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Hey Dawson Creek! ‘Tis the season to eat, drink, be merry, and … recycle?

Indeed! Recycling is especially important during the holidays. It’s the time of year that we produce tonnes (literally) of trash. Often, recyclable items are thrown away when they can instead be used to create new products or generate energy!

In fact, there’s a surprising yet common item that is frequently (but unnecessarily) trashed in December. Read on, curious recycler…

Fondue (fuel)? I do!

Every holiday season, British Columbians’ interest in fondue spikes. This is thanks to the many fondue-filled Christmas dinners cooked by families across the province

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What many British Columbians don’t know is that fondue fuel is a hazardous material that should be recycled. Don’t throw it in the trash!

It’s not just fondue fuel that’s recyclable, either. Camping fuel (for you adventurous types), degreasers (think WD-40), and tons of other household hazardous waste (HHW) products are recyclable through ReGeneration’s programs. There’s even a HHW collection site conveniently located at the heart of Dawson Creek:

D.C. Recycling & Bottle Depot
925 100 Avenue
Dawson Creek, BC, V1G 1W2
Mon – Sat: 9:00am – 5:30pm

Not sure that your recyclable goods are actually recyclable?

So, you have a garage filled with dozens of cans and containers of chemicals. Where do you start with them?

There are a few things you can look for on the label of your hazardous waste materials to ensure that they’re accepted by the collection site you visit for recycling. For example, if a consumer product has a flammable symbol or a message that says “Keep away from open spark or flame” on the container, it will be recyclable through ReGeneration’s program. If you have pesticides at home, they must have 1) a poison symbol, 2) a Pest Control Product (PCP) number and 3) the word “domestic” on the label. You can learn more about determining which HHW products are recyclable by clicking here.

Are you a British Columbian located outside of Dawson Creek? Don’t worry! ReGeneration has you covered with over 110 other locations across the province that you can visit to recycle your household hazardous waste. Find a collection site close to you using our Collection Site Finder.

Happy recycling!

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