Here are a few of my thoughts as I arrived at work Monday morning.
It has been five years since we began having someone work at the Recycling Centre on the weekends.
Many people in Flin Flon and from outlying areas leave their recycling on the loading dock at the Recycling Centre. When we were closed weekends, recyclables would be piled high and onto the ground by Monday mornings.
It created a huge mess. My worst fears were that somehow a cigarette butt would get into the mess with disastrous results.
We decided to take turns working weekends. One person had Friday afternoon off and worked three hours Sunday. Another worked four hours Saturday and had Monday morning off.
As tonnages have increased we need everyone working Friday afternoon and Monday morning so our casual worker covers weekends.
Every weekend seems to bring ‘wishcycle’ items to the dock. This morning it was a roll of carpet and an umbrella for a patio table.
I really can’t see anything on our list that resembles either of these items. Metal frames, plastic car seats, glass items are sort of understandable as we recycle tin cans, glass jars and bottles, and #2 plastic which many items are made from.
Canvas tents, wood of all types including a bed headboard are items that lead me to believe some people are too lazy or something to take things to the landfill. This creates more mess and more work for us. It reduces the space available for recyclables on the dock.
Instead of wishcycling please call (204)687-6169 and ask. We love to answer questions.
We can also provide information about the location and hours of the landfill.