Paper & Cardboard
Since 1989 Recycling Alternative has worked with a company now known as Cascades Recovery Inc, much of our office paper is taken to their South Vancouver facility and processing into paper towel, toilet paper and recycled office paper. Cardboard collected from your business is brought back to RA to be sorted and baled in our warehouse and shipped to processing facilities in the United States, mostly in Washington state.
In the early days of recycling, the recycling plant where we delivered all our paper product occupied the big red farmhouse in the middle of False Creek, known as the Salt Building. That building is now the centre of the Olympic Village and was renovated to serve as the Athlete’s gathering place during the games. The SALT Building had been a recycling plant from 1980s to 1998 – a sign of the some of the changes in the ‘hood!