for greater victoria, recycling can be a pain in the glass - the best glass water bottle
Glass of many large Victorian apartments, townhouses and apartment buildings
From wine bottles to jam and sauce cans-
It is no longer collected for recycling.
While some are heading to the collection station for recycling, some are eventually dumped
Although glass is a prohibited material.
"It's not that we're going to get a lot of glass in, it's that we're trying to understand where this enforcement is going to make sense.
It's not necessarily logical to implement it without a market, "said Russ Smith, senior manager of environmental resources for the capital region.
Smith said caution must be exercised in enforcing the glass ban because there is no market for recycled glass.
CRD manages the Blue House
The box recycling plan for a single family residence represents the provincial organization for recycling B. C.
But the CRD program does not include multiple
Units such as apartments and townhouses rely on private contractors to collect garbage and recyclable items.
Glass is still collected from most singles.
Family homes planned through the blue box, but in recent months the Porter has informed the FAC
They will no longer collect family complexes where glass is recycled.
"I think the responsible porters tend to say: 'We don't have a market for this kind of thing, so we won't tell you that we're recycling it and throwing it in the trash.
"We will stop collecting it as recyclable items because we want to be transparent about the market conditions," Smith said . ".
Stew Young, the boss of Alpine disposal, said there was no economic Point in collecting glass.
There is also a problem with the glass because it breaks down during the collection process, polluting other materials and making them worthless.
Lyndsey Chauhan, director of marketing and communications for recycling BC.
Agree that contamination of other materials is a problem with glass.
Chauhan said: "When it is broken and collected into the same container as other packaging or paper, the glass fragments are embedded in and mixed with other recyclable materials and cannot be separated again.
"This means that neither glass nor other recyclable items can be recycled.
"Young believes that the area should be completely recycled from roadside recycling, but handled in a combination of deposit and warehouse collection.
"If you put a deposit on it, then the source of it is separated and people get the money right away.
"When the blue box was scheduled to be launched in 1989, Frank Leonard, the chairman of the CRD Environmental Council, said the glass market had been on the verge.
"Everyone is trying to come up with a desperate way to get rid of it, but, symbolically, we think taking it out is a blow to the blue box," Leonard said . ".
People are working on getting materials from waste logistics and telling them to put the glass back into the waste logistics, which could compromise the credibility of the recycling plan and possibly even what was established, Leonard said.
Traditionally, most of the glass collected is ground and used as a building aggregate.
There was even a time when CRD paid the porters to collect the glass through Blue
Then buy back the broken glass as a filler for the landfill.
CRD will soon seek public input on issues of garbage and recycling, including how to best address issues such as glass collection, Smith said.
Moving to the warehouse may be an option.
Another effort might be to try to change people's buying habits so they don't buy glass containers in the first place.
"Maybe what I bought now is not something of glass, knowing that the glass has not been recycled.
"Maybe just understanding, unfortunately, as in most areas, people have to take it to the warehouse," Smith said . ".
Leonard said he would still object to getting the glass out of the blue box.
He believes that eliminating the glass in the collection may lead to people starting to think that recycling is not important, and you just put the material into the landfill.
"You want a culture of recycling, reuse, compost, and everything about every house, every townhouse, every apartment and every business," Leonard said . ".