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Towers of recycling power at Saanich school
Saanich News - June 10, 2013
Recycling isn’t a passing fad at Royal Oak middle school, where students have taken it upon themselves to change the way the school – and the district – manages its waste output.
For four years now, students have taken recycling to the extreme, finding ways to keep paper, plastics and food waste out of the garbage.
The school now diverts 80 per cent of its waste from being tossed in a garbage can, destined for Hartland landfill. Instead, a series of 50 recycling towers are installed around the school
Saanich tables recycling depot proposal after neighbours voice concerns
Kyle Slavin - Saanich News
Not in their backyards… yet
The difference between a NIMBY and an impassioned group of residents hinges on the ability to justify your position.
The Royal Oak neighbourhood fell into the latter category, after somewhat successfully lobbying council to reject rezoning for a recycling facility proposal on Commerce Circle.