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A friend of mine moved to Barbados from the UK recently, and one of the first things they asked was how the recycling works here. Unfortunately, most islanders do not recycle and are more than happy to send their waste to the now full landfill site. A fact which often shocks folks from overseas who have been conditioned into recycling from birth. It’s even more surprising, when you realise (took me about 2 years to discover B’s) that it’s actually pretty easy to get down to B’s Bottle Depot and drop off a bag of rubbish to one of their many helpful staff.
B’s Bottle Depot was founded in 2001 by Andrew and Paul Bynoe, with the mission of maximising the diversion of waste from landfill towards recycling. The core business of the company is the collection and recycling of plastic and glass bottles, aluminium cans, metals, vehicle bumpers and batteries from hotels, restaurants, schools, community groups and households.
Since inception, B’s Bottle Depot has expanded to accomodate increasing volumes of waste. Bottles are processed on site and made ready for major dealers like R.L. Seale & Co. Ltd. Aluminium cans are baled and exported overseas for recycling. B’s Bottle Depot also recycles card; a ton of paper made from recycled stock saves up to 17 trees and uses 50% less water. Batteries can also be collected or delivered to the depot for safe disposal.
There is also the opportunity to earn revenue from glass and plastic bottles. With funds generated from recycling bottes, the St. James Secondary School was able to purchase new benches for the school children all thanks to B’s Bottle Depot.
Recycling 1 aluminium can saves enough energy to keep an 100-watt bulb burning for almost 4 hours or run your television for 3 hours.
B’s Bottle Depots
Cane Garden, St. Thomas — Mon – Sat — 8:00AM – 4:30 PM
Bosvigo Road, St. Micheal — Mon – Sat – 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Email: [email protected]
B’s Bottle Depot PDF brochure