While working on the dock one day early in the new year I noticed a gentleman dropping off two red bags of recyclables. I suggested he leave the bags on his front curb on Wednesday mornings and we would pick them up. I explained that he only needs to use one red bag. The rest can go in clear bags as the red bags are quite expensive.
He readily agreed on the expensive part. I explained that the price covers the cost of picking it up.
I think he thought that he had to buy red bags to recycle anything. I’m glad we had the conversation!
We use a variety of methods to give out information about recycling. This newspaper column is one of them. We appreciate the sponsorship by the North of 53 Consumer’s Coop.
We asked people how they got recycling information on our survey in 2016. The choices were: other people, website, Facebook, pamphlet, and calling the Centre. The sign by Hapnot was also in the survey.
We have added messages on CFAR in the last few months.
I was surprised that the most common response on the survey was ‘from other people’. Word of mouth is wonderful as long as the information is correct. As I worked through the mountain of bags after Christmas I think that isn’t always the case.
For example, we have advertised that wrapping paper is not recyclable for many years but we still found a lot of it this year.
Please check the list on the website or the pinned pictures on the Facebook group or call the Centre.
If it’s on the list, recycle it. If it’s not, it is garbage.