The Red Bag Curbside Recycling program offered in Flin Flon by the Recycling Centre is designed to encourage people to recycle by making it convenient. This service has been offered every other week since 2010.
Many people who recycle find it difficult to keep track of which week is recycling week. Others find storing recyclables for two weeks takes too much space and is messy. If they are away recycling week, it is too long between pickups.
The Recycling Centre is changing the program to address these concerns. The Red Bag curbside service will be available every Wednesday beginning March 4, 2015 for a six month trial period.
This means every Wednesday recycling in a red bag will be picked up from the front curb. Homes do not have to put it out every week but they can.
The bags cost $3.50 which pays for the service. Two more bags or boxes will be picked up with one red bag.
Large cardboard does not need to be bagged. It should be flattened and placed under the bags.
Red bags may be purchased at the Gas Bar, Super K, Pharmasave, Dollar Store, Acklands, Coop, and the Recycling Centre.
This change is being made to encourage more people to recycle. Mess and taking up too much space have been the most common reasons given by those who don’t recycle. The other common one is laziness. Curbside pickup addresses these issues.
Recycling information is available at grocery stores, on the web at www.flinflonrecycling.org, and Flin Flon Recycling Facebook page or by calling 204 687 6169.
Everything we have comes from the earth. If you’re not recycling, you are throwing it all away.