Last week I gave a presentation about our recycling program at a provincial recycling conference.
The process reminded me of how many people have contributed to making recycling a success.
I will introduce a few in the next couple of weeks.
Bob asked if he could help one day at the Market Garden in 1993. Of course I said yes. He volunteered almost every day for the next 15 years.
Bob kept things clean at the Market Garden until we moved indoors in 1994. His expertise from working in the warehouse was great as we got organized. He knew how to drive a forklift, load a semi and solve every day problems. He created things that made the space and the work better.
He was very concerned about the environment. He was a great gardener, creating an oasis of beauty in an industrial area.
We miss Bob. A complete tribute is in documents on Flin Flon Recycling Facebook page.
Doreen was hired as the administrator in 2001. She managed things through thick and thin until she retired in 2013.
There were many changes during that time. Curbside and business pickups were begun, dropped, then started again. The Centre moved to a new building. Managing landfill staffing was added to her responsibilities.
Prices for materials fell. Finances were challenging as the Centre needed extra cash to continue running two years in a row. She balanced things while a new financial plan was worked out.
She managed between 5 – 11 employees. She supported them in many ways which they appreciated.
Doreen’s dedication ensured that community recycling survived and grew.