Pollock's Hardware Co-op

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


Recycling Medications:

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  
Phone: 925-9615
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.



Electronic Waste:

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.  



Useful Waste:

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: info@artsjunktion.mb.ca  or Phone: 942-JUNK (5865)
They will let you know  if your treasures are currently in demand!

Located at:
312 B William Ave.
(East Side, Loading Dock Entrance)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3A 1P9


Plastic Bags:

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...

Visit http://www.greenmanitoba.ca/cim/1001C7_1T1T19T778T3T123T21T1042T12T1194T13T1445.dhtm

Here you will find an A-Z index on all things you'll want to recycle/dispose of with in Manitoba!


 


 

Written by Allison Slessor — March 14, 2012

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Pollock's Hardware Co-op is one of Winnipeg's oldest and coolest hardware stores! Established in 1922 we are one of the few independent hardware stores to make it through the boom of big box stores. While thriving in the North End we are committed to staying true to our community, our members and Winnipeg. To add to that we partnered with Build and MGR and with that are now proud owners Winnipeg's first Social Enterprise Centre. The S.E.C. is making a huge impact on Winnipeg as it is promoting and providing space for many of Winnipeg's social enterprises. Pollock's Hardware Co-op is all about community, tradition, and staying true to the word of small independent businesses. Big box stores have nothing on the little hardware store that could! We now have a 3rd location in South Osborne as well! You would be amazed at how much product we squeezed in to that place! Like a mini version of our North End store you would think it was there forever! A must see! A big giant thank you to all our members, share holders, our awesome board and devoted employees.... we wouldn't be here with out you!

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