Vanderhoof’s re-use shed is now open as of Oct. 6.
Operating from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday to Sunday, the re-use shed is reopened temporarily for a test period, according to Vanderhoof’s hired attendant on-site. Further information could not be obtained from the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako by press time.
Jean Johnson is one of the first people to drop off items at the location.
“I didn’t know it was opening,” Johnson said. “I was coming for recycling and was going to drop this stuff at Value Village in Prince George.
“I’m excited this its back open again; it’s very useful for the community.”
According to the RDBN’s posted rules, the attendant has final say in determination of acceptability of items in the reuse shed.
All items would be inspected by the reuse shed attendant prior to placement in the reuse shed, and items are to be dropped off only during times the reuse shed is open and staffed.
Visitors are restricted to a maximum of two 15-minute sessions per day, with unlimited drop-offs. Mass purging of the reuse shed by the public is prohibited.
Children and pets are to remain in vehicles at all times.
No aggressive behaviour or foul language will be tolerated, and no smoking, drug use or alcohol consumption while on RDBN property. Members of the public arriving at the reuse shed facility appearing to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be asked to leave the site immediately.
Accepted items would be clean and in good or reusable condition, and electronic devices must be in working order.
Prohibited materials include hazardous or toxic items such as needles, ammunition, and cleaning products, pornographic magazines and adult recreation items, liquids, food, mattresses, couches, and items with safety certification.
Items that can’t be dropped off could potentially be recycled at other potential locations in town: electronics at the local bottle depot, automotive batteries at Kal Tire, used oil and antifreeze at Vanderhoof and Districts Co-op Gas Bar, and tires at local tire retailers.
Rules in RDBN’s publication also indicates that the re-use shed is also made available on the following terms and conditions:
– Use of the reuse shed is done solely at the person’s own risk;
– The person using the reuse shed is fully responsible for their own safety and wellbeing.
– The Regional District does not warrant or guarantee the cleanliness or condition of any item in the reuse shed. Any risk or liability associated with the taking of an item from the reuse shed is the sole responsibility of the reuse shed user;
– The Regional District accepts no responsibility for any accident or injury that may occur to any person or personal property of the person while at the solid waste management facility for the purpose of use of the reuse shed.