There have been some developments I would like to share.
- We no longer take #3 (PVC) plastic. This is very rare, but has been designated as garbage by the sorter so we do not want it.
- We need your help. A few people have been entering the trailer in the empty lot beside Canadian Tire and going through the bags. The motive seems to be taking beer cans for return, although sometimes the beer cans are left behind.
This creates a big mess.
When everything is in closed bags and boxes it takes about a half hour to empty the trailer. When bags have been ripped open, or items have been placed in the trailer without a bag or a box, recyclables fall out onto the ground when the trailer doors are opened. Our staff have to bag it to take into the Centre for processing. When there is a lot of a loose material it can take up to three times as long to empty the trailer.
If you see anyone in the trailer please call the Centre with a description and a license plate if a vehicle is present. If you are comfortable doing so, ask them to leave. You can reference the sign on the trailer.
- We are calling recycling companies and crunching numbers as the August 1st increase in sorting costs approaches. There is a better option that will not beat up the budget as severely.