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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Stop pollution THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1971 Guide to recycling Prepared by Pollution Alberta North American society is a wasteful society. Over 60 per cent of the world's resources are used by us, often used once and then thrown away. One important way of combating this waste, and reducing pollution too is to encourage re-cycling of our wastes. The ultimate solution for a city is the separation of our garbage so it can all be re-cycled. Because we have no such program here, Pollution Control-South- ern Alberta has prepared this guide for you. As in- dividuals, there is much we can do to promote the re-use of our wastes. Eventually, we hope, the City of Lethbridge will be committed to a complete pro- gram of re-cycling of waste products. Read through this guide. We hope you will be con- vinced that you can and will help us to re-cycle wastes. Post this up in a handy place so you can refer to it. Encourage your friends by giving them a copy of this guide (available from PC-SA, Box 472, If you our city should consider a program of garbage separation and re-cycling, phone or wri'-e to our aldermen or to the City Manager's office at City Hall. Make your concerns known to those who will make the decisions on this issue. PAPER PRODUCTS Newspaper: Pollution Control will make monthly trips on the first Friday of each month to Frache's Greenhouses with stacked, bundled and weighed news- papers. The Greenhouse uses the paper for insulation in shipping flowers. Call 323-6502 for information. Please start saving your papers now! Magazines: Hospitals, nursing homes, doctors' and dentists' offices are places to take good recent maga- zines. However, check first before taking yours. Shar- ing subscriptions with friends or relatives is a way of conserving our trees and cutting down the total volume of waste paper. Used Books: Baxter's Book Store, 420 5th St. S. (phone: buys and sells used books and some magazines (comics Egg Cartons: New Farmers Market, 1513 3rd "ive S. (phone: will pay 1 cent per carton as credit toward merchandise. GLASS The Alberta Government is contemplating legisla- tion to ban non-returnable bottles. Write to Mr. Gor- don Taylor, Minister of Highways, and express your support of this move. His address: Legislative Build- ing, Edmonton. Pop Bottles: Try to purchase only returnable bot- tles which can be returned to confectionaries; 2 cents per small, 10 oz., and 5 cents per large quart bottle is allowed on purchase. For cash refund the following bottling firms will refund their own. Phone first to be certain where to return particular types. Chinook Bottling. 2907 2nd Ave. S. (phone: 327-1310) Purity Bottling, 1421 3rd Ave. S. (phone- 327-25011 Lethbridge Bottling, 237 12th St. B N. (phone: 327-3412) Safeway Stores will accept bottles of those brands they soil. Beer Bottles: Alberta Brewers' Agents, Bottle Depot, 135 13th St. N. (phone- 327-2805) will pay 30 cents per dozen for all kinds of beer bottles and'will pick up. Preserving jars and bottles: Salvation Armv, phone 328-2860, will pick up any jars and bollles with lids which are suitable for canning jams or preserves. Wine and Liquor Bottles and Jugs; Wine Makers Supply Centre, 316 7th St. S. (phone: 328-23041 will accept 26 oz., gal. and gallon jugs for resale to wine makers. Miscellaneous and Kitchen-type Bottles: Dominion Glass Co Ltd, Rod cliff, Alia, (plump. v, ill accept all glass bottles and jars at :i con! oaeh or per ton. PC-SA is investigating ways of using t'u.5 glass depot. CLOTHING AND RAGS Salvation Army, 412 1st Ave. S. (phone: 328-2860) will accept clothing and household linens in any con- dition. They sort them and can use most worn articles as rug materials or rags. Call for pick-up. They will also accept used household items such as dishes, toys, books, furniture and equipment. New to You Clothing Shop, 408 13th St. N. (phone: 328-5636) accept only good used clothing. Operated by Y.W.C.A. FURNITURE AND OTHER HOUSEHOLD GOODS: Hurlburt Auction, 1920 2nd Ave. S (phone: 328- Auction held every Thursday night Second hand stores: Downtown Second ITaml Store, 405 2nd Ave. S. (phone. E-.1 New and Used, 624 13th St. N. (phone: Exchange, 212 5lh St. (phone: Frank's Second Hand Store, 407 2nd Ave. S. (phone: Consult your Yellow Pages. METALS Beer Cans: Alberta Brewers' Agents. Bottle Depot, 135 13th St. N. (phone: 327-2895) will pay 30 cents per dozen for all beer and cider caas. They will pick up. Other Metals: Copper, aluminum, brass, cast iron, steel, lead, etc. is accepted by: Davis Enterprises, 1505 2nd Ave. S. (phone: 327-6261) National Salvage Co., 206 33rd St. N. (phone: 328-3721) Prices vary with the market, i.e., copper is cur- rently worth 25-32 cents per pound. Call these dealers for assistance with your metal wastes Tin Cans: Cannot be re-cycled However, by taking off both ends ami flattening cans, you help to diminish the garbage volume. PLASTICS Plastics cannot be re-cjclcd and do nol readily decompose. Use (hem as little as possible ami re-use them where possible, Plastic bleach and loot- ties make good paint buckets. Some dnu; stores ac- cept them for dispensing distilled water Tyke your own plastic bags to the grocery store for carrying produce. Investigate and experiment with other pos- sible uses and share your ideas with us. RUBBER There is no local demand for scrap tiros except for those which can be retreaded. Consider their ap- plication as bumpers on boats and docks, children's swings or as planters in your garden. PC-SA is in- vestigating possible industries using them for thongs and rubber door mats. COMPOST Fruits and vegetable peels, egg shells, coffee grounds, lea bags, kitchen scraps ol all kinds, and grass clippings make excellent natural fertilizer. PC-SA members are experimenting with composting in this climate where decomposition is slowed by winter temperatures. Books on organic gardening are available at the Public Library and offer tips on making kitchen and garden refuse useful Simple directions for composting: Use n spare area of the garden and pile kitchen and garden refuse until it is 3-6 feet high, turning every couple of weeks (put the top of the pile on a new spot and pile the bottom on cover with dirt to keep down odor and keep moist. Start n now ptlo and allow fho fjrst to and decompose. Some- agents, SIH li ,v. "Kerto-San decomposition Im estimate their composition, how- ever, for harmful chemicals. Free Fertilizer: Available at South Side Sewage Plant, Riverbottom The fertiliser is a of primary treatment consisting uf oi'Mii.c mat- ter which has been through a digester. It is recom- mended for non-root vegetables and flov, er beds, but nol for root vegetables or l.iwns as -Alien wet it gives off a tnr-like odour. It should be dug in well and immedintelv. ;