INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL (IC&I)
Our IC&I partners have been a huge focus in 2014. We’ve broadened our scope across the board, from management companies, commercial properties and manufacturing plants to hospitals and parks. We’re working closely with these groups to ensure that the thousands of Manitobans who go to their workplaces every day have the opportunity to Recycle Everywhere. Some examples of our targeted outreach and partnerships include:
- New partnerships with the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and Sport Manitoba and Recreation Connections.
- Continued partnerships with Manitoba Food and Restaurant Association (MFRA), Manitoba Hotel Association (MHA) and the Golf Association.
Commercial: Morguard Investments received dual recycling and garbage bins for three of their shopping centres and three of their business complexes.
Residential: Lions Housing Centre received single bins, dual bins and Mini Bins for their senior and student residences.
Retail: Palliser Furniture received 200 bins for their manufacturing and warehouse locations.
Health: Riverview Health Centre received over 200 bins for their complex.
Institutions: The University of Winnipeg received 48 new quad stream bins, which were fabricated locally.
While many government office buildings have recycling, other provincially-run locations such as parks, beaches and campgrounds have limited access. Our focus has been to increase those opportunities across the province. In 2014, Recycle Everywhere bins were added to crown and federal buildings, provincial green spaces, ferries and northern airports. In addition, our partnership with Birds Hill Park saw the enhancement of their waste and recycling infrastructure to better align with their three-phase management plan. This included the installation of bear-proof bins and underground receptacles throughout the park.
“As an organization our mission is to nurture lives, one person, one family at a time. Our vision is legacy based, future focused with the aim of enriching lives. I couldn’t think of a better way to support this vision than our partnership with Recycle Everywhere.”
Support Services Manager, Riverview Health Centre
MUNICIPAL AND COMMUNITY
Recycle Everywhere is partnered with municipalities and communities across the province and continues to work closely with them to ensure that our programs are delivered to their full potential. In some cases, this means launching new programs, reinforcing best practices, repairing damaged bins or delivering new bins altogether.
Towns of Gimli and Winnipeg Beach: Replaced or repaired all bins in both communities.
City of Portage la Prairie: 16 dual bins added along Island Park.
RM of Siglunes: New bins added to streets, parks and community centres.
Village of Somerset: Bins placed in every business and mini bins given to every multi-family dwelling.
Kildonan Park: The entire infrastructure was replaced with 100 new dual large bins. Each one was made from 97 per cent post-consumer recycled plastic.
City of Winnipeg: 200 new dual stream waste and recycling bins were added to streetscapes East of the Red River. The bins were produced locally and the partnership was the first of its kind between both groups.
Exchange District BIZ: Thanks to an ongoing recycling partnership with The Exchange District, 36,444 pounds (16,530 kilograms) of recyclables were diverted from the landfill between June 2013 and December 2014.
“You can find a Recycle Everywhere bin almost anywhere you look now: streets, parks, businesses and homes. Our entire community has recycling at their fingertips.”
CAO, Village of Somerset
RECYCLE EVERYWHERE 101
Over half of the primary and secondary schools in Manitoba have now partnered with our Recycle Everywhere 101 program, our free, province-wide program that encourages schools to boost their beverage container recycling rates. Teachers, staff and students have all embraced the initiative and our partnerships and contesting have only helped to further promote the benefits of waste management. New this year is our classroom outreach program, which outlines the importance youth play in the “recycle cycle.”
To date, we’ve delivered 27 presentations in eight schools. In addition, our continued partnership with Global Television allows us to leverage news anchor Eva Kovacs as spokesperson to promote the RE101 program to Manitoba’s youth and schools. This year, one promotion invited schools to share their recycling videos for an opportunity to win 100 tickets to a Goldeyes game.
“We signed up online and not only did we get recycling bins, we also got incentives and promotional ideas to get our kids involved. It’s a great program.”
Teacher, Wellington School
NORTHERN AND FIRST NATIONS
We continue to strengthen our relationships with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, the Southern Chief’s Organization, tribal councils and other stewardship agencies to help tackle the challenges that come with recycling in remote areas.
- Pine Dock Community Council: Expanded our program across schools, streets and beaches.
- Town of Gillam: Added over 100 bins to the northern community.
- Keeyask Generating Station: Launched a recycling program in a camp of 2,000, where none existed previously.
- The Pas and Flin Flon: Launched recycling in airports to extend presence in the North.
“Thanks to Recycle Everywhere, we have been able to provide recycling bins throughout our community.”
Recreation Centre Foreman, Town of Gillam
NORTHERN COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP
The fourth annual Northern Community Clean-up, an initiative facilitated by CBCRA and MMSM, took place in 17 communities across the Northern half of the province. Participants were given shirts, gloves, bags and bins, and collected 1.3 tonnes of recyclable material. This year, a friendly competition saw Cormorant, Manitoba, winning the top place prize, which included blue boxes for every resident and a celebratory barbecue to congratulate them on their efforts. The clean-up initiatives and resulting winners were heavily promoted throughout Northern Manitoba, which greatly increased awareness of the initiative and yielded positive results.
“Winning the clean-up was great, but the best part is that now everybody in town has a blue bin to keep our momentum going.”
Teacher/Clean-up Coordinator, Cormorant