There’s value in your empty plastic bottles, opened soup cans, and old newspapers.
The RM of St. Francois Xavier reported a $5,000 profit on recyclables collected and sold last year.
As reported in its May newsletter, the municipality spent $14,000 on recycling and received $19,000 for the recycled material. The recycling payments are equal to nearly 2% of municipal taxes.
"The amount collected is slowly going up," said chief administration officer Robert Poirier.
Another recycling bin was recently added, bringing the municipality’s total to three. Residents are able to drop off cardboard, newspaper, magazines, tins, glass and some plastic items. E-waste, pesticide containers and tires can be taken to the nuisance grounds, but paint cans, propane tanks and tires with the rims on aren’t accepted.
The municipality asks residents not to place their recycling into the bins in plastic or garbage bags as the collection company throws these out without weighing them. Cardboard boxes are to be folded flat.