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Recycling in Saint Andrews - Oct. 29, 2009

Bring your Fibre products (cardboard, newspapers, and office paper) and your plastics (#1 and #2 number located on bottom of bottle or container) to your nearest depot (behind the Arena). Plastic grocery bags can be returned to many stores that use them. Also, pop bottles and cans have a recycle deposit on them. If you wish you can drop them off at the Scout Hut on Pirnce of Wales Street to help support the Scouts. Charlotte County Cancer Society has an account at the recycling depot in St. Stephen if you wish to drop them off there to support this group. Recycling is a way you can assist in keeping our environment healthy over the long term. Recycling is the process where certain things are collected, processed, and eventually reused in a similar or different form.


While not everyone in the region toured the Hemlock Knoll Regional Sanitary Landfill, just about everybody has at least seen, if not used, the Commission's blue recycling bins. Located in municipalities and selected rural areas around the region, the bins are the most visible evidence of our commitment to waste reduction.


The program in the South West Region is voluntary meaning the onus is on the public to ensure its success. Bring your Fibre products (cardboard, newspapers, and office paper) and your plastics (#1's and 2's) to your nearest depot. It will save valuable landfill space and reduce waste management costs for your community. But remember to check your list for acceptable materials.


Certainly everyone knows that pop bottles and cans have a recycle deposit on them. Make sure they are brought back for the deposit return is a good first step. Plastic grocery bags can be returned to many stores that use them, another useful step on the road to environmental friendliness.


The more you recycle and reuse, the better the long term outlook for our environment!

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