The Town of White City provides blue bin recycling pick-up service for the Town residents. It is easy to do, no sorting required. Just place your clean recyclables in your blue bin.
There is no need to sort your recyclables or bag them, just clean them and put them into your blue bin. Then take your bin out for collection every second week on your collection day.
Good for everyone
By working together, our community can recycle over 40 per cent of our household waste and divert it from landfills each year. All our efforts as individuals add up too. Recycling reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators; conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals; prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials; saves energy; reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change; helps sustain the environment for future generations; and helps create new jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries.
Making a difference
The average Canadian recycled 112 kg of material in 2004 compared to 71 kg in 2000. The residential recycling rate (the amount diverted as a proportion of waste generated) also increased between 2000 and 2004, with 27% of residential waste going for recycling in 2004 compared to 19% in 2000.
While on the rise overall, recycling varies quite widely from province to province. Ontario and Quebec recycle the largest quantities of materials, but the amounts of material recycled per person and the recycling rate are higher in Nova Scotia and British Columbia.
By weight, organics comprise the largest portion, accounting for 22% of recycled materials from all sources, followed by newsprint (17%) and cardboard and boxboard (17%). Materials such as yard and food waste, paper, cardboard, metals, plastics and other materials can all be composted or recycled, although the availability of recycling programs differs across the country. Source: Statistics Canada