- The Recycling Centre coordinated the Twenty Minutes of Magic community cleanup program in May. It was part of the Northern Community Cleanup sponsored by Recycle Everywhere. The two $100.00 grocery card prizes for our community were won by Rohan Perera and Julie Lapanse. The $5,000.00 community prize for a recycling project went to Sherridon.
- The second load of e-waste was shipped in July. The Recycling Centre receives $175.00 per metric ton (tonne) for collecting electronics for recycling. If a load weighs more than 10.5 tonnes we receive an extra $20. /tonne. Our last load was over 11 tonnes.
The Recycling Centre takes your old computer items, televisions, sound systems. It is open from 8:00 – 3:30 if you need help unloading. Items can be left on the building dock after hours.
The only appliance we take is microwaves. A complete list of eligible items is at www.recycleMYelectronics.ca.
- Reusing is more important that recycling. For example, a box of barely used file folders arrived last week. They are so reusable. This causes me pain as I have all I will need for at least the next 20 years but they are too good to recycle. File folders can be turned inside out easily and sticky labels make it easy to reuse them.
- We are happy to report there is significantly less garbage in the bags of recycling. However, last weekend several bags had so much garbage and mess they go straight to the dumpster.