It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that city life equals a loss services and amenities routinely available in the car-orientated suburbs.  I feel this from time to time as an apartment dweller in the West End.  But the great thing about Downtown Vancouver is if you dig a little deeper the city is continually being programmed by a range of businesses for compact urban living.  Hidden among the residential towers of Downtown South/Yaletown along Richards Street is a branch of Encorp’s Return-It depot specializing in beverage container and electronics recycling.

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This ‘Express’ location provides a facility for Condo residents to simply walk down with their pre-purchased bags loaded with bottles, place them on the scale, enter their membership info, and the goods disappear into the back sorting area. In a day or two your account is credited after an off-site inspection and you’re good to go.

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No need to drive out to a large suburban plant that requires ample parking and space for truck movements, the Express location maximizes its site with a well programmed floor plan making your life as a city dweller more convenient and accessible.