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Government of Alberta looking to move to Extended Producer Responsibility on recycling

The Government of Alberta is starting consultations to design what it calls a “made-in-Alberta solution” to plastic, packaging, and hazardous household waste, taking a circular economy approach and creating an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program to reduce landfill volumes.  […]

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Sobeys brings bag recycling to town

Despite weekly curbside recycling pickup that helps Morinvillians keep items out of the landfill, plastic bags are one item not on the current recycling list.

Morinville Sobeys franchise owners Shaun and Susie Thompson have pitched in to help out. The local business owners have brought in the NOVOLEX Bag-2-Bag program.

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Town has opportunity to get rid of a few things

Morinvillians had an opportunity to lighten their loads on Saturday with two community events.
H&R Block brought in Iron Mountain Canada to securely shred sensitive documents. Participants also had the opportunity to learn about protecting their privacy. The annual event was free for all participants. […]

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Town of Morinville conducts two-day Solid Waste Audit

A pair of ambassadors has been helping Morinville get a handle on its garbage situation.
Last Tuesday and Wednesday participants in the Recycling Council of Alberta’s Summer Ambassador program, along with a Town staff member, undertook a waste management audit. […]

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Students learn about recycling on Earth Day

Earth Day turned into a week of activities at Ecole Notre Dame School. On Monday students learned about oil spills, Tuesday was protecting nature, and on Wednesday (Earth Day) it was learning about bottle recycling. Thursday’s topic is wild nature. […]

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Morinville Council Briefs

David Schaefer, Morinville’s Director of Corporate Operations, delivered a report to Council on the topic of Alberta municipal policy on smoking in playgrounds. The report was the result of a motion by Deputy Mayor Stephen Dafoe at the Aug. 26 Council meeting to have Administration see “what other municipalities are doing regarding smoking in/near playgrounds.”… […]

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Letter: Be creative for Earth Day


With Earth Day upon us, and a very strange winter full of rain and extreme cold drawing to a close, now is a good time to think about the environment. It doesn’t matter whether you care about climate change, or how dedicated you are to keeping your little part of the world clean; it’s simply about changing thinking patterns. Instead of buying something new, packaged in obscene amounts of plastic, styrofoam and cardboard … […]