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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Farmers Markets will have four locations in 2015, as shown below.