The City of Brandon is asking residents to avoid recycling a commonly used plastic.
Officials say they’ll no longer accept “#1” plastic food containers.
“The Saskatchewan-based company that markets Brandon’s recyclables will no longer accept #1 plastic food containers from its customers and there is no capacity at the City of Brandon’s Materials Recovery Facility to stockpile this plastic product,” the city said in a Facebook post.
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The specific plastic food containers are mostly used for fresh produce and pre-made meals.
The City notes the change doesn’t apply to #1 plastic beverage containers as they are still accepted material within the City of Brandon’s recycling diversion program.
Residents are asked to toss the containers in with their garbage.
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