You may have noticed the new dual recycling/ garbage bins on Flin Flon Main Street. When I last counted four were in place. There will be eight more.
I like to think of garbage and recycling bins as fraternal twins. Both collect leftovers or waste. One sends non-recyclable items to the landfill. The other sends recyclable items on to a second life.
If I had my way, all waste bins whether garbage or recycling would have its twin next to it. It gives people the opportunity to choose the right destination for what they need to get rid of.
A waste audit of the contents of the recycling and garbage bins on Flin Flon Main Street and in the parks was done in 2014.
At that time 55% of the materials in the recycling bins on Main St. and 59% in the park recycling bins was garbage. Five percent of the garbage on Main St and 18% of park garbage was recyclable.
The bins on Main Street stood alone. In the parks, they were alone or their twin was not very close by.
The new bins are in place because of a project coordinated by the Recycling Centre. The Recycle Everywhere program contributed the recycling side of the bin, the logos and the shipping. The Flin Flon Neighbourhood Revitalization Corporation and the City of Flin Flon provided the funding for the other half of ten bins. Reliance Services and another local business sponsored one bin each.
There will be twelve locations with the choice to recycle or garbage your leftovers on Main Street when the project is complete.
The old bins will placed with their twin in the parks.