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Monday March 17th, 2014

Posted at 11:00am

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The City of Windsor is looking to step up its efforts of recycling in Windsor parks.

Back in 2011 the city received funding to install 90 blue recycling receptacles at Mic Mac Park, The Ganatchio Trail and along Riverfront parks.

Since then, the city has done waste audits to see how effective the recycling program has been, and it has had mixed results according to a report to City Council. While recycling is very successful at Mic Mac and on the trail, the report states the amount of recycling along the riverfront is very low.

Another challenge noted in the report is that the parks recycle receptacles only accept what you would put in your blue box at home. The report says red box recyclables, such as paper, are not recycled from these locations.

Stewardship Ontario is making available to the city $10,000 in funding to complete additional education and signage where parks recycling currently exists. In addition the report says the city and Stewardship Ontario will split the costs of ten new containers for along the riverfront, mostly east of Dieppe park.

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