How to Sort Plastics


We're seeing plastics improperly added to Sort'nGo collection carts in Port Alberni. This can contaminate our waste streams while making it costly and challenging to reach our waste diversion goals. Let's work together to sort smarter, and live simpler.


Find Answers on the App

All of the items in the graphics above can be found on the Sort’nGo ACRD app, with instructions on where they belong or where they should be taken. The app is free and available for download on the Apple Store or Google Play.

For those without mobile devices, use the desktop version and select “sort it” for sorting help: https://api.recollect.net/r/area/ACRD


Organics

Plastic bags, even those marked compostable, or biodegradable, don’t belong. This is because items that carry these labels don't always break down the same way, or in the same timeframe, which means these plastics can contaminate the organic waste stream with microplastics and affect our ability to make compost. Green carts should be lined with paper only – newspapers, paper bags, or cardboard.


Recycling

Soft plastics including plastic bags, leftover packaging, plastic wrap, and plastic bottles should all be taken to:

  • Bamfield Transfer Station

  • Westcoast Recycling Depot

  • 3rd Ave Recycling Depot

  • AV Landfill Recycling Depot

  • Sonbird Refuse & Recycling

Some soft plastic items like straws and candy wrappers belong in the garbage. Check the app for details.


Garbage

Plastics including cling wrap, cups, and gardening pots/holders/trays should all be taken to:

  • Bamfield Transfer Station

  • Westcoast Recycling Depot

  • 3rd Ave Recycling Depot

  • AV Landfill Recycling Depot

  • Sonbird Refuse & Recycling


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