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Christmas/New Year's Landfill Site Schedule 2017-18

All landfill sites will close at 12:00 PM on Saturday, Dec. 23 and reopen on Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 8 AM.

All landfill sites will close at 12:00 PM on Saturday, Dec. 30 and reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 8 AM.

Updated: Friday, December 15, 2017   2:32 pm

Standing Offers Subregions 2 & 4

Norpen has Standing Offers in place for snow clearing and/or supply and spreading of sand and/or salt for Subregion 2 landfill site (Roddickton) and Subregion 4 landfill site (Hawke's Bay). Interested parties can contact Norpen Office at 454-3110 .... [Read more]

Updated: Friday, December 1, 2017   11:53 am


Winter is right around the corner and with that comes snow!  It is understood that waste bins will have to be moved back to allow for snow clearing within communities.  However, please keep in mind that waste collection is .... [Read more]

Updated: Thursday, November 30, 2017   1:47 pm

Winners of Third Draw for Roll-Out Bins

Winners of Third Draw for Roll-Out Bins

Subregion 1: Joan Adams

Subregion 2:Town of Conche

Subregion 3: Lillian Moores

Subregion 4: Town of Port Saunders

Updated: Tuesday, September 12, 2017   2:36 pm

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Kid's Korner

These days it is recognized that it is important that children know how to help the environment by recycling, and schools do a pretty good job! Consequently, children are often the instigators and policemen of recycling in the home. Our kids deserve a lot of credit. Help your kids to make recycling inspiring by designating recycling areas around the house, school and classroom.

The 3 R's

Reduce - reduce the amount of things you buy and use and you will have less to throw away
Reuse - keep using the same things as many times as you can
Recycle - find new ways to use old things

Link: Kid's Recycling Zone

Recycling Facts for Kids

While the most important way to save valuable resources is to use as few as possible in the first place, recycling and using recycled products is the next step.

Below you’ll find some fascinating recycling facts that will give you an idea of how much is used, and how much can be saved by recycling!

Recycling Glass

- Glass can be recycled virtually forever. It never wears out.
- For every 2,000 pounds of glass that is recycled, we save more than 2,000 pounds of other resources (1,330 pounds of sand, 433 pounds of soda ash, 433 pounds of limestone, and 151 pounds of feldspar)
- Most bottles and jars that you use contain at least 25% recycled material.
- The energy saved by recycled just one bottle could light a 100-watt bulb for 4 hours

Recycling Metals

Recycling an aluminum can saves 95% of the energy needed to make aluminum from bauxite ore

Recycling Paper

- 75% of each tree that is cut down for paper is not used in a paper product
- 98 tons of various resources are required to make one ton of paper
- Paper made from recycled paper uses 70% less energy

Did You Know?...

•  it is estimated that each person disposes about 1.7-3.0 kg of waste per day
•  by recycling one aluminum can, it saves enough energy to run a television for up to three hours and a 100-watt light bulb for almost 4 hours.
•  the average person disposes about 1500 pounds of waste per year
•  one tree makes 47 kg of paper
•  we dispose of about 215 kg of paper per year
•  more than 1 million tons of aluminum containers and packaging is thrown away each year

Related Documents

Kid's Activity Book - Our Planet
Updated: Dec 9, 2013 1:18 pm
Kid's Activity Book - Recycling
Updated: Dec 9, 2013 1:18 pm

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