The City of Yorkton is raising awareness about a number of waste and recycling initiatives happening this fall.
Today (Tues) the City showed off two new beverage and waste bins that were funded through a SARCAN Public Space Recycling Grant.
Landfill Manager JeanAnne Teliske says the bins are located in Logan Green Park.
“We placed them here because the trails are well used year-round…so they’re in a high-volume public place and they are also close to our water treatment plant where our staff have access to them on a regular basis for maintenance, checking them and emptying them as well.”
Teliske also mentioned the residential curbside recycling survey that wrapped up September 15th.
“We received over 14-hundred responses which far exceeded our expectations,” she said. “we’re really looking forward to getting those responses complied and taking them forward to the Environmental Committee to get their input on them to see what we can do in regards to future recycling programs here in Yorkton.”
The survey was done by the Environmental Service Department to improve the curbside recycling program after noticing current volumes were below average.
Waste Reduction Week is October 15-21 and to celebrate the occassion, the City is hosting Business and school tours of the newly expanded Yorkton Sanitary Landfill and RecyclAbility Centre.
These tours need to be booked in advance through Environmental Services by calling 306-786-1775.
October 20th is Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, meaning people can bring any Household Hazardous Waste, from cleaners to batteries, to the Public Works Shop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Also (Yorkton) Fire Protective Services is going to be there to provide sharps disposal and educate the residents where regular sharps disposal bins are throughout the city.” Teliske added.