By Marcia Love
Where do your recyclables end up? For some it just piles up, and for others it simply goes straight into the garbage.
That was the motivation for Jesse Graham to start up his door-to-door recycling service in town.
Starting this month, the Maple Creek resident will be offering pick-up of recyclable materials right at each clients’ location.
Graham noticed the need for the service after the new garbage bins were introduced. He heard residents suggesting the bins were too small, but believes if people are using them properly and not tossing recyclable materials out with their trash, the garbage bins are the appropriate size.
“Just overhearing a lot of other people around town talking about recycling, it seemed kind of under-utilized,” he said.
The service offers a convenience to those without a vehicle, elderly people or anyone with a busy schedule.
Pick-ups will be every other week, offering clients two to three pick-ups a month for a fee of $20 per month. Clients will be able to leave their recycling in clear bags or plastic recycling bins at a designated pick-up area. Larger flattened cardboard boxes can be left off to the side of the pick-up location. Graham will then sort and transport the material to SARCAN.
Material that can be left out for pick up includes household plastics, cardboard, metal cans, clear and coloured glass, paper and electronics. If clients are unsure about any other materials for pick-up, they may contact Graham.
Graham will be making his rounds with his five-year-old son, Nova, who is eager to lend a hand with the new service.
“He likes to help out as much as he can, so he’ll be trucking around with me and doing our stops, helping out and figuring out how everything works.”
Anyone interested in using the service can contact Graham at 306-661-8353 or visit the recycling service’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/maplecreekrecycling and send him a message.