Guest post by summer student Shontal Quinn.
Working at the recycling center can be a great learning experience for someone who doesn’t recycle.
You can learn about the different items that can be recycled or what can’t be. For example, books, paper, batteries, pop cans and plastic bottles can be recycled. Whereas Styrofoam, plastic cutlery or plastic bags cannot be recycled.
Being able to see how the different items are brought to the center then sorted is something different to be able to watch. Another thing to learn is the different routes for red bag curbside and business pick-ups the center does.
The stuff that is recycled is either dropped off by people, companies or picked up and unloaded by the Recycling Centre. There are different schedules the Recycling Center has to pick up the recycling and there are also different people and businesses that bring items to the Recycling Center.
Once they arrive at the center the items go through a sorting process to separate what can be recycled and what can’t be.
Creighton’s curbside pick-up days are Thursday and Friday every week. Denare Beach has pick-ups every Tuesday. Flin Flon’s curbside pick-up day for household bags of recycling is Wednesday.
As a Creighton resident I didn’t know when Creighton’s pick-up days were.
Working there gave me a different view on recycling and the ability to learn more about what recycling is all about.
I have decided to recycle at home wherever I live.