What are we tracking?
Recycling brought to the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) from residential and commercial sources.
How are we measuring this?
Running reports in PC Scale which tracks the weight of incoming loads.
What progress are we making?
Weight of recyclable material collected at the MRF has declined since 2017. As per MMSM (Multi Material Stewardship Manitoba), this trend has been the experience of most other municipalities in Manitoba as well. Driving factors are: (1) packaging materials for products are lighter to save on transport costs and (2) media coverage of China's recently implemented restrictions on contamination for incoming recyclables has made the public assume that materials collected for recycling are not actually recycled.