Wastegina, SK – The City of Wastegina would like to remind you during this special time of year, the True Meaning of Recycling is its profitability.
Not all citizens agree.
Laura Mack said, “It’s extremely disappointing and disillusioning that they are refusing to recycle wrapping paper because it “would not bring in as much money for the company or the city,” and not because it cannot be recycled.”
Aug. 13, 2014: “Waste services manager with the City of Regina, Roberta Engel, said Wednesday they are at an 18 per cent diversion rate which is well on the way to the 2015 goal of diverting 40 per cent of household waste to the dump site.
“We’re easily keeping up with the demand on the collection and processing side, but the city would really like to encourage residents to recycle more.”
Engel added 12 per cent of what residents put into the blue pins is contaminated, meaning 15,000 tonnes of recyclables are still entering the landfill.”
Feb 13, 2015: “40 Per cent of residential waste that was hoped to be diverted from the landfill by the end of 2015. The diversion rate currently sits at 18.4 per cent.”