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Return-It Opens a New Express & GO Station in Kelowna

Recycling just got more convenient in Kelowna. Residents can now drop off refundable beverage containers at a new Return-It Express & GO recycling station at the Glenmore Landfill at 2720 John Hindle Drive.

“We’re excited to launch our 13th Express & GO station in B.C. and support the Kelowna community through providing a convenient and easy to use recycling solution,” says Cindy Coutts, President and CEO of Return-It. “We hope this new station influences the way the community recycles, effectively increasing the recovery rate for beverage containers and diverting materials away from our natural environment. I’m looking forward to the positive impact this new station will have!”

This Express & GO station revolutionizes the recycling experience by allowing people to conveniently drop off their unsorted, pre-bagged beverage containers and receive their deposit refunds via Interac e-Transfer or cheque. Each station builds on Return-It’s mission to improve recovery rates by making recycling accessible and even more convenient for British Columbians.

“Return-It’s innovative solutions expand our province's recycling infrastructure,” said Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick. “This new Express & GO station will provide Kelowna residents with a more convenient way to recycle and divert materials from landfill.”

The Express & GO model supports a growing need for innovative recycling infrastructure. Powered by solar energy, the station is housed within a brightly coloured and easy to access 20-foot repurposed shipping container. The Express & GO station has a built-in printer allowing customers to print their bag labels to tag their bags. More details on the new station in Kelowna, including location hours, can be found Return-It Express & GO in Kelowna (Now Open!).

“The new Express & Go station is a win-win-win,” says Scott Hoekstra, Landfill & Compost Operations Manager at the City of Kelowna. “Kelowna residents have a simple, new way to recycle their refundable containers, we get to add a new service at the landfill’s recycling depot and we should see fewer recyclable materials winding up in the landfill as a result. That helps extend the landfill’s life and ultimately it saves money for the City and residents.”

Consumers also have the option to support their local community and donate their beverage container refunds to a charitable organization of their choice. With a wide range of organizations already participating in the program, users now have the opportunity to give back to their preferred cause with ease. For more information on how your organization can benefit from this program, visit Return-It Express today.

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