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West St. Paul residents recycle and bring cash back to RM

Posted: December 15, 2017


West St. Paul residents recycle and bring cash back to RM


West St. Paul residents upped their recycling in the first half of 2017 and brought almost $19,000 back into the RM through a provincial program that rewards municipalities for diverting materials from landfills.

From January to June, residents were credited for recycling 189.076 tonnes, good for a rebate of $18,767.68 from the Waste Reduction and Recycling Support (WRARS) program.

Last year, during the same period, West St. Paul residents recycled 174.214 tonnes and received a rebate of $15,452.78.

The actual amount of recycled material from West St. Paul during the reporting period was 214.370 tonnes, but a cap that limits the amount of old corrugated cardboard eligible for the rebate to 15 per cent reduced the RM’s rebate.

The total per capita recycled in West St. Paul was .035 tonnes ­– higher than the average of all participating municipalities, at .030 tonnes.

Municipalities were paid $99.26 per tonne of recycled material during the reporting period.

Participating municipalities recycled 35,864.088 tonnes and shared in $3,560,010.91 in rebates.

The WRARS program is run through Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship.