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People-powered compost pick-up for downtown core

The DVBA is excited to announce our partnership with reCYCLISTS to bring zero emission compost and recycling pick-up to our downtown core.

reCYCLISTS is a bicycle-based compost and recycling program offering an environmentally friendly, pollutant-free collection service for downtown businesses. Because our downtown is compact, downtown businesses can be serviced with pedal power, and reCYCLISTS can provide our membership with compost and recycling pick up at sustainable rates.

reCYCLISTS provides two different services for businesses within the boundaries of the DVBA using a specially designed and distinctively branded pedal-powered tricycle piloted by members of the DVBA's Clean Team. This specialized reCYCLISTS trike will carry close to 200 kilograms of compost and/or recycling per load. Compost pick-ups at participating businesses are regularly scheduled monthly, bi-monthly, weekly, or bi-weekly. Participating businesses will also be provided with a small tabletop container and a large 48 litre container. Compost picked up by the reCYCLIST trike is beneficially recycled into a natural medium that directly supports pesticide-free gardening, water conservation and greenhouse gas reduction.

The reCYCLISTS program is also available to pick up your hard-to-recycle materials on-demand. This is not a scheduled service as prices change depending on material being recycled. Find out how your business can recycle CFL tubes, Styrofoam, soft plastics, bicycle tires, and more in the price list below.

To register for compost pick up or to arrange for recycling pickup, call the reCYCLISTS at 250-386-2111 for more information or visit



Weekly pickup of one (1) 48L green bin $40/month
Twice Weekly pickup of one (1) 48L green bin $70/month
Every 2 week pickup of one (1) 48L green bin $25/month
Once every 4 week pickup of one (1) 48L green bin $15/month
'Call-in' pickup - 1-48L green bin $10 each
Styrofoam $6/bag (35" x 50" or equivalent)
Soft Plastics $6/bag (35" x 50" or equivalent)
Combination of Styrofoam & Soft Plastics $20/4 bags (35" x 50" or equivalent)
Cardboard & Mixed Paper $6/bag (35" x 50" or equivalent)
Foil-Lined Packaging $6/bag (35" x 50" or equivalent)
Gable-top Milk Cartons $6/bag (35" x 50" or equivalent)
Tetra-Packs $6/bag (35" x 50" or equivalent)
Glass/Metal/Hard Plastics $0.10/kg (Must be in bag or bucket)
Light Bulbs: CFL Tubes $0.75 each
Light Bulbs: Fluorescent Tubes $0.15/linear foot
Bicycle Tires $0.75/tire (includes one tube per tire)
E-Waste/Small Appliances $2.50/item
Used Cooking Oil $5/16L Container


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