The trailer in the old Extra Foods parking lot between Canadian Tire and Walmart is a very popular place to drop off their recyclables.
The lot is a mess. Loose materials are left on the ground. They also fall out of the trailer when it is being emptied. There seems to be more mess than this explains however.
Whatever the cause it needs to be cleaned up.
Last year we held a work bee on a Saturday. Twenty people helped clean up the lot. Several truckloads were hauled away.
Covid 19 health regulations make it more difficult to do this year. Only five people can gather outdoors at one time.
The plan is for a clean-up Saturday May 15. Anyone who wants to help can call the Centre and sign up for an hour between 10:00 and 3:00. Everyone who is not in the same household must arrive in a different vehicle.
The Recycling trucks will be there with supplies. They will also collect the bags of garbage. Participants should avoid gathering at a truck.
Anyone wanting to help on a different day can leave bags of garbage at the hitch end of the trailer.
Garbage bags can be picked up with no contact by calling the Centre at (204) 687-6169.
We continue to work on managing the trailer effectively.
Increased use of the red bag curbside pickup in Flin Flon would help in several ways including less potential for mess.
Red bags are on sale in May for $2.75. The reduced price may continue If 25 more households start using the service. New users should call the Centre at (204) 687-6169 to add their home to the pickup route.