City of North Battleford - Saskatchewan
Contaminated Recycling Enforcement Update
60% of the zones have successfully reduced the number of rejected bins
July 3rd 2020

Most zones are showing improvement in reducing the number of contaminants in the recycling bins.

The City of North Battleford would like to acknowledge the diligent efforts of residents in reducing the number of contaminants entering into the recycling bins. In the first month of contaminated recycling bin enforcement, 60% of the zones have successfully reduced the number of rejected bins.

Rejected recycling reduces the expected lifespan of the current cell at the landfill and reduces the number of years the City has to save for this major project. The expected cost for an additional cell in the landfill is two million dollars. These early results are encouraging, diverting waste from the Waste Management Facility is good for the environment and the community.

Residents can easily determine what is allowed to enter the recycling stream by using Recycling Coach, a free tool provided by the City. Recycle Coach can be used from the City’s website at www.cityofnb.ca/resident_services/waste_recycling/what_goes_where_.html or install it on your Android or iOS smart device. Just type in the item you are inquiring about and Recycle Coach will inform you if it is recyclable, trash or if there are alternative drop-off options for that material. Beyond helping you sort what is recyclable, Recycle Coach can send you reminders to when your waste pickup day is. This feature is useful for Statutory holidays – it can remind you to set your bin out the day before or after your regular waste pickup day. Never miss a waste pickup day again.

Over the next four to six weeks, City employees will be applying a refreshed recycling informational sticker onto the blue recycling bins. The new and improved sticker will provide residents with an easy guide to help them keep non-recyclable materials from entering the blue bins.

Zone Map: https://www.cityofnb.ca/city_government/administration/publications_maps_and_reports.html

For more information:

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-1713 | dmacdonald@cityofnb.ca

 


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