The Recycling Centre conducted a survey at the Leisure Show in April and two days at the Coop. Everyone who completed the survey was entered in a draw for a Samsung Tablet and a $100.00 grocery gift card from the Coop.
There were 429 usable surveys completed. Eighty of those surveyed are currently not recycling.
There were several things we wanted to know including if people had enough information about what was recyclable and if their information was correct.
Computers, televisions and tires were the three recyclable items that a majority of people did not know they could recycle.
Non-recyclable items that the majority thought they could recycle or weren’t sure about were photographs, paper towels, disposable coffee cups, and Styrofoam.
We also wanted to know where people get their information about recycling. Most people (52%) got their information from other people. The other sources from most to least used were pamphlets, Recycling Centre, Facebook and the website.
The survey asked those who are not recycling why they did not recycle. The most common reason at 19% was ‘I just haven’t gotten around to it yet.’ Ten percent said they plan to start soon.
The second most common reason at 17% was ‘I don’t have space.’ Eleven percent indicated that ‘It makes too much clutter’ is related.
Nine percent needed indicated they were too lazy and eight percent needed more information.
No one indicated that recycling isn’t necessary or important.
Creighton residents are very happy with their pickup service although some still drop their recyclables off.
We would like to thank everyone who completed the survey. Linda Eryou won the tablet. Hillary Scully won the grocery card.