ReCycle ReUse ReBuild and ReInvest in your Community
Whistler Community Services Society has several programs that help Whistlerites meet their needs of environmental sustainability.
The Re-Use-It Centre in Function Junction accepts donations of household goods, sports equipment, books and clothing which it resells to fund programs like the Food Bank, Youth Outreach, Counselling Assistance and Emergency Financial Assistance to name but a few. This model of Social Entrepreneurship is unique and has been acknowledged by the RMOW and other communities as being a truly 'sustainable' business model by keeping goods out of the landfill, offering affordable goods to the community and using the money to help residents meet their social sustainability needs. A true cyclical economy!
The amount of electronic products discarded globally has skyrocketed, with 20-50 million metric tonnes generated every year. Electronic waste (e-waste) now makes up five percent of worldwide municipal solid waste, nearly the same amount as all plastic packaging, but it is much more hazardous. You can find out more information on the recycling of the products handled through the Return It Electronics program by going to www.rcbc.bc.ca/education/faqs/electronic3 Last year the RUI accepted 47 metric tonnes of e-waste!
ENCORP ELECTRONICS RECYCLING is offered at the Re-Use-It Centre. To see what is accepted see www.return-it.ca
UNPLUGGED SMALL ELECTRONICS RECYCLING is offered at the Re-Use-It Centre. To see what is accepted see www.unpluggedrecycling.ca
REGIONAL RECYCLING has placed bottle return bins at the Re-Use-It Centre so when you put your bottles into these clearly marked bins, the proceeds go directly to WCSS programs and services. We also accept bottles, cans and clothing in the following locations: Blacktusk Village and Tamarisk. Additional sites are coming this fall as more bins are manufactured.
These successes are part of Whistler's Official Community Plan (www.whistler2020.ca) and represent success in the Materials and Solid Waste, Affordability and Health and Social strategic goals in our community.
The Re-Build-It Centre helps our community meets its' needs to access quality second hand building supplies, furniture and appliances. This store is located in Function Junction at 103-1400 Alpha Lake Road (On the left, just past Delish Cafe, next to Whistler Printing and Walsh Restoration). Call 604-932-1125 or email email@example.com if you have any questions. All proceeds benefit WCSS programs and services.