- Small Stuff
In Winnipeg (if they make it there) recyclables are loaded onto the sort line by front end loaders so these items will probably not make it to the line. If they do, the line moves quickly so workers wearing gloves are not able to grab these small items.
The box also had paper labels from tin cans which are not recyclable.
It has been a hot summer which is reflected in the amount of beverage containers we receive. Although we do not sort out plastic bottles, we do take out the aluminum cans and sell them separately as other prices have fallen.
We have baled 2,519 kg of aluminum in 2018. Over half, 1,332 kg, was baled in July and August.
Beer cans and bottles are separated and returned for deposit. We have returned more in 2018 than in all of 2017.
The money is included with the revenue from selling cardboard, office paper and aluminum. More than half of this revenue in 2018 is from beer returns.
I frequently mention that we receive non-recyclable items. They are easy to notice. The other fact we often miss is that more and more bags and boxes of recyclables come in with very little garbage and clean containers.
We appreciate the time many recyclers take to doing it right.