Changes in Foods Scraps Drop Spots services in 2015, ending and starting

Please note that these three Drop Spots in the West End will END as follows:

  • Gordon Neighbourhood House: Saturday, May 23
  • Gordon Neighbourhood House: Tuesday, May 26
  • West End Community Centre: Saturday, June 27

Another Drop Spot sponsored by the Farmers Market will START as follows:

  • West End Farmer’s Market (Comox and Bute): Saturdays, May 30 (9 am – 2 pm)

On January 1, the City of Vancouver and Metro Vancouver banned the disposal of food as garbage. Under the City’s by-law, property owners are required to develop a plan and to manage food scraps according to that plan. If your building manager or owner is reluctant to implement a food scraps plan, please call the City at 604-871-6443. City staff may be able to assist by explaining to your building manager/owner directly about the organics ban and change in bylaw requirements, and hopefully get them moving to implement a food scraps plan.

Thank you! Thousands of people have made it part of their routine to recycle food scraps since 2011! You have been champions and leaders. Together, our efforts have been successful in recycling thousands of tons. WENFN offers many other activities relating to food in the West End. Upcoming “Community Food Potluck” on June 14 (Sunday 1–2:30 pm). Visit our website for more info and to get involved.

West End Neighbourhood Food Network (WENFN) http://www.foodwestend.wordpress.com,  ross.wenfn@gmail.com

Farmers Markets will have four locations in 2015, as shown below.

Drop Spots at 4 of our market locations:
Trout Lake – Saturdays, 9am – 2pm – North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park – until October 24
Kitsilano – Sundays, 10am – 2pm – Parking lot of Kitsilano Community Centre (until June 7th, the market is temporarily located at Riley Park due to construction at the Kits site – we will be back in Kits on June 14 – the Drop Spot is already happening at our temporary location) – until October 25
West End – Saturdays – 9am – 2pm – 1100 Block of Comox Street, between Bute and Thurlow – until October 24
Mt Pleasant – Sundays, 10am – 2pm – 2300 Block of Guelph St (one block North of Broadway) at Mt Pleasant Elementary – until October 11
Note: A $2 minimum donation or $2 per drop to emphasize that the donation is not optional.
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