Nipawin struggling with dead animals in recycling bins

By Aaron Schulze
October 15, 2018 - 12:00pm Updated: October 16, 2018 - 8:19am

The Town of Nipawin is reminding citizens to not put dead animals in the blue recycling bins, and they’re not talking about chicken breasts that should go in food waste.

Animal carcasses such as dogs, cats, and geese have been found in blue recycling bins used for paper, cardboard, plastic among others.

Mayor Rennie Harper said council hasn’t talked about what the plan to deal with the bodies in the blue bins but mentioned council is thinking of going the educational route.

“There are communities that have fines and all sorts of things but what we’d like to do is try to educate people, one on one if that’s possible,” Harper said.

Harper mentioned the Town of Carrot River would leave blue bins that had animals in them not dumped on the street corner, but after a few weeks of not checking the bins it was back to square one.

Nipawin residents are encouraged to call the town office or MTN Disposal if they’re unsure of what should go in the blue recycling bins.


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