Note: This is a reprint of the very first Recycling Bin column from January 2014 in recognition of column 350.
A few things have changed. Creighton and Denare Beach provide curbside pickup. Red bags are picked up in Flin Flon every Wednesday. Recycling is collected in the trailer by Canadian Tire.
Aerosol cans are collected as hazardous waste.
Recycling has increased by 106 tonnes.
Most people are amazed when they begin recycling.
It is so easy and there is so little garbage.
Get started by placing a recycling bin close by your garbage. Drain plastic, glass or aluminium drink containers, rinse out tin cans, and place them in the recycle bin. All Newspapers, fliers, magazines, office paper, envelopes, cereal type boxes can also be recycled.
Find the number inside the recycling sign on plastic containers. Recycle everything except #6 and items without a number.
What is garbage? Food scraps, disposable things like coffee cups, paper towels, tissues, construction paper, gift wrap and ribbons, plastic bags, plastic wrap, box liners, Styrofoam, candy wrappers, aerosol cans.
There are two ways to get your items on the way to a new life. Place them on the loading dock or in the bins at the Recycling Centre at 9 Timber Lane (same building as Eecol). Or pay for a pick up at your house by purchasing a red bag. Put your recycling in that bag and two other boxes or bags and place it on the curb on the Wednesday recycling is picked up in your part of town.
There is more at Flin Flon Recycling on Facebook or www.flinflonrecycling.org or call 204 – 687 6169.
And be amazed.