Avid recycler provides refresher on use of bins

I am a regular recycler and it seems that most of Sicamous is too – judging from how quickly the bins fill up.

I am a regular recycler and it seems that most of Sicamous is too – judging from how quickly the bins fill up.

When using these bins I have noticed a few things that I would like to remind people when they bring their recycling.

If the bins are full, please don’t leave items on the stairs or in the lot. Take your recycling home until a new, empty bin arrives.

I see a lot of plastic in the bins. But not all plastics are recyclable. For example, no plastic bags can be put in the bins – even those marked “biodegradable.” As far as plastic containers, they must have a recycling symbol on them. Look for the small triangle usually on the bottom of a container. Those marked with this triangle and the numbers 1, 2, 4 and 5 are acceptable. Everything else must go to the landfill.

Flatten cardboard boxes – it helps save space.

The signs and bins clearly show what can be put in the bins. Please don’t put in (or leave behind) things like paint cans. The CSRD sponsors a special collection of items like paint, gasoline containers, computer parts, etc., in spring and fall. That’s the time to recycle them.

It seems that we all acknowledge and appreciate the benefits of recycling. But, please, let’s do it with thought and concern for the rest of the community.

With thanks from a fellow recycler,

Yvonne Walmsley



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