WINNIPEG, MB – The City of Winnipeg has opened a third 4R Depot at 429 Panet Road, near Mission Street.
As with the other two locations, there is no cost to customers using any of the new 4R Winnipeg Depots, as long as all of the materials dropped off are recyclable. Garbage is only accepted at the Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot location and is subject to tipping fees.
“I am pleased that we continue to deliver environmental improvements for Winnipegers,” said Brian Mayes, Chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Water and Waste, Riverbank Management and the Environment. “For people living in the eastern section of Winnipeg, the opening of this centre will make it much easier to drop off major recycling items.”
“Having the third 4R Winnipeg Depot located within St. Boniface provides area residents and all Winnipeggers with a convenient and safe way to dispose of household hazardous waste materials in addition to their recyclables,” said Matt Allard, City Councillor for St. Boniface.
“I’ve been looking forward to this day for a year. I literally can’t wait to use this 4R Depot, so I’ve been saving up for months and I’ve brought my large recycling, my electronic waste as well as some compost to the grand opening.” said Jason Schreyer, City Councillor for Elmwood - East Kildonan.
“I believe one of the best ways to encourage people to recycle, is to make it convenient.” said Jeff Browaty, City Councillor for North Kildonan. “By opening this depot today, residents of northeast Winnipeg have a more convenient way to responsibly dispose of many household items.”
Here is a list of materials that you can be dropped off, free of charge, at all 4R Winnipeg Depot locations:
- scrap metal
- large appliances
- large plastic items
- clean timber, lumber and wood
- ceramics and porcelain
- rubble and masonry
- clean fill
- tree wood waste
- leaf and yard waste
- recyclables accepted in the curbside program
- electronic waste such as televisions, computers and cell phones
- household hazardous waste including household cleaners, paint and propane tanks
- motor oil, filters, and containers
Kevin Klein, Manitoba Post