1. The List
Our staff processed 348 metric tons of recycling by the end of October.
It would be interesting to know how much garbage we had.
We receive a lot of unrecyclable things. Some are very strange. Our dumpsters are emptied twice a week which often is not enough.
Make sure everything is recyclable. If you have any questions please call 204 687 6169. There are pictures on facebook at Flin Flon Recycling. The information about what is recyclable on the website www.flinflonrecycling.org is correct. Recyclable electronics are listed at www.recycleMYelectronics.ca.
2. Seeing Clearly
This week we received a call to pick up several bags of shredded paper.
The bin where the bags should have been was empty. When I followed up, we realized the garbage collector had taken them.
One change in our thinking and habits would prevent this from happening.
Recycling is in clear bags, garbage is not.
If the items inside the bag are visible, it is recycling. If not, it’s garbage.
If this became the norm for everyone including garbage collectors, recycling wouldn’t end up in the landfill.
3. Leaky bags
Our staff processed several bags of beverage containers from the bins at the Whitney.
It was great to recycle all those bottles and cans.
It was also really messy as the bags dripped all over the place.
Containers that are not empty are responsible. But where does one empty them? A sink or other drain is the best although not very handy.
Recycling bins should be beside garbage cans. Left over beverages can be emptied into the garbage cans where other stuff will absorb the liquid.
Putting the lid back on the bottle helps.