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Saugeen Shores To Recycle Film Plastics

Saugeen Shores | by John Divinski  

The Town is trying a pilot project to recycle bags and other plastic film.

Save those plastic grocery bags, water bottle wrappings and other similar items because you will have the opportunity to recycle them in Saugeen Shores.

A pilot project has been approved by town councillors.

The items are called film plastics and Saugeen Shores Director of Infrastructure and Development Amanda Froese says the items include grocery bags, the wrappings around paper towels and toilet tissue, bread bags and milk bags just to name a few.

However, there is a catch.

You have to take it to special yellow dumpster bins that will be located at the Southampton Landfill site and they Port Elgin Recycling Depot--the same place you take your residential cardboard to be recycled.

Froese says a company called "Grey Bruce Trash Taxi" will pick up the material that will ultimately be recycled.

The same company is operating in other areas of Bruce County including Walkerton.

Froese says they hope to have the pilot project up and running by July and it will last a year.

At that time a review will determine if the film plastics collection could be a permanent part of the town's diversion program.

Froese, in a report to councillors, says over the 12-month program, if used properly, it could divert up to 7,000kg from the landfill.

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