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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

Recycle Everywhere

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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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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