Bottle brigade plans recycling drive April 12


The Oceanside Grandmothers to Grandmothers Bottle Brigade is taking on some new activities.  We can all give them support in fundraising for our cause — by taking part in the Bottle Drive and by expanding our own recycling.  No need to double our consumption of Coke or Shiraz!

1.  Bottle Drive April 12

The Bottle Brigade is organizing a Drive scheduled for April 12 at Encorp Return-It, 611 Alberni Highway, Parksville.   Please mark your calendars and start collecting beverage bottles, cans, juice boxes etc. from your friends and neighbours!

We are looking for volunteers to work on April 12 collecting recyclables from the areas we select or helping to sort the items collected.  Please contact  or if you are willing to help.   (Lorna will be away from February 21 to March 9.)   If you volunteer please let us know the street & area in which you live.

There will be an organizational meeting for volunteers on March 11. Please contact Carolyn at for time and location details.

2. Bottle Brigade Expanded Operation

You can help us by:

• asking your neighbours to bring their refundable beverage containers to your place and taking them with yours when you go to Return-It either on a routine trip or just for the Drive on April 12.   Remember we’re willing to do the pick-up and sorting if you can’t!

• spreading the word by word-of-mouth, e-mail or social media that we’re collecting aluminum pop beer cans, plastic soft drink, water, cooler and spirit bottles, PVC juice bottles, glass beer, wine spirits and cooler bottles, gable topped drink containers (except milk)  and juice boxes.

If you are unable to take your collection to the Return-It Depot please let Lorna or Carolyn know and they’ll arrange pick-up. You can also give them your returnables at the regular g2g meetings.

Thanks from the Bottle Brigade!