Sometimes it seems that recycling is too complicated.
It’s not. Here are the basics.
1. If it’s on the list it’s recyclable. If not, it belongs in the garbage. A list is available on our website www.flinflonrecycling.org. There are pictures on our facebook page Flin Flon Recycling. If you are not sure, please call the Recycling Centre at 204 687 6169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. It is easy. Recyclables go in one recycling bin, garbage goes in the other. No sorting is required.
The only exceptions are: shredded paper (only office paper) goes in a separate bag (even a shopping bag tied shut is fine) and household batteries should be in a separate sealed bag or container so we can find them.
3. Recyclables can be picked up at your home in Creighton and Flin Flon.
Creighton has free pickup Thursday or Friday morning. Call the Town office to find out your day.
Wednesday is Red bag curbside pickup in Flin Flon. One red bag must be purchased for $3.50 to pay for the service. Two more bags or boxes will be picked up. A list of the streets served is on the website. If your street isn’t on the list, call the Centre at 204 687 6169 and it will be added.
Large cardboard boxes should be flattened and placed with bags. They do not need to be bagged.
4. Recyclables can be dropped off at the Centre at 9 Timber Lane on the left side of the Eecol Building or the green trailer parked in the lot between Canadian Tire and Walmart.Recycling saves energy, resources and landfill space and costs.
The little extra effort is worth it.