Why are individuals going through my recycling cart?

June 13, 2017

During June to July of 20150 until 2018, Loraas, in correlation with the City of Saskatoon, is funding and conducting a quality assurance survey of the rates of non-recyclable (contaminant) items being placed in the Loraas recycling carts across several, randomly chose neighborhoods in Saskatoon. Over the course of the summer, we will conduct a maximum of three inspections prior to recycling collection day in your neighborhood; your carts will be collected after 11:30 AM. We will be checking your Loraas blue-carts for items that do not belong to help you to better understand what is appropriate to recycle and what is not. For households that have no contaminants, a green tag will be assigned to your bin with helpful reminders of what to recycle on the back of the tag. When our team finds two or more contaminants or a large volume of one type of material, orange tags will inform you of unrecyclable and potentially dangerous materials in your bin. Our staff will always self-identify as an employee of Loraas and wear attire with logos and safety vests.

Should you have any questions or concerns about your recycling, or would like to arrange a tour or educational meeting to better understand what goes on at the Loraas recycling facility, please do not hesitate to contact our team at (306)-242-2300 or e-mail tours@loraas.ca. We would be happy to assist you.

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