As of Oct. 26 Project 84 officially closed. The post office has removed the recycling bins from their lobby since the project’s volunteers will no longer be around to maintain them.
A volunteer with Project 84 used to pick up the contents from the post office’s containers and recycle it. However, without the project that can’t happen anymore, said assistant CAO Melissa Beebe.
“We have removed the bins from the lobby. We’re not necessarily in the recycling business, we’re essentially a delivery service,” said Scott Cloarec, Canada Post superintendent for the area of Wetaskiwin.
However, with residential curbside recycling both Cloarec and Beebe encourage people to take their flyers and other post office recyclable home.
The town’s recycling operation, 6200-40 Street, is open Tuesday through Friday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6p.m. to make recycling easier and more accessible.
“We hope they can use the flyers and take them home,” said Cloarec. He believes this is a good time for people to take advantage of sales and other deals found in flyers to get a head start on Christmas shopping.
If, without the post office’s bins, recyclable garbage starts to accumulate around the post office Cloarec says there are measures in place. “If we start having an issue there we can deal with it.”