Sunnyside Elementary Parent Advisory Council

If you have any questions or would be interested in being a part of the recycling committee, we always need help during pickup days. Please feel free to contact Jesse at

Calling All Beverage Containers!
Sunnyside now has a beverage recycling program. We all have to do our part to ensure recycling stays out of the landfill, and we may as well FUNDRAISE for our school while we're at it!

We also have an exciting opportunity to potentially win $5000 by competing against other participating BC schools, based on how much we return, in conjunction with a written essay.

Bring in all your refundable beverage containers and deposit them into one of the large yellow recycling bins any time, including weekends. The bins are located at two outside locations on either end of the school. Containers should be empty and rinsed.

*** Please note that only beverage containers should be deposited. ***

NO GARBAGE! Please remind your children not to place any garbage in the bins. There will be a bag on the outside of the bin that you can deposit your used bags into for further recycling. Bins will be picked up approximately once a month.

For further convenience, we have created an express drop account whereby you, your family, and friends can drop their containers off at any of the 20 locations that have RETURN-IT EXPRESS, allowing them to help our school from almost anywhere in the province! All one has to do is:
1. Use a transparent bag for containers.
2. Go to a Return-It Express location and enter phone number #888-888-8888 (this is the actual phone number) at the kiosk, follow the prompts.
3. Put the printed label on the bag, drop bag and go. Easy.

More information on the Return-It Express depots and process can be found online at bringing in your refundable beverage containers today!

The Sunnyside Bottle Drive was January 7 and we raised $477.50! A big THANK YOU to the volunteers who helped bag and transport all the bottles, to everyone who came with trunks filled with bottles, and to Nature's Fare for providing the delicious hot chocolate!