Time to Recycle!
Here at Pollock's Hardware Co-op we often have enquires about recycling certain items like batteries and tires. So I have put together a list of places that you can recycle such items. I will update this article as I find more locations for recycling the odd items we use in and around our homes and businesses. The seagulls at the landfill will thank us, no one likes licking batteries never mind trying to eat them ;)
Don't forget at Pollock's Hardware Co-op we can supply you with extra Blue Bins (Regular size and Large) and Compost Bins.
Keeping the community green and clean!
Recycling Batteries and Cell Phones:
To find a drop off location near you visit call2recycle.ca/mbecocal or call 1-888-224-9764
Recycling your Tires:
To recycle or find products made locally from your tires visit www.tirestewardshipmb.ca or call 1-866-724-5002
Recycling Used Oli, Antifreeze, Filters and Containers:
For a recycle centre near you visit www.usedoilrecycling.com or call 1-888-410-1440
Visit www.medicationsreturn.ca for info or take it back to your nearest pharmacy.
Paint and other Household Hazardous Waste:
You can safely dispose of it by taking it to the free household hazardous waste collection depot:
|Miller Environmental Corporation
1803 Hekla Avenue
Open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month from October to March.
Open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the first and last Saturday of each month from April to September.
In addition, Green Manitoba offers an appointment system to book a drop-off time for Wednesdays and Thursdays. For telephone bookings, call Miller Environmental at 925-9600.
Visit http://greenmanitoba.ca/cim/dbf/depot_contact_info_jan_3_2012.pdf?im_id=481&si_id=1001 to find a variety of e-waste options.
Do you have odd items you would like to recycle like ribbon, buttons, frames, or anything that you think might be useful in a crafty way? Art's Junction is a great place to recycle such items if in demand. Art's junction is is a community-based, charitable organization committed to redistributing reusable materials. These materials would be used in community art organisations, by educators, students, and by local artists. Visit there website to learn more about arts junction and recycling for art. http://www.artsjunktion.mb.ca/default.cfm
If you are interested in dropping something off contact Arts Junction at
Email: email@example.com or Phone: 942-JUNK (5865)
They will let you know if your treasures are currently in demand!
312 B William Ave.
(East Side, Loading Dock Entrance)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Do you have a pile of plastic bags that go beyond reusing for doggy bags and you just want to get rid of them?
Unfortunately they are are no good for the blue bins because when they reach the recycling plant with everything else they get caught in the conveyor belts and jam spinning wheels and can bring the entire sorting station to a halt. The bags then need to be found and removed by hand, a time consuming and often dangerous process that reduces the overall efficiency of the recycling station.
So I have been doing research to find out the best ways to get those plastic bags out of your life for once and for all! But the catch to make this really work is once they are gone get your self a few reusable fabric grocery bags found in any and every major grocery store keep one in your purse or in your car and you will never have to face a pile of wasteful plastic bags again!
So this is how you do it:
They say if you tightly bundle up your bags in a tight knot you can put them in the bin but its still best to do the drop off.
You can drop them off at specially-marked recycling bins at the front of most supermarkets.
In addition, Winnipeg Harvest is calling on Winnipeggers to donate used grocery bags.
If you have any other questions about recycling...
Here you will find an A-Z index on all things you'll want to recycle/dispose of with in Manitoba!