We are all trying to reduce the “loot” in our midst. Some of it is pretty easy to get rid of, some of it can be “repurposed” and some of it is a treasure to another.
I am attempting to clear up a few square feet and that means moving stuff to: a) garbage
b) recycling bins
or c) giving it away.
I have a blue bin or two at my apartment. They usually are filled with papers, flyers, milk cartons and other boxes. The shredder is handy as well for those delicate documents – like bank or other financial statements that pile up (does anyone really need them any more? See On-LINE usage).
Today’s breakdown of Recycling are tid-bits of information that may have fallen through the “recycling cracks” .
What can and cannot be recycled. AND in What Canadian Cities does this happen.
As always there are exceptions to the rule. Thanks for the heads up Crown Shred, this is valuable information.
OH! And stop into SARCAN to recycle your electronics like the little hipster on the top of the blog.
Here’s a thought, if you love your instant “one cuppa Joe” coffee, in Saskatchewan those little pods are not recyclable.
Regina’s recycling rejections
(As compared to Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Winnipeg)
Plastic bags. Accepted at recycling depots in Vancouver and Kelowna. Accepted in curbside blue bins in Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon.
Plastic wrap. Accepted in blue bins in Calgary and Saskatoon. Crown Shred also accepts plastic wrap.
Ziploc bags. OK in Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon.
Disposable cups. A no-go in Edmonton and Winnipeg, but accepted in the other four cities.
Styrofoam. Accepted at depots in Vancouver and Kelowna. Crown Shred accepts Styrofoam by dropoff, for a fee. In Edmonton, Styrofoam is pulled from the waste stream to make ethanol at the Waste to Biofuels and Chemicals Facility.
One-time-use coffee pods. Recyclable in Vancouver and Kelowna.
Paper towel. Not recyclable, but compostable in cities with compost carts — Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary and Saskatoon.
It makes you think! What are we recycling here! And a refresh of how much it actually costs to do this!
Delve a little deeper into what is kept out of the landfill – it should be more than pop cans and bottles, electronics and tin cans.
Clothing, blankets, sheets and pillows that are deemed disposable can be repurposed to the Human Society or other rescue facilities perhaps even vet clinics.
Checking out various sites including the City of Regina, Loraas and Crown Shred give you a bit of info into the fine art of recycling.