Winnipeggers like bigger recycling bins
Posted: Dec 28, 2012 3:47 PM CST
Last Updated: Dec 28, 2012 5:27 PM CST
Winnipeggers are recycling more under a new waste pickup system that launched three months ago.
Randy Parks, the city's supervisor of waste diversion, said the volume of recycled waste is up 24 per cent since the program rolled out Oct. 1. He said people seem to be taking advantage of the larger recycling bins.
"The collection crews have told us that actually there are not that many people out there with surplus or excess waste," he said. "I think for the most part people are finding that the carts are in fact large enough to hold some of the excess."
The city reminds citizens not to recycle Christmas wrapping paper but cardboard and plastic packaging can be recycled.
Extra material can be dropped off at any one of the city's seven recyling depots.
And for $5 the city will collect up to three extra bags of garbage.
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