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City Partners Up to Launch Mattress Recycling Program

City Partners Up to Launch Mattress Recycling Program

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WINNIPEG — A new mattress recycling program is hoping to divert up to 8,000 mattresses and box springs from the landfill.

The city has partnered with Mother Earth Recycling on the pilot program, where residents can drop off up to six mattresses and box springs at the Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot for free.

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Trio of Calgary Kids Ask Canadian Coffee Chain to Rethink Popular Contest

Trio of Calgary Kids Ask Canadian Coffee Chain to Rethink Popular Contest

By The Canadian Press

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Mya Chau, left, 12, and Eve Helman, 12, who are digitally petitioning Tim Horton‚Äôs to make the roll up the rim to win campaign more environmentally friendly, are seen outside a Tim Horton’s in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

OTTAWA — A trio of young people in Calgary are challenging Canada’s iconic coffee chain to use its popular contest to get Canadians to kick their cup addiction.

Twelve-year-olds Mya Chau and Eve Helman, and 16-year-old Ben Duthie, have nearly 105,000 signatures on a change.org petition asking Tim Hortons to replace its existing disposable coffee cups with a compostable version, or at least one that can be recycled everywhere in Canada.

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Nature Conservancy Recommends a Better Fate for Your Christmas Tree

Nature Conservancy Recommends a Better Fate for Your Christmas Tree

By Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press

Christmas Trees
In this November 2018 photo, Christmas trees sit in a dirt lot at Silver Bells Tree Farm in Silverton, Ore., before being loaded onto a semi-truck headed for a Los Angeles tree lot. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Canada’s Christmas tree farms produce over three million pine, spruce and fir trees each year — and most of them are simply abandoned at the curb soon after Santa makes his annual visit.

Now, the Nature Conservancy of Canada is suggesting that people should instead haul their tree to the backyard, to help nature and learn a bit about ecology.

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Bowman Pledges to Expand Recycling at Winnipeg Parks

Bowman Pledges to Expand Recycling at Winnipeg Parks

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During a mayoral forum Tuesday evening at the University of Winnipeg, incumbent Brian Bowman pledged to increase recycling services at city-owned parks.

Out of the 11 large parks owned and managed by the city, only Kildonan Park offers full recycling services, according to the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association.

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Recycling Program Distributing 16,000 Bins to Brandon Residents

Recycling Program Distributing 16,000 Bins to Brandon Residents

Recycle Everywhere
16,000 Recycle Everywhere bins are being distributed to Brandon households this week. (CBCRA)

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.

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Transcona Home to City’s First Solar-Powered Trash Container

Transcona Home to City’s First Solar-Powered Trash Container

Big Belly Solar Trash Bin
The Big Belly solar-powered recycling and trash container is a new addition to Transcona. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The first solar-powered trash container is now up and running in Winnipeg.

Called the “Big Belly,” it’s the first of its kind in the province and replaces one of the regular duo waste and recycling containers at 117 Regent Avenue.

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