Richmond recycling depot gets a new makeover, upgrades

Richmond News

Richmondites won’t have to worry about getting soaked while sorting their recyclables at the city’s recycling depot thanks to its recent makeover.

New tent coverings, steel awnings and a classroom for future environmental programs are a few of the improvements the City of Richmond has made to its recycling depot thanks in part to a grant from Western Coast Insurance Services.

The depot has also increased its waste material collection and purchased new equipment for moving recycled materials. …

“Our goal in upgrading Richmond’s recycling depot is to improve user experience and broaden its scope of services,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

The City of Richmond spent a total of $1.58 million to make improvements, of which $5,000 came from the insurance company’s foundation.

“The (Western coast Insurance Services’) community infrastructure grant aided in these upgrades, aimed to promote greater recycling as well as support the city’s established waste diversion targets and council’s commitment to the environment.” …

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