The Baillie House Green Story

We are proud of our Baillie House Green Story!

We think that we are one of Merritt, B.C.’ s biggest recyclers.  As items are donated to us we recycle and resell them to raise money for the upkeep of the Baillie property. Our biggest fundraiser is the resale of these items.  We truly appreciate the community of Merritt’s donation to our cause.  We pass extra items on to other charities in Merritt and the Nicola Valley; such as the United Church, the Fall Fair Society, Ask Wellness, the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store, and the Food Bank. One of the most important parts of our Baillie House Green Story is that we keep truckloads of material from going to the landfill.

Baillie House Green StoryWe recycle our coffee grounds, we compost the leaves that fall out of our trees and we are herbicide and pesticide free for all of our guests that picnic on our grounds.

The Baillie House is changing our lighting to include CFL and LED Lightbulbs and our fabulous presentation at Christmas is all LED lights; including on our float. Check out our Baillie House Christmas Gallery on our Gallery Page. When we receive electronics that don’t work, we take them down to the Recycling Center.  We recycle all of our paper and garbage and WELCOME IN for a COFFEE in a REAL Coffee Cup!

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Heritage Location Helps Boost Merritt Visitor Booth Numbers

Heritage Location Boosts Merritt Visitor Numbers

Written by TOTA

The number of people visiting Merritt’s downtown tourist information booth jumped by 30 per cent in 2011, and local officials are saying a big reason is its location in the increasingly popular Baillie House heritage attraction.

The Merritt Herald reported Feb. 8 that the number of people visiting the Baillie House Visitor Information Booth in 2011 hit nearly 15,000 – the highest total ever recorded. In each of the previous two years the visitor numbers were approximately 11,500.

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