A holiday reminder to recycle


This holiday season the Ministry of Environment is reminding people to recycle their old toys, games and electronics in a fun and interactive way.

Now that the holiday season is upon us, the waste generated province wide is going to increase significantly as new toys, electronics and clothing come into our household and the old stuff has nowhere to go. The Ministry of Environment is reminding people of the importance to recycle and reuse these old products rather than throwing them in the garbage.

The help the province embrace the spirit of recycling, the Ministry of Environment has written “A Recycling Story.” Here is an excerpt from the holiday themed poem with an environmental twist:

“Twas the night before Christmas and all through the city,
Broken toys were scattered about — oh such a pity…

Recycle drink boxes, electronics and toys,
Small appliances, cellphones — for girls and for boys,
Recycle your batteries, light bulbs and lamps,
Recycle your papers, your letters, your stamps!

The the curbside or depot it’s easy to carry,
Making the planet much greener helps us all be merry!
The choices we make are important you know,
Whether it’s sunny, or raining, or starting to snow,
Our lakes will be cleaner; our parks will be green,
Our province looks nicer when it’s pretty and clean!

Now children, this story is not just for you,
It’s important for grown-ups to recycle too!
Reduce and reuse are things to remember —
To do all year round, not just in December!”

Click here to read the entire story.