As we understand the importance of dealing with waste responsibly it is also important to make it as convenient as possible.
I have toured several waste management sites in the province over the past few years while attending events sponsored by the Manitoba Association of Regional Recyclers. This organization’s activities provide information and networking about a wide variety of waste management issues.
The first place we toured was the RM of Rockwood’s transfer station. Garbage is placed in large bins for transport to a landfill.
That was the first stop of ten places located on a driveway that looped through the site where a variety of recyclable materials and other items that should not go into landfills could be dropped off.
This is an example of how many waste management sites are becoming a ‘one stop shop’ for responsibly getting rid of things we no longer want.
Our community manages these items at two places.
The first stop is your community landfill that collects metal, used motor oil and antifreeze and automotive batteries. Used tires are recycled from the Flin Flon landfill only. A collection depot for household hazardous waste and appliances that need refrigerant removed are also located there.
There is a trailer at the Flin Flon and Denare Beach landfills to collect cardboard and electronics.
The other stop is the Recycling Centre at 9 Timber Lane.
The main items processed at the Recycling Centre are cardboard, paper and multi material packaging items.
It also processes eligible electronics, household batteries, printer cartridges, books, paint and fluorescent tubes.
We love questions so call us at (204)687-6169 if you are unsure about where something goes. Information is also available at www.flinflonrecycling.org.