting our mistakes.  Our thanks to Toni and Katie (shown below), and to all the Depot staff for their ongoing support.
 
 
The Rotary Recycling project is a significant initiative on many levels.  Recycling is important because it makes the environment a cleaner place, conserves materials, saves energy, and reduces the amount of garbage in landfills.  And when the money raised through recycling is put to projects that make our community and our world a better place, then you have a "win-win" all around!
 
The Rotary Recyclers will resume their weekly sorting sessions at The Beach Club on January 2 at 8:30 am.  Anyone interested in supporting this ongoing fundraiser is welcome to join in the fun!