True or False
- The Recycling Centre is a non-profit organization.
- Recyclables must be sorted before they are brought to the Recycling Centre.
- The staff at the Flin Flon City Landfill are employed by the Recycling Centre.
- The money from selling recyclables pays for the cost of recycling.
- Curbside pickup of recyclables is not available in our communities.
- Beverage cans and bottles can be returned for deposit in our community.
1. True – The Recycling Centre is operated by the Flin Flon & District Environment Council, Inc., a non-profit organization incorporated in 1995.
2. False – The only materials separated at the Recycling Centre are corrugated cardboard, office paper and aluminum cans which are sold. Glass is removed and used locally. The remaining materials are baled up all together and sent to Winnipeg for sorting.
3. True – This contract, the sale of metal for salvage and the subsidies paid for operating the oil and hazardous waste depots and recycling tires helps pay the cost of recycling.
4. False – Revenue from selling materials was only 5.5% of revenue in 2019. Sixty-seven percent of this came from returning beer containers for deposit.
5. False – Curbside pickup is provided by Creighton and Denare Beach for their residents. The Recycling Centre provides the service in Flin Flon for a fee. More information is on the website www.flinflonrecycling.org.
6. True and false – A deposit is charged on beer containers so they can be returned to vendors in Flin Flon to get the ten cent deposit back. There is a one t0 three cent environment levy on other beverage containers but no deposit is paid so it cannot be returned.