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Junk Removal - FREE

Large Item Pickup Program 

Request Large Item Pickup

Call: 604-590-7289 (Option 3)
 

Dispose of your large items through the Large Item Pick-Up Program. All single-family households that receive curbside collection may have up to 4 large items picked up by appointment at any time throughout the calendar year.
 

Schedule a Large Item Pick-up for Single Family Households

  1. Call the City of Surrey Waste Collection Hotline at 604-590-7289 (Option 3) to arrange your pick-up date.
  2. On the day of your appointment (or the evening before), place the large items at the curb. Please ensure all items are at your curb by 7:30 am.

Each year, your item count starts from zero. This means you can't “carry forward” the unused quota from the past years.

(click here for more details)

 

Millions of e-commerce parcels and holiday packages are in need of recycling after the holidays and London Drugs is urging customers to help divert this packaging waste from city landfills by dropping it off at any location before January 31st.

In recent years, the rise of online shopping has exponentially increased the amount of packaging waste produced over the holiday shopping season. Past holiday seasons, for example, Canada Post delivered a record 62 million parcels. (1) With those parcels comes millions pounds of cardboard, over-wrap, bubble wrap and Styrofoam that often end up in landfills. To help reduce the waste, London Drugs has announced ‘Packaging Recycling Amnesty 2019’ as a way to help customers responsibly recycle their recyclable packaging – no matter where the product was purchased from.

“London Drugs customers can already get their packaging recycled for free. This month we’re offering Package Recycling Amnesty to all. Bring it to any store, no matter where the product was purchased, so it can be recycled responsibly,” says Maury McCausland, London Drugs Retail Operations Sustainability Specialist.

London Drugs has been offering free ‘Bring Back the Pack’ packaging recycling services for London Drugs purchases since 2008. Last year, the chain achieved an impressive overall 93.9 per cent waste diversion rate, with more than 12.5 million pounds of waste diverted from city landfills across Western Canada.

“Many our locations have a recycling centre right near the front of the store. For stores without a centre, or if you’re just not sure what goes where, just talk to customer service and they’ll help you take care of it,” says McCausland.

According to some studies, packaging makes up about 30% of household waste. (2) But much of that can now be responsibly recycled and diverted from landfills, including cardboard, hard plastics, soft plastics, Styrofoam and plastic over-wrap.

In BC stores, customers can also bring in Other Flexible Packaging (3). Through a pilot program with RecycleBC, London Drugs is now accepting a wide variety of flexible plastics including; stand up and zipper lock pouches, crinkly wrappers and bags, (Including chip bags, bar and candy wrappers), flexible packaging with plastic seal, woven net and plastic bags, and non-food protective packaging.
These materials are being used to research the development of new recycling processes and generate engineered fuel.

“This kind of waste really adds up. With Package Recycling Amnesty we’re making a commitment to help address it,” says McCausland.

London Drugs also offers in-store recycling for all of the items listed below:

• Electrical and Electronic goods (TVs, VCRs, computers, printers etc.)
• Small Appliances
• Styrofoam, plastic and cardboard packaging from our products
• Cell phones, PDAs and rechargeable batteries
• Alkaline Batteries
• Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL’s) and fluorescent lights up to 4-ft
• Disposable cameras
• Ink jet cartridges
• Laser cartridges
• Metal film canisters
• Plastic bags
• Insurance plastic folders

 

 

 

Technology Help at Surrey Libraries
Need help with your new tech toy?

Get one to one technology help in a friendly atmosphere. Bring your questions and your device!

We will help you with questions about:

· Computer Basics — mousing, internet searching, Microsoft Word

· Tablet basics — downloading apps, eBooks, magazines

· Essentials of using eReaders or laptops

· Cyber safety basics –how to be safe while using the Internet

Surrey Libraries is not able to diagnose or repair hardware issues.

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Please visit http://www.surreylibraries.ca/events to find a Technology Help session near you.

 

 

Join us in Langley, BC for two days of farming workshops & networking. 

Rockstar farmer Ben Hartman of The Lean Farm is coming to BC!

(click here for more info)

 

Calling all young people looking for summer political internship opportunities:

applications for the 2019 Summer Leadership Program are now open! 

The Summer Leadership Program provides young people with the opportunity to work for Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, and in the office of the Prime Minister. Find out more at http://slp2019ple.infolib.ca/

 

 

 

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The ever-popular Lit Café series, showcasing original works by local authors, returns to Alex House on Monday, January 14 from 7-9 pm with "A Load of Wack!: Readings of the Eccentric, Absurd, and Silly." The event will be held at our Crescent Beach location, 2916 McBride Ave. We'll have refreshments, a panel discussion, and an open mic, as well. There is no charge, and no registration required.

We'll be spending the next several days getting to know our five featured authors. Next up - Heidi Greco!

After having work published during her university days, Heidi abandoned writing for nearly twenty years. Since coming back to it in the early 1990s, she’s had work published in many genres – reviews, essays, fiction – and her first love, poetry. 

In 2017 Caitlin Press published Flightpaths: The Lost Journals of Amelia Earhart, an assortment of journal entries, letters and poems, written as if by the famous woman pilot herself – offering several explanations of what might have become of her. 2018 had her editing an anthology of writings from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and also saw the release of a new poetry collection from Toronto’s Inanna Publications – a book with the intriguing title, Practical Anxiety. 

Residing on the Peninsula since the 1970s, Heidi remains busy with writing and editing and looking after her neighbourhood’s Little Free Library. Her website is heidigreco.ca.

 

Addictive comedy will be doing a special one night only show featuring the stars of Addictive Comedy on Friday Feb 22 at Elgin Hall.

Order your tickets today

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/addictive-comedy-the-crew-one-night-only-tickets-54615077166

 

 

 

For our Vigil Support services, a caring and trusted group of volunteers make themselves available to sit at the bedside of someone who is within the last 72 hours of life. If possible, vigil support is provided 24 hours a day so that no one is alone. Volunteers may also offer to stay with the family if they feel a need for support. We ensure that each person is cared for by compassionate, non-judgmental, knowledgeable people who will listen quietly and provide as much comfort as possible.

If you wish for more information on vigil support, please contact the Peace Arch Hospice Society at 604-531-7484.

 

 


OPENING reception JANUARY 19TH 6:30pm
SURREY ART GALLERY
Nicoletta Baumeister
In the Realm of Perception

Nicoletta Baumeister "Original?" 2017 oil on canvas.
January 19–March 24, 2019 In the Realm of Perception
Opening Event Saturday, Jan 19
6:30pm Artist Talk 7:30pm Reception

Ex h i b i t ion To ur & Catalogue Launch
Thursday, Mar 14 7–8:30pm

13750 88 Ave Surrey B.C. at Bear Creek Park
Free admission surrey.ca/artgallery

 

 

 

Members Exhibition
Opening Reception of our annual, unjuried show by
Semiahmoo Arts Society Members

DATE: January 17
TIME: 7pm-9pm
PLACE: South Surrey Rec.& Arts Centre in the Turnbull Gallery, 14601-20 Ave

Our annual Member Exhibition this year includes 50 local artists.
Come meet the artists and view their work at the Opening Reception.

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know the Ocean Park Community Association has served the Ocean Park Community since 1925? And that we are one of only a few community associations left? You bet!

The board of the OPCA maintains the Ocean Park Hall (yes, that hall is community owned and operated), and serves the Ocean Park community through events, like; the Annual Halloween Parade, the Winter Wonderland event at the Hall, the Amazing Race in Ocean Park Village, the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Invasive species removal work parties at Fun Fun Park and Kwomais Park, the Annual Heritage Tea, Coffee with a Cop and Blockwatch Open House - and the list goes on!

We also beautify the Village with Christmas lights, spring planters, and banners. 

We run this Facebook page and the oceanparkvillage.com website.

We manage the OPCA Youth Team and look for opportunities where they can contribute to the community.

We work on heritage projects. 

And, we also provide two high school students with bursaries each year.

It's a lot of work, for a small board - but we all LOVE what we do. 

Why are we sharing this with you today? Because our annual membership fees are due for renewal in January of each year and we are currently seeing the lowest membership rates ever. The membership fee is $25 annually and those funds help us to do all that we do.

If you would like to sign up, and support your community association, you can do so on our website at: oceanparkvillage.com

You will receive a monthly eblast directly in your inbox letting you know what the OPCA is working on, and what is going on in Ocean Park. You will also receive a 15% discount on renting the Ocean Park Hall. But most importantly, you will support YOUR community association.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








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