City Holding Open Houses to Gauge Recycling Input

Recycling CartThe City of Winnipeg is asking for the public’s opinion on how recyclable materials should be collected in the future.

In a series of open houses and an online survey, residents will be asked for their comments on the current blue box program, as well as two new options for recycling collection that the City is exploring:

  • Weekly automated collection using 240-litre carts (which hold the contents of 3 to 4 blue boxes)
  • Bi-weekly automated collection using 240- or 360-litre carts (which hold the contents of 5 to 6 blue boxes)

Both carts will be on display at the open houses.


Tuesday, Nov. 17 — Red River College, 160 Princess (3-8 p.m.)
Wednesday, Nov.18 — Sturgeon Creek Community Centre, 210 Rita St. (5-8 p.m.)
Thursday, Nov. 19 — Windsor Community Centre, 99 Springside Dr. (5-8 p.m.)
Friday, Nov. 20  — Access Transcona, 845 Regent Ave. (5-8 p.m.)
Monday, Nov. 23 — Thunderbird House, 715 Main St. (5-8 p.m.)
Tuesday, Nov. 24 — Canad Inns Fort Garry, 1824 Pembina Hwy. (5-8 p.m.)
Wednesday, Nov. 25 — Bronx Park Community Centre, 720 Henderson Hwy. (5-8 p.m.)
Thursday, Nov. 26 — Canad Inns Garden City, 2100 McPhillips St. (5-8 p.m.)

Residents can also share their opinions online between November 16 and 30 at or e-mail by November 30.

A recommendation on the type of collection service will be presented to City Council in January 2010.