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Recycling Centre To Upgrade Baler, Close For A Week

If you put out recycling with your garbage for collection next week, it will still be there when you get home from work.


The Thompson Recycling Centre is set to upgrade their baler next week, which means that they will be closed from Monday until after the Canada Day long weekend.


The baler is a crucial part of the recycling process as it compresses the sorted material, which allows it to be easily processed and transported out of Thompson.


As the centre will be closed and unable to process recyclable materials, City crews will not be collecting recycling and everyone is asked to drop off their recyclable waste at the Recycling Centre before Monday.


The City of Thompson says that if you can’t wait and have to put recycling in with your regular garbage during the closure, you should start with paper and cardboard. Products made of plastic, tin and aluminum materials are harder on the environment than those made of paper.


Once the Recycling Centre re-opens on July 2nd, they will be holding an open house that will include tours of the facility.


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