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Curbside recycling catching on

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Now nearly two months into the first phase of its curbside pick-up program, the Flin Flon Recycling Centre has become a busier place. "Our tonnage has increase by two tonnes as a result of the curbside program," noted administrator Doreen Murray. "That's significant." The weekly pick-ups began on February 5 in the northeast portion of Flin Flon (the area that follows Garbage Day 5). "It's progressing nicely and growing slowly by the week," said Murray. "I think it's being spread by word of mouth. Also, when someone sees their neighbour putting their recyclables out, the next thing you now, that person starts doing it as well." To help further promote the pick-up program, Murray plans to have informational pamphlets delivered to houses on the Garbage Day 5 route. A number of people on the route have called Murray to sing the praises of the new service. "The response has been very, very positive," she said. "I've had many people call me and thank me for the service, and complimenting me on it." Murray remains optimistic that all of Flin Flon will have the curbside pick-up available (likely for a minimal annual fee) by May. "And it could possibly be sooner if we get a cube van that would better accommodate the service," she said. Murray has fielded a number of calls from Creighton residents curious to know if their community will eventually be included in he service. "We'll get Flin Flon done first and see what we can handle from there," she said. Meanwhile, Murray said she has seen an overall increase in local recycling over the past six months that is not related to the curbside program. "It has grown at least five per cent," she said. "Any time the amount goes up, it's a positive."