Recycle Depot ᐅ
Recycle Depot

Venture Recycling Depot accepts e-waste and household recyclables

Cycle Cycle ᐅ
cycle cycle

Cycle Cycle accepts abandoned and unused bicycles for repair and sale

Bottle Depot ᐅ
bottle depot worker
Venture Bottle Depot in Lumby accepts bottles and other recyclables


Recycling BC has awarded Venture Training for ‘Excellence and leadership in environmental stewardship’ (pictured). We have also received the Environmental Leadership Award from the Regional District of North Okanagan and the Sustainability Award from the City of Vernon.

We are proud of our environmental awards but our passion is really serving the community to provide a healthier environment for everyone.

Please recycle – we are at your service!


Vernon and District Association for Community Living (VDACL), otherwise known as Venture Training, is Greater Vernon’s ‘pioneer agency’; proudly supporting adults with developmental disabilities with social, educational and vocational skill building since 1955. With a progressive Board of Directors and more than 150 qualified staff members, Venture Training continues to lead the way as we celebrate 65 years supporting local people. We provide services for more than 200 participants; currently offering 19 distinctive interactive programs which empower individuals to use their strengths with ‘hands on’ skill building opportunities to enrich the quality of their life

VDACL is proud to have received our sixth three-year CARF accreditation, which is the highest level of excellence in our industry


We envision a community where people with developmental disabilities are accepted and respected


We advocate on behalf of and provide quality programs and services to people with developmental disabilities


We believe that people with developmental disabilities are as individual in their desires, needs, abilities and gifts as any cross section of society. The Association is committed to helping people with special needs achieve the fullest possible independence and community participation according to their wishes

View a PDF listing our programs ᐅ