9 January 2023
What is waste diversion and how are we doing?
Does the recycling actually get recycled?
What happened to the soft plastic packaging recycling?
Does the confidential shredding get recycled?
Many people think that confidential paper is not recycled, but that is untrue! After being shredded, the paper is then recycled and helps us toward our waste diversion goals.
Can we start a mask recycling program?
In 2021 and 2022, the BC Ministry of Health ran several pilot projects in facilities throughout the province to determine the logistics of recycling masks. More information on the feasibility of expanding mask recycling options is expected over the coming months.
Our department needs recycling bins!
If you are missing bins, please contact us and we can connect you to the right department.
My coworkers and I need a refresher on recycling and waste segregation
Health-care staff have a lot of competing priorities, but proper waste segregation is important for everyone’s health and safety. You can take the Waste Management Basics course on LearningHub and review the many resources available on this website.