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
Columbia Bottle Depots are very proud to be a part of Rutland Elementary School's ongoing Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling program. Rutland Elementry School's goal this year was to send all students who participated in the bottle drivers to camp. They have met their goal! Rutland Elementary … Read more about Returning Containers Sends Rutland Elementary Students Camping!
Encorp's annual Return-It to Win-It Contest starts on June 15, 2018. Come into any of our three conveniently located Columbia Bottle Depots in Kelowna, BC starting on June 15, 2018 to pick up a scratch ticket when you return your refundables. You could win up to $25,000 cash or one of 5,000 gift … Read more about Return-It to Win-It Contest Starts June 15, 2018! Win up to $25,000 cash!
Columbia Bottle Depot is very proud to officially be a part of Encorp Pacific (Canada)'s 5 Star Depot Program. What does this mean? As per Encorp Pacific (Canada): "Like the hotel industry where a 5 Star designation assures the hotel guest of an exemplary standard of service, cleanliness, … Read more about Columbia Bottle Depots Are Officially 5 Star Depots!