The Recycling Centre is operated by the Flin Flon & District Environment Council, Inc., a non-profit organization. All of the money it receives stays in the organization to operate the Recycling Centre.
Funding comes from a variety of places.
In 2014, the money received from selling recyclables was only 6% of revenue. More than a third of that came from returning empty beer containers.
Business and Curbside pickup fees were 16% of revenue. This money covers the cost of providing these services.
Other sources of revenue were building rental (18%), recycling subsidy program (14%), Flin Flon Landfill contract after costs (13%) and donations, fundraising and miscellaneous (2%).
Recycling support grants from the City of Flin Flon and the Town of Creighton were the largest percentage of revenue at 27%. These grants are calculated at $11.40 per person.
There is currently no way for people living in Denare Beach or the surrounding lake areas to financially support the costs of recycling.
In 2013 and 2014, the Recycling Centre asked people living in these areas to pay their share individually to the Recycling Centre. Individuals contributed more than $750.00 in 2014 which was greatly appreciated.
It is considerably less than what would be received if everyone paid the same $11.40 per person that Flin Flon and Creighton pay.
The Recycling Centre is continuing to talk with Denare Beach Village Council, Manitoba Conservation and the Cottagers Association to resolve this issue.
In the meantime, the Recycling Centre is once again, asking residents of Denare Beach and those living at the lakes to contribute directly to the Centre to help with the costs of recycling.
For more information please call 204 687 6169.