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Litter Rates Decrease as More Manitobans Recycling Beverage Containers

Litter Rates Decrease as More Manitobans Recycling Beverage Containers

Recycle EverywhereWINNIPEG — Litter rates for empty beverage containers are decreasing across Manitoba as more people toss them into the recycle bin instead of the landfill.

New numbers from the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA) and its Recycle Everywhere program show both Winnipeg and Brandon deceased their litter rates by 74 and 87 percent, respectively, in 2017.

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Manitoba Government, Recycle Everywhere Promote Recycling at the Cottage

Manitoba Government, Recycle Everywhere Promote Recycling at the Cottage

Recycle Everywhere crew members hand out Bin Bags to cottagers at Falcon Lake. (HANDOUT/RECYCLE EVERYWHERE)

Recycle Everywhere was in Falcon Lake over the weekend in an effort to encourage Manitobans to recycle, well, everywhere, including the cottage.

A crew from Recycle Everywhere was joined by Manitoba Minister of Sustainable Development Cathy Cox for a barbecue in Falcon Lake Saturday where over around 300 Bin Bags were handed out to cottagers to use for collecting recyclables while at the lake.

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Recycle Everywhere Expands to Manitoba’s Lake Country

Recycle Everywhere Expands to Manitoba’s Lake Country

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Tom Thiessen, executive director of Building Owners and Managers Association of Manitoba (BOMA), Cathy Cox, Minister of Sustainable Development, and Ken Friesen, executive director of the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA), appear at an announcement at the Manitoba legislature on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Of all the beverage containers that weren’t recycled, how many were yours? Hopefully, fewer than the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association would like to see.

The CBCRA, which runs the Recycle Everywhere program, is expanding its reach by partnering with the Manitoba government on three initiatives.

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Christmas Tree Recycling Depots Now Open

Christmas Tree Recycling Depots Now Open

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WINNIPEG — The city’s Let’s Chip In Depots open today for Christmas tree recycling.

All plastic tree bags, tinsel, lights, decorations and tree stands must be removed before leaving a tree at a depot.

Trees placed at the curb or next to recycling or garbage carts won’t be collected.

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Done with Christmas? Tree Recycling Depots Open on Dec. 27

Done with Christmas? Tree Recycling Depots Open on Dec. 27

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A goat picks away at a Christmas tree at the Constance Creek Wildlife Refuge in Dunrobin, Ont. on Sunday, January 11, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)

Once you’ve had enough of Christmas and all its cheer, it’s time to throw away the ol’ Christmas tree.

The city’s Let’s Chip In Depots open on December 27 and will remain at your disposal until January 20, 2017.

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Construction Recyclables Part of Two-Year Pilot Project

Construction Recyclables Part of Two-Year Pilot Project

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(Home construction image via Shutterstock)

A new pilot project to divert construction waste from the landfill is being funded by the Manitoba government.

Through a partnership with the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association and Manitoba Environmental Industries Association, the two-year program will encourage more recycling of construction materials.

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