The Nanaimo Recycling Exchange has shut its gates and is no longer accepting any drop-offs at its existing location.
The lease for the current facility on Kenworth Road is over at the end of March.
The non-profit group is still waiting on word from the City of Nanaimo regarding its request for a new $6-million building for a new facility.
The City of Nanaimo said most of the items that were accepted at the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange (NRE) can still be recycled in the community.
Plastic bags, glass and styrofoam can be taken to the Regional Recycling locations at 2375 Hayes Rd. and 839 Old Victoria Rd. Alpine disposal at 2250 McGarrigle Rd. will also take these items.
Yard waste can be disposed of at Alpine Disposal at 2250 McGarrigle Rd., DBL Disposal at 333 Tenth St. and at the RDN landfill at 1105 Cedar Rd.
“The NRE has closed. I would like to ask residents to refresh themselves of their disposal options and I encourage everyone to download our Nanaimo Recycles app. The app has a ‘what goes where’ feature that allows you to search a database of over 700 items for the correct place to take that material,” Charlotte Davis, manager of Sanitation, Recycling and Public Works Administration with the city said in a release.
Crews will be clearing the NRE site for the rest of the month. The facility is then set to be demolished.