2014 is almost half over. After a very slow February and March, the amount of materials processed at the Recycling Centre is greater than last year at this time.
At the end of May, the Centre had processed 158.2 metric tons (tonnes) of materials in 2014. This is 1.6 tonnes ahead of May last year. Cardboard is ahead of 2013 by 4 tonnes, which means household and office paper recycling is down from last year.
The goal for 2014 is 500 tonnes.
Here is some other trivia.
100 bales were made which is two and a half semi-trailers.
· 56 bales of cardboard.
· 33 bales of comingled materials
· 4 bales of newspaper
· 6 bales of office paper.
· 1 box of books
1.7 tonnes of glass was processed to be used locally.
In May, recycling became more convenient for Creighton residents with weekly free curbside pickup.
There are now two places recyclables can be dropped off in Flin Flon. In addition to the Recycling Centre, a green trailer is parked in the Extra Foods lot closer to Canadian Tire.
The back section of the trailer is for cardboard. The boxes need to be flattened and put into the trailer through the space at the top.
All other materials should be in closed bags or boxes and be placed in the front of the trailer. There are two small doors on each side of the trailer.
Our summer student is working with the Recycle Everywhere program which offers free bins for public spaces including parks and businesses in Manitoba. Anyone who is interested in these bins should call Robin at the Centre at 204 687 6169.