A recurring theme in the Town of Nipawin and the surrounding area is garbage, how to dispose of it properly and what residents expect of themselves when it comes to getting rid of their own waste.
In town, there are three streams of garbage flowing from your home that MTN or the Town take responsibility for disposing of on your behalf, household waste, recycling and compost.
Waste has been around the longest and many people still think they should just throw everything in the garbage, haul it to the curb on pickup day and voila, problem solved.
Like everything else under the sun, waste disposal has changed. You no longer have a dump to haul stuff to; you don’t even have a landfill anymore. You have a Waste Diversion Centre.
What’s in a name? In this case, a whole heck of a lot. The name was changed to help people get the message that the days of free throwing everything you don’t want into the garbage are over.