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Highlights 2000-2016

2000

  • Survey conducted to determine current recycling and future plans from the citizens of Kitimat

2001

  • KUTE’s Tenth Anniversary Open House

2002

  • Purchased 1997 Ford F350 van
  • Two containers donated by Alcan for Satellite Depot
  • Partnership with Alcan and the Northern Sentinel Press formed to place weekly environmental tips in local newspaper
  • Battery recycling program with Alcan
  • CIBC donated $3,000 towards Satellite Depot Project

2003

  • Retro Newspaper Drive
  • Volunteer Appreciation T-shirt to Brian Lennox
  • Liability Insurance week closure

2004

  • Volunteer Appreciation T-shirt to Brad Hildebrandt
  • Received grant from BC Gaming Commission for Capital Expenses

2005

  • KUTE II cardboard depot open at landfill
  • Received grant from the Shell Environmental Fund for website
  • Unclaimed bicycle Program began with the District of Kitimat and RCMP Kitimat Detachment

2006

  • First “Movie at the Museum” titled “Being Cariboo”
  • Earth Day Celebration – record number of dropins for a single day
  • Purchase second baler with funding from BC Gaming Commission

2007

  • Get Green Recycling sponsors E-tips in the Northern Connector

2008

  • KUTE participated in the Envision Financial/Northern Sentinel sponsored Recycle Day
  • Purchase of shredder thanks to funding from the BC Gaming Commission
  • Begin electronic recycling with Encorp
  • KUTE is awarded LiveSmart Community Heroes award
  • Longtime volunteers Wayne & Helen Ball are awarded the LiveSmart Community Heroes award

2009

  • KUTE website and Facebook page operational

2014

  • The Province and industry launch Multi-Material BC moving the province ahead signficantly in its recycling initiatives provincially.
  • The District of Kitimat bans cardboard and box board from the municipal landfill. The hope is that all cardboard will be recycled.

2015

  • Barb Hall, a multi-decade Director at KUTE takes a well deserved break and takes on the Past President Role.

2016

  • The District of Kitimat undertakes a zero waste initiative to provide direction on the next steps for recycling in Kitimat.
  • A new vertical baler with conveyor belt is purchased with funding from sponsors. The District of Kitimat, Envision Financial, Inga Meier, Rio-Tinto, LNG Canada, Chevron Canada and various other donations left at the depot provide the majority of funding for this purchase.