Each year hundreds of schools across British Columbia join the Return-It School Contest. The contest is an opportunity for students to take their recycling programs to another level and to have these initiatives recognized. There are amazing success stories coming from elementary, middle, and high … Read more about Wow! Schools Exceed Recycling Goals!
Hello Friends of Columbia Bottle Depots! Did you know that last year over 90,000 tons of material was diverted from our landfills and waterways? Way to go British Columbia! We are very proud to help to contribute to these amazing numbers! … Read more about British Columbia Recycling Stats – 2019
Hello Friends of Columbia Bottle Depots! We are very proud to announce that the RE/MAX Kelowna bottle drive held at two of Columbia Bottle's depots raised $17,125.55 on May 27, 2020 for the Central Okanagan Food Bank! This is our biggest bottle drive yet and are very excited to have helped such a … Read more about Columbia Bottle Helped RE/MAX Kelowna Raise Over $17,000 for the Central Okanagan Food Bank!
Columbia Bottle Depots has been recognized by Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. as a 2019 Leader in Sustainability for its exceptional commitment to battery recycling! Last year, Columbia Bottle Depots collected over 5,000 kilograms of household batteries through Call2Recycle®, making it one of the … Read more about 2019 Leader in Sustainability
From Cheers to Careers! Columbia Bottle Depots is a very proud partner of Pathways Abilities Society. You can help keep individuals with diverse abilities employed by donating your empties at any one of the three Columbia Bottle Depots in Kelowna. 100% of any empties donations go directly back … Read more about Helping People with Diverse Abilities Keep Their Jobs
Columbia Bottle Depots has been in partnership with Pathways Abilities Society since 2007. Pathways is a non-profit, registered charity, whose mission is "To assist people with disabilities to reach their individual goals and contribute as equal members of community." Columbia Bottle Depots is … Read more about Proud to Help Pathways Abilities Society
Hello Friends of Columbia Bottle Depots! Encorp's Return-It program has announced today that as of November 1, 2019 "there will be a 10-cent deposit for all ready-to-drink beverage containers containing soft drinks, juice, water, energy and sport drinks up to and including 1 litre in size. … Read more about November 1, 2019: Beverage Container Deposits are Changing
Congratulations to Columbia Bottle Depots and the Cassan Family for being finalists for the Family Enterprise of the Year Award through the Family Enterprise Xchange (FEX)!! The Family Enterprise of the Year Award (FEYA), according the the FEX website, "is unique among business awards in Canada, as … Read more about Family Enterprise of the Year Finalists!
Columbia Bottle Depots was very proud to received the Call2Recycle 2018 Leader in Sustainability Award. This award is only given to businesses that are top performing participants in their commitment to battery recycling. In 2018 alone, Columbia Bottle Depots was able to contribute close to 5,000 … Read more about Columbia Bottle Depots is an Award Winning Leader in Sustainability
Our 1936 Kent Road Depot in Kelowna, BC offers Return-It Express! Return-It Express is great for people with limited time who don’t want to sort their own product but still want a refund on their applicable recyclables. Please note there is NO FEE associated with this program! The Return-It … Read more about Don’t Want to Sort but Want a Refund?? Express Return-It!
Hello Friends of Columbia Bottle Depots! The Kirschner Depot is officially closed, BUT our new location at 1936 Kent Road, Kelowna, BC, V1Y-7S1 will be open for business on December 1, 2018 at 8:00 am. The new space on Kent Road will be able to provide more effective services to customers and we … Read more about 1936 Kent Road Depot Open for Business on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 8:00 am!
Hello Friends of Columbia Bottle Depots! We have an exciting update! The Kirschner Depot will be relocating to 1936 Kent Road, Kelowna, BC, V1Y-7S1 and will be open for business on December 1, 2018 at 8:00 am. The Kirschner depot will be closed from Monday, November 26, 2018 to Friday, November … Read more about Kirschner Depot Moving – UPDATES