New location for city recycling information BBQ

By Angela Brown
September 13, 2017 - 3:11pm

A little rain won't put a damper on the city's plans for tonight. 

The community recycling information session and barbecue set for Wednesday has been moved to a new location. 

City of North Battleford's environmental manager Tammy MacCormack said the “Recycle More, Waste Less” event planned for Central Park in North Battleford will now take place at the Don Ross Centre from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. since rain is in the forecast.

"It's still going on but we are moving it to the Don Ross gym," said  MacCormack. "We'll still have the bouncy castle. I hope to see lots of people at our barbecue tonight."

She said Loraas Environmental Services, which is partnering with the city for the event, has a number of activities planned for the evening. 

"It's to help raise awareness of recycling, and proper recycling," said MacCormack. "It's a lot about helping the public understand what materials are recyclable and which ones are not. They will have demonstrations about what materials are accepted. The event is for adults and kids - for everybody to learn about recycling."  

Loraas will also have what it calls “the Wall of Shame,” with pictures of some of the different materials workers have found in recycling bins that definitely are not recyclable. 

The company, which looks after the city's recycling collection, will be answering questions from visitors about the city’s recycling program.

MacCormack said the city doesn’t recycle glass, styrofoam or kitty litter, as an example. People also shouldn’t put their compost material into the city's recycling bins. 

As a general rule, people can recycle plastic items, bearing a recycle symbol with a number in the middle, located at the bottom of the container.

The city also recycles tin cans from the kitchen, cardboard, and paper. The city lists all the materials it accepts in its recycling program on its website.

 

angela.brown@jpbg.ca

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