Northern Health Tests Recycling Program

By Kendall Robertson
December 5, 2018 - 2:17pm Updated: December 5, 2018 - 5:51pm

PRINCE GEORGE- Northern Health is rolling out a new program to test the feasibility of commercial recycling at its facilities. It says it has had limited options in the past due to the large scale of waste it produces. A pilot program for mixed paper recycling is being tested at Gateway Lodge and in several departments at UHNBC. At Gateway Lodge alone, there are 50 seniors in Assisted Living producing recyclable waste in the form of newspapers, cereal boxes, and other household papers. A recycling committee was struck up after staff requested a better waste program at Northern Health facilities. Their goal is to roll out both paper and plastic recycling at all locations across the region. "We're hoping we can re-evaluate how we're doing mid-December and make some decisions around expanding our paper recycling in Prince George and work with our regional partners," said Gateway Lodge long-term care director, Jason Jaswal,"right now we're just trying to prove that we're able to do this in an effective and compliant way with what's required with this waste stream specifically."


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