The Manitoba government will provide $10 million toward recycling and waste diversion during the COVID-19 pandemic, Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah Guillemard announced September 14th, 2020.
Manitoba continues to encourage blue box recycling through almost $7 million in recycling rebates to municipalities and Northern Affairs communities, as well as $620,000 in Manitoba Composts Support Payments available to private and public compost facilities. As residents stay home more, it is important to continue to provide opportunities to recycle paper and packaging; and diverting organic waste to compost facilities extends the life of landfills, reduces greenhouse-gas emissions from the waste sector and produces compost, a valuable soil additive that supports plant growth.
This announcement builds on the investment of $150 million for additional green initiatives to better protect the environment and support the goals and implementation of the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan.
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