Friday is Global Recycling Day. City of Timmins environmental coordinator Christina Beaton hopes you take time to go to the city website and subscribe to the Recyclepedia app. She says you’ll understand the importance of materials being a resource, and not waste.
The items are more than what you put curbside in your blue cart.
“It’s also batteries, electronics, mixed metals, any recycling program that the city of Timmins offers,” she outlines, “and we’re continuously looking for more programs.”
Beaton adds that in 2021, curbside pick-up diverted nearly two-million kilograms of recyclable material from landfill.
“There was 2,000 litres of waste oil; over 5,000 lbs. of textiles from that textile event that we ran; and over 55,000 kg of hazardous waste and nearly 300,000 kg of scrap metal and electronics.”
Beaton notes that recycling is the last of the three Rs, coming only after you’ve tried to reduce and then reuse the materials you use.