New waste and recycling bins popping up in City Leisure Centres
Starting this weekend, residents using the Sportplex, Sandra Schmirler Leisure Centre, Northwest Leisure Centre and South Leisure Centre will have more options to recycle their waste including plastics, paper towel, cardboard and more!
Approximately 70 per cent of what goes to the landfill comes from businesses, institutions, construction, industry and workplaces, not homes. The City is launching a pilot project to send less waste to the landfill and help form a recommendation to Council in late 2020 on a recycling program for non-residential properties.
“It’s critical that we do our part and show Regina that environmental sustainability is possible by expanding the current recycling program at City facilities,” says Mayor Michael Fougere. “Advancing recycling and other waste diversion initiatives into the non-residential sector supports the City’s goal in diverting waste from the landfill.”
The pilot project includes 12 City-owned facilities in total.
“Implementing waste diversion services, like organic material and mixed recyclables could increase diversion rates from 14 per cent to 60 per cent,” says Kim Onrait, Executive Director of Citizen Services. “By targeting non-residential properties, we will have a larger impact on achieving the targeted diversion rate.”
Together, we can make a positive change for our environment. This project aligns with the goals outlined in Waste Plan Regina.