Brandon builds on its green footprint by partnering with MMSM on a new online recycling tool

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Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba Inc. (MMSM) and the City of Brandon have partnered on a new online tool called the Recyclepedia that will help residents properly dispose of different materials in their homes.

Use the Recyclepedia to find out if a material can be reused, recycled, composted, or disposed. The tool can be found on the City of Brandon’s website and as a mobile app. Both are available in 13 different languages, help residents determine what’s accepted in their residential recycling bins, and also supports reduced contamination. Simply type the name of an item to get started!

“With this new Recyclepedia resource, it has never been easier for Brandon residents to determine how to responsibly dispose of refuse, recycling, and other waste items,” noted City of Brandon Environmental Initiatives Coordinator Lindsay Hargreaves. “We’re happy to partner with MMSM to provide this web tool for our community to ensure everyone has access to up-to-date, relevant information on Brandon’s many waste diversion programs.”

“The residents of Brandon already do a great job recycling, composting, and diverting waste from landfills,” said Karen Melnychuk, Executive Director MMSM. “With the Recyclepedia and our new mobile app, it will be even easier for them to sort their waste properly ensuring that everything ends up in the right spot.”

MMSM is Manitoba’s largest Producer Responsibility Organization and provides Manitoba municipalities with the funding and support required to run effective residential recycling programs. Since 2010, they have worked closely with the City of Brandon providing them with funding and technical support for their residential recycling program. The joint partnership on the Recyclepedia was an obvious next step.

As the recycling industry evolves, both organizations will continue to focus on educating residents on best practices to ensure recyclables are recycled safely and efficiently.

Click here to view the Brandon Recyclepedia online.

Download the Recyclepedia mobile app, for Apple or Android smartphones.

(submitted release)