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Aluminum cans, appliances, batteries, cellphones, books, magazines, cardboard, electronics, glass containers, plastic bottles, hazardous chemicals, ink cartridges, juice containers, light bulbs and fixtures, Tetrapaks, paint and paint containers, paper products, plastic bags, scrap metal, smoke alarms, tin cans, used oil...
Wondering what you can recycle at GIRO ?   LOTS !

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We endeavour to create an island community that understands the importance of caring for the land that nurtures us.

Our mission: to actively encourage, enable, and educate by providing a place for islanders to recycle and hence reduce our environmental footprint.

Recent Initiatives

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Build a medieval trebuchet using recycled materials

Grades 4-7 To understand the physics of how a trebuchet works, students first explored how simple levers help make our...
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57 Solar Panels Installed on GIRO’s Roof

One of GIRO’s main goals is to reduce our carbon footprint. With the large south facing roofline at the depot...
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Short term plastic products, are they sustainable?

Students learned about short term plastic products specifically; plastic ballpoint pens, toothbrushes, disposable lighters and disposable razors. All of these products have a short lifespan of less than two months when used daily, are not refillable, are not recyclable and are destined for the landfill, incinerator or end up in the ocean.
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Baking from scratch

Baking food from scratch creates food that tastes good, is better for you and teaches important life skills. Homemade food also eliminates the need for single use plastics and non-recyclable food packaging (e.g. granola bar wrappers). This lesson plan teaches children why homemade food is better for the planet.
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Become a Member

Your voice does matter

GIRO is a non-profit run organization and anyone can become a member for only $10 a year. A yearly membership with GIRO gives you in depth access to the workings of this important community service, as well as voting rights for important decisions guiding our future.

Become a member or renew your membership for only $10 a year.

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Help us help our community

We are grateful for Gabriola’s continuing community support and especially the help of our group of dedicated volunteers.

Interested in contributing some of your free time in helping GIRO help the community ? Click below to find out more.

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GIRO is a self-funded non-profit organization. The majority of our funding comes from our Re-Store, revenue generated from our recycling department and through donations from people like you.

Help to ensure GIROs longevity by making a donation today.

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Please visit some of the other amazing organizations helping to improve the natural environment and quality of life here on Gabriola Island.

Gabriola Island Chamber of CommerceIsland Futures The Gabriola Commons People for a Healthy Community Sustainable Gabriola Gabriola Agricultural Co-op Association

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We publish a regular newsletter featuring articles, links, and news that actively encourages, enables, and educates islanders around recycling, the environment and how to best reduce our environmental footprint.

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