Information about what is recyclable and what isn’t and how to get recyclables to the Centre is key to a successful recycling program.
In recent times the internet has become a quick valuable source of information. The Recycling Centre uses its website and Facebook pages to make information available this way.
Other ways we use to get recycling information to households and businesses are a sign by Hapnot Collegiate, radio announcements and this newspaper column.
We love to answer questions by telephone, email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Facebook comments and messaging through texts (204 271-4385) and Messenger.
The Leisure Show has been a great place to give information and answer questions in the past. We will have a booth at the next one whenever public health and safety allows.
This spring we are using an old-fashioned method to get the information out.
The plan is to have a two-page flier in mail boxes in the next month. This flier has pictures of the general categories of common household recyclable materials and a comprehensive list of what is not recyclable.
The third page describes how and where to recycle other common items and information about recycling in each community.
This flier provides useful information to all kind of recyclers. Those who are dedicated will have a list to refer to. Those who are recycling but know they can do more have information on how to move forward. Those who are not yet recycling will have the information needed to get started.
We know recycling is making a difference. It reduces the space and costs of landfills, reduces greenhouse gases and reduces the resources we need to take from the Earth.