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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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City’s Christmas Tree Recycling Depots Open December 27

City’s Christmas Tree Recycling Depots Open December 27

Christmas Tree
People tie up a free Christmas tree that they cut down in a handout photo from the Nature Conservancy of Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO- Nature Conservancy of Canada)

If by December 27th you’ve had it with the Christmas season, the city’s Let’s Chip In depots will be more than happy to take your tree.

The depots will remain open until January 31, 2018. Residents are reminded that trees placed at the curb next to recycling or garbage carts will not be collected.

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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

Recycle Everywhere
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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