A new bench, made entirely of recycled plastics, now adorns the compound at REAPS on Gorse Street. The bench is a “thank you” from Multi-Materials MBC for having lower than anticipated contamination rates for its blue box program. Prince George’s rate is at 2.3%, well below the provincial rate of 8% and the targeted rate of three percent.
“We’re excited to be donating this Canadian-made bench built entirely with recycled plastics to the City of Prince George,” said Allen Langdon, managing director of Multi-Material BC. “We’re also pleased with the results of the Prince George curbside recycling program, which has a recycling contamination rate that’s unmatched by any other major jurisdiction in the province despite the program having only launched less than two years ago.”
However, MMBC is hoping more residents put their blue boxes to the curbs. But the Executive Director for REAPS, Terri McClymont suspects that residents are filling up their blus boxes each week and, rather than wait every two weeks for pick up, they are taking their recycling to the Regional District’s recycling depots instead of waiting.