It is very easy to make recycling a habit.
- Find out what is recyclable.
Recyclables are usually containers and paper products.
If you can tear a paper product it is recyclable. This includes fliers, catalogues, office paper, and boxboard. The exceptions are gift wrap, tissue paper, coffee cups, construction paper and mixed material items like foil lined or padded envelopes and art projects.
Paper that is dirty, wet or has paint or oil on it is not recyclable.
Plastic containers with numbers except #3(PVC) or #6 (PS) can be recycled. The number is in the recycling symbol. Plastic beverage containers may not have a number but are recyclable.
Plastic bags and wrap are not recyclable.
2. Nothing should be drippy sticky or gooey. It is easy to drain empty liquid containers in the sink for a few minutes before adding to the recyclables.
Use a food scrapper to remove gooey stuff like sour cream or peanut butter then give it quick wash and drain. A net dish cloth works great.
3. Everything can go in the same bag or box. Shredded paper and household batteries should go in a separate closed bag or container before adding it to the collection.
4. Recyclables can be picked up at homes on Tuesdays in Denare Beach, Wednesdays in Flin Flon (with a red bag) or Thursdays and Fridays in Creighton. Or they can be dropped off at the Recycling Centre at 9 Timber Lane or in the trailer by Canadian Tire.
Call (204)687-6169 with any questions.