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Circular Bowen takes on the challenge of recycling the hard stuff: toothbrushes, potato bags, broken deck chairs

Here's how Bowen Islanders can participate
People cleaning up a beach
Islanders can join Circular Bowen in cleaning up September Morn beach Sept. 12

Circular Bowen will be hosting a series of neighbourhood pop-up recycling events to bring the love of recycling on Bowen Island to a new level.  Their first stop is 828 Hummingbird Lane on Saturday, Sept. 18. Come and recycle what no longer serves you, or sparks joy (a la Marie Kondo); and stick around to refresh September Morn Beach, after a long summer where she refreshed you.

The past 18 months has been a time of “clearing out” – among other things – for many of us.  We’ve sold stuff, donated to the Nook, taken to BIRD, and so on.  But there are always other things... things that we just don’t quite know what to do with – and sadly, much of that stuff ends up in the landfill. Circular Bowen sees it as a thrilling challenge to recycle the hard stuff: from toothbrushes and potato bags to broken deck chairs and old summer coolers (yes, the one with the big crack), and those toys that have been loved so much that they now have fallen over with exhaustion.

 We will be accepting plastics, including bread ties, broken or old containers, toys, toothbrushes, chip bags, net bags, buckets, garden hoses, bike tires/tubes, clothing, shoes, sleeping bags, towels, pillows, textiles, curtains, infant car seats ($25 each), helmets ($10 each), and more.

 A suggested donation of $10/bag will be gratefully accepted, with donations supporting recycling and a local project that supports the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action.

While you’re doing your recycling, get a glimpse of the arts-based event to be hosted at the same location, 828 Hummingbird, for the first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This event will also be supported by Circular Bowen, and we will have information and activities to get you thinking about what you can do to respond to the TRC’s call to action. 

We are looking forward to seeing you, rain or shine.

Recycle: September 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 828 Hummingbird Lane

Refresh: September 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at September Morn Beach