BRUDERHEIM RECYCLE PROGRAM SURVEY

You can have a say! As part of Bruderheim's new "Bruderheim BUZZ" community engagement initiative, the Town is looking for your input about recycling in our Town.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. Information you provide will guide Council and Administration decisions in the future.

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* 1. How important is recycling to you and those in your household?

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* 2. Waste reduction efforts prevent waste in the first place. Waste reduction means using processes, practices, materials, or products that avoid or minimize the creation of waste or environmental disturbance, and reduce risk to human health or the environment.

How important is household and community waste reduction to you and those in your household?

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* 3. Bruderheim's Recycle Program currently utilizes roll carts for collection. How convenient do you find the recycle roll carts, in terms of use, storage and reliability?

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* 4. How often do you have more recyclable materials than can fit inside your roll cart?

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* 5. If you have more recyclable materials than can fit inside your roll cart, what do you do with the waste?

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* 6. Many communities utilize blue bags for recyclable waste collection. Using blue bags allows for recycling an unlimited volume of waste (meaning, more waste than would fit inside the roll carts). 

Would you support a change in Bruderheim's Recycling Program to utilize blue bags instead of roll carts?

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* 7. Putting only the correct recyclable materials in your recycling roll cart is very important. "Contamination" is the technical name for non-recyclable material or garbage put in the recycling system, from leftover food in containers to non-recyclable plastic packaging and garbage items. Contamination can turn tonnes of other perfectly good recyclables into garbage headed for the landfill - this defeats the purpose of recycling and costs Canadian recycling programs millions of dollars each year. 

Bruderheim's recycling guidelines can be found HERE. How clear do you feel the guidelines are in explaining what CAN and CANNOT be placed inside your roll cart?

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* 8. Did you know that $31 billion worth of food is wasted in Canada each year? This is approximately 40% of the food produced in the country annually. How interested would you be in a food and garden waste program, such as organics collection or household compost bins, to help reduce the impact of food waste?

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* 9. Residents can drop off household batteries at the Bruderheim Town Office to be recycled (no large batteries, such as car batteries). The office is also a "Recycle My Cell" drop-off location where you can bring your old cell phones to keep them out of the landfill. How often do you use these services?

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* 10. Do you have any comments, questions or suggestions about recycling in Bruderheim?

Do you have any suggestions for future "Bruderheim BUZZ" topics you'd like to see a community survey about?

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