If you are like me it is painful to throw recyclables in the garbage when you are used to recycling them but there is no place to put them for recycling. This may happen when traveling or at a friend’s house who doesn’t recycle.
It’s a hard habit to break although the good news is there is no good reason to break it! It is a habit that benefits the environment and reduces the cost of landfilling garbage.
In Manitoba, the Recycle Everywhere program has placed many different kinds of recycling bins in many public spaces including provincial parks, gas stations, hotels and workplaces. The two-cent enviro levy on beverage containers pays for these bins.
Collapsible recycling bins have been available to campers in parks for the past several years. They are now available to everyone. The Flin Flon Recycling Centre is an official distributor.
These bins or bags have a 13” square base and are 30” tall. They are handy for small spaces, for in the garage, on the deck or to take on a picnic.
They may be a good gift for non-recycling friends.
The bags are best used for beverage containers, other recyclable plastics and cans. A lot of paper and boxboard may be too heavy although they could handle the flattened boxes that beverages are packaged in.
Paper products and beverage containers can be put in the same bag to go to the Recycling Centre if the beverage containers are dry. Separating out the aluminum cans is helpful for the recycling staff although not required.
Keep the good habit going. If you want one or some of the collapsible bags contact us at (204) 867-6169.