If you read this column regularly, you may have noticed it was missing last week. We recently lost the column’s sponsor. The Reminder is looking for a new one. We will make sure the column continues to get information to you about the community recycling program.
We have made one change. We will be publishing every other week. This is partly due to workload. We also hope it will make it easier to find another sponsor.
We have been busy shipping.
Four tub skids of paint, two barrels of aerosol cans, one barrel each of fire extinguishers, green propane cylinders and light ballasts along with pails of materials from cleaning up paint spills were shipped from the Household Hazardous Waste depot at the landfill on Thursday.
Please note that all hazardous items must be in their original containers so people handling it at the disposal site know what they are dealing with and can handle it safely.
Tuesday this week is shipping day at the Recycling Centre. We are space challenged, especially just before shipping. Check the Flin Flon Recycling page on Facebook for pictures.
Last year we shipped 26 semi loads of compressed materials. That is the amount of space saved in local landfills.
We receive diapers occasionally. Often it is a small black bag that goes straight to the dumpster.
We missed two recently. We had to take a bale apart and remove contaminated items for the first one. The smell after a baler press alerted us to the second one. Fortunately, it was contained inside a box on the top of materials inside the baler and easily removed.
It is always interesting what things people wish were recyclable!