Flin Flon City Council Chambers is the place to be on Wednesday April 29 at 7:00 p.m. It is the Annual General Meeting of the Flin Flon & District Environment Council, Inc., the non-profit organization which operates the community recycling program.
The organization evolved from the Flin Flon Round Table on the Environment and the Economy formed in the late 1980’s. The small group of people remaining decided to be the Environment Committee in 1992. The goal was to encourage people to be more environmentally friendly.
Recycling was becoming common in many places, so the Committee researched the possibilities. The first recycling collection was November, 1992.
As recycling grew, so did the need for donations and grants. The group incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 1995. This made it a legal entity, providing the accountability required for funding organizations.
That was 20 years ago.
At that time, all the work was done by volunteers with the exception of a couple of summer students.
Today the organization has 10 employees. It is a landlord, a contractor for landfill services as well as operating a successful community recycling collection program.
Recycling is the main focus so other environmental issues are on the back burner.
Over the year, 32 different people have served on the Board of Directors for the organization. Three have been there since the beginning.
New Board members are always welcome.
The first half of the meeting on April 29 is your opportunity to find more about the recycling program and to ask questions. There will awards for local businesses, individuals and employees.
For more information call 204 687 6169.
A Brief History of Recycling is available at www.flinflonrecycing.org/news.