The hot water tank left at the Recycling Centre this past week is the inspiration for this column.
Many things left at the Recycling Centre are not recyclable like hot water tanks, ceiling tiles, window blinds, carpet, portable garages, appliances and furniture items.
Building materials, furniture and appliances that are in working and/or reusable condition should go to the ReStore at the old Armouries. If these items are not reusable, they belong in the landfill.
Metal items like eaves troughs, the frame of portable garages, car parts, bicycle frames, walkers, metal lamps, bathroom scales and appliances are recycled when left at the metal pile at the landfill. If only metal is taken to the Flin Flon landfill, the tipping fee will not be charged.
Vacuum cleaners, bread machines, exercise equipment, power tools are not recyclable. A list of the electronic waste that is recyclable is available at www.recycleMYelectronics.ca or from the Recycling Centre.
Styrofoam and plastic bags are not recyclable. Please check cardboard boxes and remove these items.
Last week a child’s splash pool completely inflated appeared on the dock. We left there and it seems someone took it home to use again which was exactly what we hoped would happen. Children’s toys, car seats, strollers and other items are not recyclable.
Clothing should be taken to a second hand store.
A variety of other items left at the Recycling Centre including baskets, flip flops, lamp shades, foam padding and Christmas lights cannot be recycled.
Recycling staff use valuable time disposing of these items.
Please check the list for what is recyclable. A list is available on facebook at Flin Flon Recycling and at www.flinflonrecycling.org or call 204 687 6169.