Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba (MMSM) in partnership with the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA) and its Recycle Everywhere program are proud to congratulate Sherridon as the winner of the 2015 Northern Community Clean-up.

The Northern Community Clean-up is now in its fifth year. This initiative was developed to increase recycling awareness and combat litter after a long winter in Northern Manitoba. Each community was provided with supplies including a Recycle Everywhere bin, participant t-shirts, gloves, bags to collect waste and recycling and a scale to weigh the material. Local volunteers were recruited and helped pick up garbage and recycling on the streets of their neighbourhood.

As the winner, Sherridon received $5,000 to put towards a recycling initiative within their community. A celebratory barbeque was held on September 15 with over 100 community members, Community Council, clean-up volunteers and students in attendance. They were joined by representatives from Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba and Recycle Everywhere to celebrate the accomplishment.

“We are very proud of all the participating Northern communities who have come together to help keep their communities clean while reducing waste and increasing recycling at the same time,” said Christa Rust, Program Manager of the CBCRA and its Recycle Everywhere program. “Recycle Everywhere will continue to support beverage container recycling initiatives in Northern Manitoba for years to come”.

This year there were 12 registered communities and over 1165.86 kgs of recyclable material was collected. The material was weighed and transported to the closest Material Recovery Facility (MRF) to be processed.

“This program has strengthened MMSM’s relationships with the participating communities who worked hard to clean-up their streets, and while doing so, learned about the benefits of recycling,” added Karen Melnychuk Executive Director, MMSM. “Thank you to all of the volunteers and congratulations to everyone involved”.

Community members from The Pas getting ready for their clean-up!

Community members from The Pas getting ready for their clean-up!

Students from Churchill Manitoba cleaning up their streets!

Students from Churchill Manitoba cleaning up their streets!

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