Take Pride Winnipeg! hosted a one day Recyclathon, where residents could bring various items to one location for recycling. On Saturday May 25, 2013, over 1,025 people arrived with electronics, used paint and paint supplies, fluorescent light bulbs, and used oil and oil containers at the Garden City Shopping Centre parking lot. The Recyclathon was supposed to be from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, but of course people started arriving at 8:30 to drop off their recyclables, and electronics were still being dropped off after 3:00 pm.
Over 50,000 lbs. of electronics, two truckloads of paint products and light bulbs, and thirty-five containers of used oil and oil products were brought in. It was a great way to increase the awareness of recycling in the city, and also to let people know where the different recycling depots were situated across the city.
People want to recycle – they just need to know where to go.