A recent conversation about recycling surprised me. The gentleman was sorting out cans, plastics and paper products for recycling. He was unaware he didn’t need to because we haven’t sorted materials for five years.
It reminded me of some other surprising conversations.
I noticed another gentleman dropping off two red bags of recyclables at the Centre. He was new in town and didn’t know the red bags were for curbside pickup in Flin Flon. He thought all recyclables had to go in red bags. I suggested that since he was buying the red bags he could have recyclables picked up at his home in Flin Flon Wednesday mornings.
I explained that he needed only one red bag for curbside pickup as they are expensive. He readily agreed on the expensive part! I told him the price covers the cost of the service and if he had more than one bag of recyclables he could use cheaper clear bags for the rest.
I overheard another surprising conversation. A gentleman from Creighton dropped off his recyclables while the contractor for Creighton curbside service was unloading. The contractor informed him that he would pick his recyclables up at his house. I was surprised he was unaware of the service.
I was surprised because we make information available in many places.
I guess I shouldn’t be. Unless people are in the right place at the right time to hear messages on the radio, or read information on signs or in the newspaper, they will be uniformed.
Our survey indicated that most people get recycling information from others. So please spread the word Refer friends and family to our website or they can call (204) 687-6169.