TREENA MIELKE/Rimbey Review
Want to learn more about garbage?
Want to take a chance on winning a heavy-duty garbage cart complete with wheels, compliments of Cast-A-Waste?
Want to learn what is recyclable and what is not?
If so, be sure and check out the enviro-fair June 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Beatty House. The event will be held outside if weather permits.
Sponsored by the Rimbey Ratepayers’ Association, the enviro-fair is a pro-active approach to helping residents understand more about the new garbage bylaw and the do’s and don’ts of recycling.
“We decided to have the fair because of all the problems and complaints that have been happening concerning recycling,” said Jody Blackmore, secretary of the Rimbey Ratepayers’ Association.
“As an association we feel that the new recycling program and garbage bylaws benefit our town in many ways. It keeps our town cleaner and tidier with lids on containers. It makes it easy for residents to do their part for the environment. We don’t even have to sort our recycling. And the four bag limit on garbage encourages people to recycle and makes us think about ways we can reuse, reduce and recycle.”
Blackmore said several displays would be set up at the fair.
“We have been in contact with the Recycling Council of Alberta who has given us some great ideas for displays as well as some trivia questions that may be used on the garbage bin cart entries.
Representatives from Cast-A-Waste will be on hand at the fair to answer questions regarding recyclables and also offer suggestions as to how to make garbage cans more wind-resistant.
A sign-up sheet for a work bee to help clean up the recycling depot will also be available at the fair.
“Many of us have been down to the recycling depot and have seen that there is a lot of garbage blown around. We need to do something to get it cleaned up.”
“The fair is a good idea,” said Jay Hohn from Cast-A-Waste. “It will give the public to ask more questions. There still is some confusion, especially about recycling. ”
Mayor Sheldon Ibbotson is pleased the enviro-fair is taking place and is glad to be a part of it.
“Anything that promotes and helps to educate the people about recycling is good,” he said.