‘Recycle and Save the Future’ was the positive message on our entry in the Trout Festival Parade. The negative one stated ‘Don’t throw your future away, Recycle.’
These are quite simplistic statements. While the health of our planet is more complex than just recycling, it is a big part of the solution .
Our parade entry also featured a semitrailer to symbolize the 26 semi loads of recyclables kept out of landfills in 2014.
People have told us the image of 26 trailer loads was quite impressive.
Here is another image. The garbage truck in Flin Flon takes ten loads of garbage to the landfill every week. Imagine 520 garbage trucks in a row in 2014.
I would like to change the picture to 52 semi loads recycled and 260 garbage trucks to the landfill.
So what can be recycled in our community?
The following items are collected at the Recycling Centre:
- newspapers, fliers, magazines, catalogues, books, box board (cereal boxes, etc) beverage containers, plastic containers with the numbers inside a recycling symbol with the exception of #6, tins cans, aluminium cans, office paper, glass containers, corrugated cardboard, electronics and household batteries.
Recyclables can be dropped off anytime at the Recycling Centre at 9 Timber Lane or in the trailer by Canadian Tire. Residential pickup is available in Flin Flon and Creighton.
The following items are recycled from local landfills:
- Used motor oil, metal items, car batteries, and tires (Flin Flon only).
This information is available at grocery stores, on the Flin Flon Recycling facebook page or on the web at www.flinflonrecycling.org.
Questions can also be answered by calling the Recycling Centre at 204 687 6169.