Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays!
On behalf of the Fort Richmond/University Heights Neighbourhood Association, I would like to wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season and a healthy, happy New Year!

It was wonderful to see how the community pitched in after the Thanksgiving snowstorm to help neighbours remove the downed limbs. I was also very impressed with the efforts of the city to clean up the damage to the boulevard trees. I had the privilege that week of attending a meeting at the Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot and the Brady Road Resource Management Facility (Brady Road Landfill). It is an impressive operation. That week they gladly took on all the limbs and debris from the storm. Truckloads were hauled in and run through the chipper. Rows and rows of compost were created from those branches. If you ever get the opportunity to see the depot in action I recommend you go. A big shoutout to the City of Winnipeg workers, the Brady Road Landfill crews and our neighbours for the quick response!

On the subject of recycling, the new recycling plant will be soon operational and you should visit their website to understand any upcoming changes to accepted materials or the cleaning of them. By ensuring what you put in the recycling cart can be processed, you reduce the amount of material going to the landfill. If you have too much recycling over the holiday season you can take it to the recycling depots at Pan Am Pool or Waverley Firehall, or the Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot for free. If you have too much garbage for your cart, you can call 311 and request a special pickup for a fee. If you have large items such as a couch, you can also call 311 and arrange a pickup for a charge (to be added to your water bill).

Let us make a New Year's resolution to continue to help our water and waste department keep our environmental footprint to a minimum this New Year.

Have a great Holiday!

Jacquie Field
Fort Richmond/University Crescent Neighbourhood Association
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