700 Tin Can Alley
Do you own a business on Gabriola? Contact Dean Clark, GIRO Recycling Manager, at email@example.com or 250-247-9257 to arrange convenient, customized pick-up of recyclable and reusable materials.
Gabriola Island Recycling Organization (GIRO) is a community based, non-profit society that has worked for more than 20 years to provide island residents with tools for building a sustainable and waste-free environment.
Our recycling depot provides a popular resale store in addition to a waste materials recycling facility.
All of our services are designed to support a greener, more environmentally responsible community. We continually strive to improve and expand our services and facility to meet the changing recycling needs of the Gabriola and Mudge Island communities.
The Gabriola Island Recycling Organization endeavors to create an island community that understands the importance of caring for the land which nurtures us.
Our mission is to actively encourage, enable and educate by providing a place for islanders to recycle and hence reduce our environmental footprint.
REMEMBER: RETHINK, REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
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The success of GIRO depends on our great volunteers. Without them we wouldn’t be able to offer islanders an opportunity to contribute to a greener, healthier and more environmentally friendly island community through modern waste management practices.
Volunteers make the world a better place for all of us! To find out how you can volunteer at GIRO, check out our Participate section.
GIRO is proud to announce that we are now a PCA (Product Care Association) Authorized Collection Depot. This means that GIRO will be able to accept an expanded list of hazardous household waste products for recycling at the Depot, including fluorescent lights and tubes, smoke alarms, paints and pesticides. Click here to learn about how to recycle these items.