Every single-dwelling home in Brandon will see a free recycle bin on their doorstep within the next week.
The Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association’s Recycle Everywhere program is having local students help distribute 16,000 bins in the Wheat City.
“With 70 percent of all beverage containers being consumed at home, the opportunity to improve beverage container recovery is greater with enhanced convenience and education,” said Christa Rust, program manager of the CBCRA and its Recycle Everywhere program.
“Through third-party research, we have learnt that residents have varied recycling habits. By providing these single-family dwelling bins to each home, we are offering residents the convenience to make the choice to recycle, while bringing awareness to our mission.”
The free bins are meant to be placed next to a waste bin in a kitchen, helping to make the decision to recycle easier. Items from the bins can then easily be transferred to the curbside cart for pick-up.