How CartSmart Were Regina Residents This Year?
The City’s CartSmart Team was out again this fall doing quick visual checks of blue carts in our community.
The information collected helps the City improve education for Regina residents on the curbside recycling program. The City is seeing better sorting when it comes to the blue carts, from 85 per cent acceptable items in 2019 to 90 per cent in 2020.
We looked at over 2,000 carts and found:
- 33% of recycling carts received ‘Good Job’ stickers
- 67% of carts received an “Oops” tag with 16% of carts these making improvements on the next visit
The most common items that resulted in an “Oops” tag were:
- 37% - Stretchy plastic bags and film (plastic bags, plastic wrap)
- 19% - Crinkly plastic packaging (chip bags, cereal bags, zipper pouches)
- 13% - Styrofoam (packaging, food containers)
- 13% - Plastic products without #1-7 symbol (bulky plastic, food containers, hangers)
- 11% - Tissue/paper towel/napkins
- 9% - Paper disposable cups (waxed paper cups)
Not sure if you’re recycling the right stuff? Join the City’s virtual information session:
Recycling 101: The ins and outs of your blue cart
Monday, December 7
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
URL link: Regina.ca/recycling101
There will be a 30-minute presentation followed by the opportunity to ask questions and get answers from our experts.
Learn more about our curbside education program at Regina.ca/waste.