Mt. Lorne Transfer Station Recycling and Refund Update (Effective May 22)

On March 20th the Mt. Lorne Transfer station stopped bottle depot services due to uncertainty and safety issues posed by Covid-19. However since then we’ve taken steps to make sure that our operations are safe for staff and customers and we are now confident that we can resume our bottle depot services and our recycling services while ensuring staff are safe and that customers adhere to social distancing measures. The Free Store will remain closed due to the large amounts of traffic that it generates, but please stay tuned for alternative options that we are working on.

Recyclable Materials Accepted

Paper products -cardboard, boxboard, white office paper, mixed-paper (newsprint, magazines, coloured paper)

Tin cans

Textiles (clean clothes only – no purses shoes or belts)

Plastics – Soft plastic (plastic without edges, ie. plastic bags, shrink-wrap

Hard plastic – # 1, 3,5,6,7 – # 1 clamshell packaging is now included in hard plastic

NO Styrofoam at all! There is currently no market at all available to recycle any Styrofoam

Mt Lorne refund depot will be open for cash refunds on May 22 with the following changes:

Small orders (less than 5 or 6 bags) will be given cash refunds, with normal social distancing guidelines. Customers are requested to self-sort as much as possible at home in order to speed up the refund process.

Large orders (more than 5 or 6 bags) can be dropped off and will be processed later during the week for a cash refund pickup the following week.

This drop off model for larger orders will reduce the amount of time site users spend on site thereby ensuring social distancing standards are adhered to.

Donations – refunds can be donated to the Whitehorse Food-bank, Mt Lorne Firehall, LMCA, or to the dump itself. Thank you in advance for any and all donations.

Thank you everybody, slowly but surely were getting through this, thanks for your help and good will!

From all the Mt Lorne Staff

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