Winnipeggers have a new 4R Depot available to them to drop off items that can be recycled, reused, composted, or resold.
Located at 1120 Pacific Ave., the second such location in the city is a free service as long as the materials are recyclable. Garbage is not accepted at the Pacific Avenue 4R Winnipeg Depot, but is accepted at the Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot location and is subject to tipping fees.
This new option is a fast and convenient way to divert more recyclable products from our landfills, as has been done with nearly 4,000 tonnes of material at the Brady Road Resource Management Facility since its opening in early 2016.
The following materials are accepted at 4R locations, free of charge:
· Scrap metal
· Large appliances
· Large plastic items
· Clean timber, lumber and wood
· Ceramics and porcelain
· Rubble and masonry
· Clean fill
· Tree wood waste
· Leaf and yard waste
· Recyclables accepted in the curbside program
· Electronic waste such as televisions, computers and cell phones
· Household hazardous waste including household cleaners, paint and propane tanks
· Motor oil, filters, and containers
To help make drop-off easier and faster, residents are encouraged to review vehicle packing tips in advance of travelling to a 4R Winnipeg Depot. Packing tips are available at City of Winnipeg – Packing tips.
4R Winnipeg Depots are an important part of Winnipeg’s Garbage and Recycling Master Plan by giving residents more ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
The plan calls for up to four 4R Winnipeg Depots to be constructed. Winnipeg’s third depot will be built at 429 Panet Road (at Mission St) and is expected to open in late 2017. It has yet to be determined if a fourth depot will be required.
For more information on 4R Winnipeg Depots, including hours of operation, accepted materials,
· Contact 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by phone or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.