Solid Waste and Recycling

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The Rural Municipality of Springfield has recently contracted the services of BFI Canada to manage its waste and recycling programs at the transfer stations.

If you have any questions, or need information on how you can reduce, reuse and recycle, contact one of the attendants on duty or, alternatively, the Public Works Department at 444-2241 between 7:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday or between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm on Friday. Emterra is the waste and recycling contractor for all communities. Oakbank on the West side of Main Street is picked up on Thursday and the East side of Main Street is picked up on Friday. Dugald, Vivian, Glass, Anola, Cooks Creek and Hazelridge will have both waste and recycling scheduled for Tuesday pickup.

Please have your waste and recycling at the curbside by 7:00 am on the day of pick up. Proper recycling procedures apply to both depot and curbside.

Items that can be recycled and the proper procedure for recycling these products is as follows:
  • plastic pop bottles (rinsed, crushed, discard lids)
  • steel (tin) and aluminum cans (rinsed)
  • #1 and #2 plastic containers (discard lids)
  • juice boxes – also called tetra pacs, or aseptic containers (flattened, discard straws) milk and juice cartons (rinsed, crushed)
  • glass jars and bottles (remove and discard lids)
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Envelopes (discard cellophane window)
  • Telephone books
  • Mixed paper
  • Junk mail All types of cardboard (at curbside folded into 3x5 squares and tied).
 
Some items that are not recyclable at this time are:
  • window glass
  • facial tissue
  • light bulbs
  • paper towels
  • china & ceramics
  • aerosol cans
  • mirrors
  • aluminum foil
  • pie plates
  • styrofoam packaging
  • hangers
  • cellophane
  • milk bags
All recyclable materials can be placed co-mingled in the bin provided at the transfer station. Some new items that can now be recycled are #4, #5 and #7 plastics. These include such containers as margarine, ketchup, plastic storage containers—please check the number on the plastic material to see if it is recyclable. If there is no number it is not a recyclable material.

#6 plastic material is still not accepted at this time. At curbside all material listed above can be placed loosely in your blue box. Please place newspapers in a plastic clear bag, or shopping bag left open in your blue box or beside your blue box. Cardboard should be folded 3x5 square, tied and placed beside your blue box.
 
Household Hazardous Waste Day
 
The RM of Springfield along with Miller Environmental will be hosting two Household Hazardous Waste Days.  Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Both will be located at the Hillside Waste Transfer Station at 25 082 Hillside Road.  For information please contact the Public Works at 204-444-2241 or Miller Environmental at 204-925-9600. 
 

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

For more information on recycling you can access the Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba website at http://www.stewardshipmanitoba.org

The municipal website provides links to many other recycling websites such as SimplyRecycle.ca where you can find all kinds of interesting information on recycling, as well as interactive games for kids of all ages. It includes materials that are accepted for recycling in each community throughout Manitoba. Transfer Station Hours of Operation: Summer hours will now be as follows April 1 to October 31

Hillside Transfer Station:
  • 25 082 Hillside Road, (Ph. 222-7516)
  • Summer hours (April 1 to October 31):
  • Tuesday to Thursday, 8 am to 8 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 6 pm
  • Closed Mondays
  • Winter hours (November 1 to March 31)
  • Tuesday to Sunday, 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • Closed Mondays

Oakwood Transfer Station:
  • 40 159 Oakwood Road (Ph. 755-2220)
  • Summer hours (April 1 to October 31)
  • Monday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Closed Tuesday and Thursday
  • Winter hours (November 1 to March 31)
  • Monday and Wednesday, 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 6 pm
  • Closed Tuesday and Thursday

On the following Holidays Public Works and both Transfer Stations will be closed:
  • New Year’s Day
  • Victoria Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Canada Day
  • August Civic Holiday
  • Remembrance Day
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • Louis Riel Day
  • Easter Sunday