Recyclathon Event May 25, 2013
Where: Garden City Shopping Centre (2305 McPhillips Street), in front of Canadian Tire
When: May 25, 2013, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Did you know there are many items in your home that can be recycled, even if they aren’t accepted in your blue box? A number of industry-led associations are starting up in Manitoba, accepting these products year-round.
Take Pride Winnipeg! is pleased to partner with some of these associations to help keep these items out of the landfills for this one-day event. So, check the list below, clean out your basements and garages, and bring the items down to Garden City Shopping Centre for recycling.
For this event, we are partnering with the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (Recycle Everywhere), Electronic Products Recycling Association, Manitoba Association for Resource Recovery Corp, Product Care Association and Green Manitoba.
Products accepted at the event (some associations are accepting only certain items at this event):
- CBCRA: beverage containers made of glass, plastic, aluminum, poly-coated juice containers
- EPRA: items such as computers & components, televisions, microwaves, stereo equipment (see website for full list: www.recyclemyelectronics.ca)
- MARRC: used oil, oil filters, used oil and antifreeze containers, antifreeze
- PCA: household paint products (max 25L), paint aerosol containers (max 660g), residential fluorescent lights (up to 8ft tubes and CFLs)
Bonus! Devi Sharma, City Councillor for Old Killdonan, will provide yard waste bags to first 20 arrivals.
Can’t make it May 25? See these websites for more information on drop-off locations year-round:
- CBCRA: www.cbcra-acrcb.org
- EPRA: www.recyclemyelectronics.ca
- MARRC: www.usedoilrecycling.com
- PCA: www.productcare.org
Tell your friends and neighbours! Let’s keep these items out of the landfills!
Big thanks go out to Winnipeg Free Press, Garden City Shopping Centre, Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association, Electrontic Products Recycling Association, Green Manitoba, Manitoba Association for Resource Recovery Corp, Product Care Association and City of Winnipeg for their assistance in making the Recyclathon a great success.
UPDATE: Over 46,000 pounds of electronics (20.8 metric tonnes) were collected at this event!