The Regional District of Nanaimo board of directors will be voting on the future of the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange very soon. Do you know if your RDN representative supports the NRE?
The Vote Yes NRE campaign has shown beyond any doubt that people from all areas of the regional district rely on and support the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange. But we are concerned that some Regional District of Nanaimo representatives may not be hearing what they’re constituents are telling them.
This is why we are asking community members like you to contact your RDN representatives directly.
Area B – Gabriola, Mudge and DeCourcy islands
We know from your messages that the NRE accepts items that Gabriola Island Recycling Organization (GIRO) does not take, like styrofoam. The Nanaimo Recycling Exchange also benefits small businesses on Gabriola and is absolutely essential for Mudge Island residents. If you are a resident of Area B please call or write to Director Howard Houle tell him why the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange is important to you.
Howard Houle, Director, Electoral Area B
Area C – Extension, Arrowsmith-Benson, East Wellington and Pleasant Valley
We know that Area C is disproportionately affected by illegal dumping. The Nanaimo Recycling Exchange is one of our best defenses against illegal dumping, and a upgraded and expanded NRE could do even more to keep unwanted materials out of our rural areas, and out of our landfill. If you are a resident of Area C please call or write to Director Maureen Young tell her why the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange is important to you.
Maureen Young, Director, Electoral Area C
Thank you for taking action today. Time is running out for the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange and we need to get our local politicians on side.