*Denare Beach residents will decide if they want to support recycling with the municipal election this month. The question released last month is not a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’. It asks if people support paying an additional fee to cover the costs of recycling.
I am not very optimistic. Most people have a hard time saying yes to paying out more money. I was hoping the Village Council would support recycling from taxes like Creighton and Flin Flon. I know it all comes from the same place, but it feels different.
*Overall recycling tonnage continues to go down but the amount of recycling coming from homes is up by almost 8 metric tons. That is a good thing.
*The household hazardous waste collection that usually takes place at Centoba Park one afternoon in September didn’t happen this year. The City of Flin Flon has applied for funding for a year round hazardous depot at the landfill. It will mean that hazardous waste items can be dropped off any time the Flin Flon landfill is open.
I had hoped it would open this fall, but the application process has taken longer than expected.
*Another load of electronic waste was shipped in September. The Recycling Centre accepts a variety of electronic items including computers and everything attached to them, sound systems, televisions, telephones, photocopiers. The only appliance accepted is microwaves.
A complete list is available at www.recycleMYelectronics.ca.
*A load of semi tires was shipped from the Flin Flon landfill last month. Tires are made into a variety of things including paving material for roads.
Keep up with the news on our facebook page, Flin Flon Recycling or on the web www.flinflonrecycling.org.