Recycling benefits both the environment and the economy. It creates jobs and keeps valuable resources out of landfills, thereby reducing the per capita costs from municipalities and ultimately ratepayers. Creating products from recycled materials saves energy and reduces pollution.
The Town of Nipawin website, along with MTN, have several resources available to assist the public in knowing how to dispose of various items. Resources include how to recycle the following:
• Beverage containers
• Household tin & aluminum
• Mixed paper & cardboard
Follow these four steps to ensure you are using your blue recycling carts properly:
• Do not bag or stack items. Keep recyclables loose in the cart
• Please Remember:
o Keep cart lids closed
o Do not let your carts overflow.
o Do not place additional waste beside your cart.
o Make sure material is not packed too tightly and can easily come out of the carts when the collection truck picks it up.
• On collection day, place the carts on even ground on the street or in the back alley before 7 a.m.
• Make sure they do not block traffic.
• Place cartwheels against the curb. In the winter, place your cart with its wheels against the street side of the snow ridge.
• Arrange the cart so the arrows on the lid are pointed toward the centre of the road.
• Leave enough space around your cart so that you can walk around it.
• Leave at least one metre (four feet) of space between other objects such as parked cars, power poles, utility boxes, fences, downspouts, and garages.
• Roll your empty cart back the day that it was emptied in a secure location on your property or against your fence after it has been collected.
If you are having difficulty moving your cart or have any questions, please contact MTN Disposal at (306) 862-1401
Have more questions? Check out the following links:
Check out this short video (courtesy of the City of Regina) on the do’s and don’t of using your recycling and refuse carts:
Since 1998, the Town of Nipawin has been collecting compost material from every household within the Town limits. It is estimated that during the summer months compost materials account for up to 50% of all residential waste collected. The objective of composting is to divert this material from the landfill, while converting it into a useful finished product for horticultural or agricultural use. From an environmental perspective, composting saves valuable landfill space while adding beneficial humus and nutrients to the soil.
Compost collection period begins in May and concludes in October, see schedule for more details.
Acceptable compost items should be placed in GREEN compost carts, garbage cans, or paper compost bags and placed within six feet of your front curb by 8:00 a.m. on Wednesdays. For residents that are situated on a corner lot, compost items should be placed on the curb which is opposite to your back alley. Please do not place compost in your MTN Black or Blue Collection Carts. NO PLASTIC BAGS OF ANY KIND.
If you have any questions please call the Town Office at 862-9866.
|Kitchen Scraps||Egg shells, coffee grounds and filters, tea bags, raw or cooked fruit and vegetable wastes, moldy bread||Meat and bones, dairy products, fat and oil products|
|Yard Material||Green grass clippings, dry leaves, dead plants||Diseased plants, persistent weeds like crab grass, weeds with mature seeds, tree branches|
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