The cities of Beaconsfield and Pointe-Claire are to organize special polystyrene collection events in partnership with CPIA.
MONTREAL : The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has partnered with cities of Beaconsfield and Pointe-Claire to organize special polystyrene collection events. According to the association, the events provide unique opportunity for residents to recycle their polystyrene (plastic #6) waste, thereby reducing the trash being sent to landfills.
Pointe-Claire collection days are scheduled to be held on two days-September 5th and October 3rd. Residents are being urged to bring their polystyrene waste to 50 Terra-Cotta Avenue (Public Works Yard) between 9 AM and 4 PM. The dropped materials will be collected by Granby-based Polyform where they will be recycled to new useful and durable products. CPIA reminds customers that items brought to the drop-off location must be free of packaging, labels, absorbent pads, and aluminum lids.
The City of Beaconsfield had organized similar collection events on August 29th and 30th, during which more than 500 pounds of polystyrene were collected for recycling.
CPIA noted that the events are sure to attract tremendous participation by residents as polystyrene currently in not included in curbside collection and recycling services. It also reminded residents that polystyrene is highly recyclable and easy to manage. Further, it congratulated cities of Beaconsfield and Pointe-Claire for making provisions for additional recycling services towards the benefit of their communities.
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association is the national voice of Canada’s plastics industry, representing the interests of processors, material suppliers, equipment manufacturers and brand owners across the country.