Saving $20 bucks

Steady stream of vehicles rolls into the Louis Creek Eco Depot with waste of every type

The metal drop-off site at the Louis Creek Eco Depot became a mountain during last Sunday’s free dump day for a pickup load of waste. The scrap metal will be shredded by a local contractor and then is shipped to the Lower Mainland to be melted down to and re-used.

The rush started at 8 a.m. sharp the morning of June 8, with a steady stream of vehicles rolling into the Louis Creek Eco Depot loaded with waste of every type.

This was the annual Free Waste Disposal Day up to $20, and for those who had completed their Spring clean up, saving $20 on what they brought in was welcome.

Eco Depot staff were so busy they had their breaks on the run, because the arrival of vehicles continued practically uninterrupted throughout the day until the site closed at 4 p.m.

“The day went very well,”  said weekend loader operator Lorraine Hale, “The amount of waste brought in was comparable to the previous year, and will probably be continued in the future.”

 

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