Encorp Pacific (Canada)

Encorp Pacific (Canada)

January 18, 2010 09:00 ET

Encorp Pacific (Canada): Recycling Just Got Easier and More Convenient for Victoria Residents

SAANICH, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire – Jan. 18, 2010) - An authorized Encorp Pacific (Canada) Return-It Depot, "The Bottle Depot" opens their doors to the Victoria/Saanich area offering full refunds on all beverage containers. They also accept 'End-of-Life' Electronics such as TV's, monitors, desktop & laptop computers, printers, fax machines and computer peripherals. Milk, cream and milk substitute beverage containers (plastic/cartons/jugs) are also accepted at this location for recycling, however, unlike other ready-to-drink beverages, there's no deposit to pay when you purchase them, so there's no refund when you Return-It for recycling.

The Bottle Depot is owned by D'Arcy and Marla Hipwell who have lived in Victoria for over 30 years. Mr. Hipwell has been in the recycling business for the past 15 years and was one of the original depot operators to join the Encorp system. Prior to that, he worked for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. for nine years. Currently, Mr. Hipwell employs over 50 people at his three locations. Employees are provided with support programs including: medical and dental benefits, tuition incentives, bus pass incentives, annual bonuses, steel-toe boots and hearing protection, as well a company baseball team to encourage good health.

The three Return-It Depots are conveniently located at:

  • 3961 Quadra Street,
  • 955 View Street,
  • 4261 Glanford Avenue. 

The grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Friday January 22, 2010 from 11:00AM – 3:00PM. There will be prizes, food and beverages for all guests. Local MLAs, Ministry of Environment staff, Community Waste Reduction Staff as well as the Mayors of Victoria and Saanich, have all been invited to attend. The new Glanford Avenue location is open Monday – Saturday 8:00AM – 6:00PM and Sunday 10:00AM – 5:00 PM. For more information about all three locations, visit www.bottledepot.ca or call (250) 727-7480. All locations offer free pick-ups and a free "How to Do a Bottle Drive" kit for community groups and sports teams who wish to organize bottle drives for fundraising activities. 

Encorp Pacific (Canada) is a federally incorporated not-for-profit stewardship corporation. They are committed to developing and managing a consumer-friendly and cost-effective system to recover beverage containers from consumers and ensure that they are recycled and not incinerated or land filled. They also provide their stewardship services on a contract basis to the BC Dairy Council and to the Electronics Stewardship Association to manage their recycling programs. Further information is available at www.return-it.ca.

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