The City of Dauphin is modernizing its residential recycling system by moving to automated collection. This system will use rolling recycling containers that are the same as used in the current garbage collection system. New, light-blue rolling recycling containers will be delivered to every home in Dauphin free of charge in early September, with the first collection date using the new system the week of September 12th. Collection days will remain the same, as outlined in the existing 2016 garbage & recycling calendar. Citizens are asked to put all recyclable material in the new bins and roll them to the curb every two weeks at the same time as the garbage container. Given their large size as compared to the form blue boxes or other recycling bins, it is the City’s opinion these containers should hold all household recycling generated in a two-week period. If after using the containers for a couple of months it if found your household is continuously generating more than one container full of recyclables, please contact the City to discuss other options.
A new residential recycling depot is also being created on 1st Avenue SE, across from the Rotary Area. This site will accept qualifying recyclable material 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year for everyone’s convenience.
This program is intended for residential households only, and not commercial or institutional locations, as the Province of Manitoba only provides subsidies for residentially generated recycling material. As such, commercial and institutional recycling is not part of the Provincial or City program. However, businesses and institutions are expected to recycle and are encouraged to contact Parkland Waste (204-638-9130) or OSS Waste (204-783-6995) to arrange for collection and processing of recyclables. The City understands there will be a charge for this service, but reminds all businesses that municipal property taxes have been lowered by 15% over the last five years largely as a result of savings realized from municipal initiatives such as this one.