Blue bag recycling program bringing results

It has been six full months since the Sedgewick and Killam transfer sites were closed, and both towns began a curb side recycling program for paper, plastic, and cardboard.

Recycling is picked up curb side on the first Thursday of each month.

Flagstaff Waste Management’s David Dahl says that he can tell that people are very proud of the recycling that’s getting done.

He says about 52-59 households in Sedgewick, and 65 to 78 households in Killam are putting blue bags out for recycling.

In Killam, 859 blue bags have been recycled since April, with a whopping 3,400 kg (7,480 pounds) of recycling diverted from the landfill.

In Sedgewick, 519 blue bags have been recycled, with 1,885 kg (4,147 pounds) having been diverted from the landfill.

That’s 1,378 blue bags (there’s no limit in how many they will pick up).

That also means that 5,285 kg, or more than five tonnes, of recycling has managed to stay out of the landfill.

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Leslie Cholowsky

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