Reduce Reuse Recycle

We can all do our part, it doesn’t cost much (if anything), and it is easy to do. Why doesn’t everyone do it??? We are generally well educated people yet it is incredible how many people don’t bother to take advantage of our recycling programs. We all know that Global Warming is a reality now and that there are things we can do. I’m not expecting people to all drive hybrids and walk in the middle of winter, however there are small things each person can do to help our environment. I am appalled at how many cardboard boxes I see sticking out of garbage cans every pick up day, and that is only a small part of the things people don’t recycle that can be recycled here.

I doubt those same people throw out cans and bottles, somehow making 10 cents on a bottle makes it worthwhile to keep it, even if it gets smelly and sticky. So if you are willing to hold onto that, why not cardboard, paper, newspapers etc and drop them in one of the MANY big green bins around the city. If you don’t want to pay for pick ups, you can at least do this.

Paying that $10/month allows me to recycle things there are no drop boxes for such as glass jars, tin cans and plastics. We have a household of 2 adults and 2 pets and we dispose only 1 small garbage bag a week, yet I fill 2 bins and a large bag with recycle every 2 weeks to a place that will reuse them. Mind you, I am not impressed with the City and the lack of a free program to pick up household recycling like some other cities such as Prince Albert. Personally, I pay Saskatoon Curbside Recycling about $10/month to collect it from my driveway. It probably balances out with the $10 or so a month I might get back from Sarcan for bottle/can recycling, so I feel there is a good balance and it makes me feel like I am doing something as I am not willing to give up my car…not to mention it would be hard for me to sell houses if I drove a moped! So do your part, check out curbside recycling online and do small part in helping our environment while you still can!

Kari Calder
Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Century 21 Conexus Realty Ltd.

One Response to “Reduce Reuse Recycle”

  1. Sean Devin says:

    I definitely believe that recycling is extremely important and that every city should implement its own recycling program. It is sad to see that Saskatoon is behind most other cities in Canada. How ironic is it that the City of Prince Albert has a city wide recycling program that is free for all residents but Saskatoon doesn’t. I definitely think this is something that should be rolled out throughout the city as its just one more way to encourage people to do their part.

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