RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF ALEXANDER
BY-LAW NO. 07/14

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Recycling Depots
Recycling bins are located at all three Nuisance Grounds. Ecocentres for used oil are available at The St. Georges and Traverse Bay locations. The R.M. of Alexander strongly encourages the use of these facilities. For more information click here
To find out how your community is measuring up visit www.simplyrecycle.ca
Electronics Recycling is available at all three Nuisance Grounds. For more information click here or visit http://selkirklearningcentre.ca
 
Why Recycle?
 
Manitobans create a lot of waste. In one year each of us produces over 250 kilograms of waste in our home. There are over 175 recycling programs in Manitoba, servicing almost 1 million Manitobans!
 
Recycling Facts
 
Paper
 
Every year, Manitobans throw out about 36,000 metric tonnes of newspapers, magazines and flyers. Only about 30,000 metric tonnes of this material is recycled. That means about 15% of this material is still being landfilled, burned or littered.
  • The amount of landfill space taken up by one tonne of newsprint is 3 cubic metres
  • One metric tonne of recycled newspapers saves about 17 trees
  • Used recycled newspapers and magazines reduces the need for mining clay soils, which is used to make newsprint pulp
  • The newspaper collected in your community recycling program is made into newsprint
 
PET (#1) Plastics
 
Each year, Manitobans throw out about 2,700 tonnes of PET (#1) plastic. About 1,200 tonnes of PET is recycled... that's about 44%.
  • Plastics can take up to 400 years to break down in a landfill
  • PET plastic bottle collected for recycling in Manitoba are usually made into carpeting and fibrefill for pillows, sleeping bags and ski jackets, but can also be made into t-shirts and sweaters, automotive parts, and floor tiles!
Glass
 
Every year, Manitobans throw out about 14,000 tonnes of glass jars and bottles. Only about 6,100 tonnes are recycled.
  • It takes one million years for a glass bottle to break down in a landfill
  • In Manitoba, most recycled container glass is used as aggregate material in roads and sidewalks
  • This saves your community recycling program energy and money because glass doesn't have to be shipped to distant markets. Just think... you could be walking on old jam jars!
Aluminum
 
Each year, Manitobans throw out about 1,900 tonnes of aluminum cans. Only 34% is recycled in community programs.
  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run your television for 3 hours
  • Aluminum takes 500 years to break down
  • Once aluminum cans have been remelted, they can be used in any product made from aluminum Aluminum is the most valuable ($$$) recyclable material. Help your community keep recycling costs down. Don't trash cans!
Steel (Tin) Cans
  • When scrap iron is used instead of iron ore to make steel, water consumption is reduced by about 50%
  • Most of the steel cans collected in Manitoba are recycled at local steel mills 
Please Note: As of July 1, 2008, only clear plastic bags will be accepted for recycling in the RM of Alexander. If you are unable to obtain these bags at local retailers, please encourage them to stock this item!
 
Please note: Pit privies are not permitted in the R.M. Please contact the office for more information.