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St. Albert Goes Waste Wise

From the Annual Take It or Leave It event, the Large Item Drop off and information booths around the City, the Waste & Diversion Programs team is turning St. Albert into a Waste Wise community.

Whether you want to learn how to sort your garbage, recycling or organics, need compost for your yard or want to get rid of that pesky large item in your home – there are options available throughout the year in St. Albert. Take It or Leave It had over 500 vehicles drop off reusable materials and many people took advantage of the free compost giveaway at the Mike Mitchell Recycling Depot in the months of May and June.

Since May, the Waste & Diversion Programs team has talked to over a thousand residents at information booths, reminding them to use only compostable bags inside the Green Organics Cart, or where to bring hazardous items such as paint and batteries to be recycled.

Being Waste Wise has also started to reach the younger generation in our City. Our staff went above and beyond in the month of June to celebrate a young St. Albertan’s birthday. After learning how much trucks – especially garbage trucks – excited the young boy, the Operator made a quick pit stop at the boy’s house and presented him with a birthday card!

The 36th Annual St. Albert Children’s Festival of the Arts even planned some of their activities around being Waste Wise by incorporating reused electronic waste, such as wires, from the Mike Mitchell Recycling Depot and branches from the Compost Depot to make artwork.

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Last edited: July 13, 2017

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