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Photos: Port Royal Primary ‘Trash To Treasure’

Photos: Port Royal Primary ‘Trash To Treasure’

Port Royal Primary School students have demonstrated their artistic talents, scientific knowledge and environmental awareness by creating artwork and useful items out of objects that would normally be thrown away for their ‘Trash to Treasure Museum.’ A spokesperson said, “There is an old saying, ‘one man’s trash is another man’s... Read more of this article

Waste & Recycling Calendar Now Available

Waste & Recycling Calendar Now Available

The Ministry of Public Works today released the 2019/2020 Garbage and Recycling Schedule, which can be found on the Government portal here. “The publication will also be mailed to households so that residents can have their own copy of the calendar,” the Ministry said. “The public is aware that the Ministry has switched to a once-a-week... Read more of this article

Dockyard Recycling Programme A Success

Dockyard Recycling Programme A Success

A pilot recycling programme at Dockyard could become permanent after proving to be a success, WEDCO said today. Until recently it was difficult to recycle products because of the cost of taking waste to the recycle depot from Dockyard which made it uneconomical. The capital costs of purchasing the blue TAG bins, the cost of emptying them and then sorting... Read more of this article

20.2 Tonnes Of Recyclables Collected From AC

20.2 Tonnes Of Recyclables Collected From AC

The Ministry of Public Works announced that 20.24 tonnes of recyclables were collected from the America’s Cup event village during the 22 day event last month. This amount increased Bermuda’s monthly recycling, which averages 63 tonnes, by just under 50% per day during the event period. A Ministry Spokesperson said, “Thanks is due... Read more of this article

Ministry: Recycling Facility Back Up & Running

Ministry: Recycling Facility Back Up & Running

The Material Recovery Facility, also known as the recycling facility, is now back up and running at full capacity. A government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works would like to advise the public that the Material Recovery Facility, also known as the recycling facility, is now back up and running at full capacity. “The backlog of... Read more of this article

Bags At  Devon Springs As A “Contingency”

Bags At Devon Springs As A “Contingency”

The piles of blue bags are being placed at Devon Springs as a “contingency due to the recycling plant being full at the Quarry,” the Ministry of Public Works said, adding that a “further issue recently emerged regarding the air filtering system which will be addressed as soon as the new parts required to fix the issue arrive.” Two... Read more of this article

Garbage & Recycling Calendar To Be Delivered

Garbage & Recycling Calendar To Be Delivered

The Ministry of Public Works said they wish to “advise the public that the 2016 Garbage and Recycling calendar will soon be delivered to households and mailboxes island-wide.” “This annual publication provides educational information to Bermuda’s residents about changes to waste collection days due to public holidays, proper... Read more of this article

Holiday Garbage/Recycling Collection Schedule

Holiday Garbage/Recycling Collection Schedule

The Department of Waste Management, Ministry of Public Works, advised the public of the garbage and recycling collection days over the Christmas and Boxing Day holidays. A spokesperson said, “During the week of Christmas, west end garbage will be collected on Monday 21st and Thursday 24th December.  East end  garbage will be collected on Tuesday... Read more of this article

E-Waste Recycling Day To Be Held On Nov 21

E-Waste Recycling Day To Be Held On Nov 21

The Waste Management Section of the Ministry of Public Works will be holding their third e-Waste Recycling Day for 2015 on Saturday 21st November from 9am to 5pm at the Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility located on Palmetto Road, Devonshire. “Residents are encouraged to bring their old, worn out electronics to be recycled – everything from battery... Read more of this article

Blue Bag Recycling Unit Undergoing Repairs

Blue Bag Recycling Unit Undergoing Repairs

The Ministry of Public Works said they wish to advise the public that the TAG blue bag recycling separation and bailing unit at the Material Recovery Facility [MRF] is currently non-operational and will be undergoing repairs. “Replacement parts should arrive on the island in two weeks and it is anticipated that repairs will take approximately... Read more of this article

Recycling Facility “Will Not Close At This Time”

Recycling Facility “Will Not Close At This Time”

“The Ministry can advise the public that the facility will not close at this time and a more thorough review of our recycling operations will be undertaken,” Minister for Public Works Craig Cannonier said this evening [Mar 5], adding that the public “should continue to put their recyclables out for collection.” This follows after... Read more of this article

Closing Recycling Centre Is “Step Backwards”

Closing Recycling Centre Is “Step Backwards”

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] It is extremely distressing to hear that the Government has decided to close the recycling centre for at least a year. While it is understandable that we continue to be looking at ways to improve efficiencies, closing the recycling centre is absolutely the wrong way to do this. It sends a very worrying message... Read more of this article

Minister Confirms Recycling Plant ‘Suspension’

Minister Confirms Recycling Plant ‘Suspension’

Citing the need to create cost savings, Minister of Public Works Craig Cannonier this evening [Mar 4] confirmed the “suspension of operations” at the MRF Recycling Plant in Hamilton Parish. According to a Government document [PDF] the Material Recovery Facility [MRF, aka the recycling centre] is where recyclables are sent for processing... Read more of this article