1. Containers sent for recycling should not be _________, _____________ or gooey.
2. Which of the following is not accepted at the Recycling Centre? a) fluorescent bulbs b) gift wrap c) batteries d) paint
3. Was the amount of materials recycled in 2016 up or down?
4. Recycling Centre employees work at which City of Flin Flon facility?
5. Recycling one _____________________ saves enough electricity to power a computer for five hours.
6. Which community began providing curbside recycling pickup in 2017?
7. The community recycling program has been operating for _____ years? a) 15 b) 30 c) 25 d) 8
8. True or False – Computers and all the things that attach to them are recyclable.
9. What ‘twins’ appeared on Main St in the summer of 2016?
10. True or False – Everything must be sorted before it can be sent for recycling.
1. Nothing should be drippy, sticky or gooey when it is sent to the Recycling Centre.
2. b) Gift Wrap. Some may be recyclable but it is impossible to sort recyclable from non-recyclable.
3. Both. Total tonnage in 2016 was down 18 tonnes but commingled materials were up 11 tonnes. More homes were recycling. Fewer materials are coming from businesses.
2017 was a different story. Recycling was up by 21 tonnes. Commingled materials were up by 20%. Curbside collection in Denare Beach is a big reason for the increase.
4. Flin Flon Landfill. This contract subsidizes the recycling program.
5. Aluminium can
6. Denare Beach. The community voted to recycle in October 2016.
7. c) 25 years. The first semi load of paper was shipped in November, 1992.
8. True – Computers and other electronics are shipped to Exner Ewaste in Elie Manitoba for recycling.
9. Dual garbage and recycling bins.
10. False. Very little sorting happens in Flin Flon. Most recyclables are sorted in Winnipeg.