More ‘Recycle Everywhere’ Bins on Winnipeg Streets

By Sarah Klein

Sam Katz - Recycle Everywhere
Mayor Sam Katz with Binjamin, the Recycle Everywhere mascot, in Old Market Square on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. (HANDOUT)

More beverage recycling bins will be appearing on Winnipeg streets, after the city and Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association announced an agreement.

Two-hundred new waste and recycling bins will be installed, providing residents with more opportunities to recycle when out and about. The bins are currently being installed in various streetscape locations on the east side of the Red River and are dual stream — offering recycling and waste disposal in the same bin.

“We are proud to be working with the City of Winnipeg to increase beverage container recycling opportunities for citizens,” said Ken Friesen, executive director of CBCRA. “This is a very progressive step forward as we strive to offer Winnipeg residents more opportunities to recycle wherever they go.”

Beverage container recovery rates are up 61 percent since the installation of nearly 25,000 Recycle Everywhere bins across Manitoba by the end of last year.