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Return-It Brings Express & GO to Steveston

Return-It is pleased to announce the opening of the first ever Express & GO recycling station in Richmond. Located at 13191 #2 Road, this new facility in partnership with Steveston Harbour Authority, aims to make recycling refundable beverage containers more convenient for residents. With extended hours and a user-friendly, contactless system, the station is designed to make recycling used beverage containers easy in the Steveston area of Richmond and encourage more community participation. The expansion of the Express & GO network is the latest step in Return-It's mission to foster a world where nothing is waste.

The Express & GO station is part of Return-It's ongoing effort to enhance recycling accessibility across British Columbia. To use the new Express & GO station to recycle empty beverage containers, all residents need to do is create a free Express account at, place containers in a clear, sealed bag with a labeled tag, and drop them off at the station. Refunds are processed within 10 business days, available via e-Transfer or cheque, and can also be donated to local charities.

"We are thrilled to bring Express & GO to Richmond," said Cindy Coutts, President and CEO of Return-It. "Our goal is to make recycling as accessible and hassle-free as possible, and this new station is a significant step in that direction."

The City of Richmond has been a trailblazer in adopting a modern and flexible approach to recycling. By focusing on practical solutions rather than regulatory mandates, the City has created an environment where innovative recycling initiatives can flourish. This progressive mindset has enabled the swift introduction of the new Express & GO recycling station.

Mayor Malcolm Brodie expressed enthusiasm about the new station: "Richmond is proud to support sustainable practices and make recycling easier for our residents. The new Express & GO station is a great addition to our city's recycling infrastructure, and we commend Return-It for their partnership approach."

Richmond is the latest addition to the Lower Mainland's growing network of Return-It Express & GO stations, joining North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Coquitlam, UBC and SFU as the seventh location in the region. Richmond joins a network of 17 Express & GO locations across British Columbia.

Return-It continues to collaborate with other municipalities to enhance recycling efforts across the region. This includes a current initiative with the City of Vancouver to streamline zoning regulations to encourage more recycling infrastructure, as directed by a decision of Vancouver City Council earlier this year.

"We look forward to continuing our partnership with Vancouver and other municipalities to improve recycling accessibility and efficiency," added Cindy Coutts. "Our shared goal is to make recycling easier and more convenient for everyone."

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