Friday, May 24, 2013


Come join in on the Recycle-a-thon at Garden City Shopping Centre 2305 McPhillips Street in front
of Canadian Tire this Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

What to Bring?

Products accepted at the event  (some companies are accepting only certain items at this event):

CBCRA  (Recycle Everywhere) Beverage containers made of • glass • plastic • aluminum • poly-coated juice  containers

EPRA: • computers & components • televisions • non-cellular telephones • microwaves • stereo equipment • portable audio equipment

MARRC: • used oil • oil filters • used oil and antifreeze  containers • antifreeze PCA • household paint products (max 25L) • all paint aerosol  containers (max 660g) • residential fluorescent lights (tubes up to 8ft  and CFLs)

RECYCLE your non-standard recyclable items  (items not accepted in your blue box)
COLLECT these items while spring cleaning and bring them to this event instead of throwing them away
LEARN about what items in your home and  business are recyclable and find out where they  can be dropped off throughout the year
HELP raise awareness for industry-led associations that run these recycling programs

For a full list of collection  locations year-round and products accepted at those locations, please refer to their websites. Canadian Beverage Container  Recycling Association CBCRA Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) Manitoba Association for  Resource Recovery Corp (MARRC) Product Care Association (PCA)

Monday, May 20, 2013

Community Composter

Looking for somewhere to compost? If you don't have somewhere in your yard and would like to use a Community space, you can find two composters within the St. John's neighbourhood. One is in our Community Garden in a vacant lot on the East side of Salter Street just North of St. John's Avenue or another site at Ralph Brown Community Centre (currently under construction).

Feel free to use some of the composted material for your gardens as well!