Recycling and COVID-19

April 2, 2020

As of April 1,2020, Dr. Brent Roussin, Chief Provincial Public Health Officer ordered all environmental services are essential under The Public Health Act (Section 67) Environmental Services. (44). A business engaged in waste collection or recycling, waste and sewage treatment and disposal, the operation of a landfill or hazardous waste disposal.

Gateway Resources is continuing curbside collection as per schedule and the depot remains open. If resident’s have travelled or present symptoms of COVID-19 it is recommended you do not drop off and or place your recycling on the curb for collection.

Gateway Resources staff manually sorts recycling. It is prohibited to include the following in you recycling such as used Kleenex, face masks and latex gloves. In order to ensure recycling sorting staff does not have to handle these materials directly, please only include accepted items in your recycling container.

Also, please maintain a minimum social distance of two metres when interacting with recycling collectors and wait for the truck to depart before removing your bins from the curb.

Upgrade to Critical Services

March 19, 2020

Services for individuals we support at the day services have gone to critical services. Individuals who have the ability to stay home should be staying home.

Buses will not be running. 

Individuals who need support during the day can still attend Gateway, however please inform the office at 204-325-7304 if planning to attend.

All individuals will be responsible for their own lunches.

If transportation is an issue, again, please call the office. 

Residential Services, being an essential service, remain unchanged.  Please note all Residences are limiting visitors.

Recycling services – Curbside recycling will continued to be picked up as per the City of Winkler schedule.

The main building continues to be closed to general public, and there is no paper shredding service being offered at this time.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Gateway’s Recycling Program

April 9, 2018

As an agency that provides supports to over 150 adults living with an intellectual disability, one of the main components of our services is to find meaningful employment opportunities for the individuals we support.

One of the many ways we do this is with our recycling program. 

We recycling the following items:

  • Aluminum – Beverage Cans, Trays, Pie Plates & other Containers, Foil
  • Box Board – Single Layer such as Cereal, Tissue Boxes
  • Cardboard – Corrugated
  • Glass – Food Jars & Beverage Containers (such as Pop, Wine, Spirit, & Beer Bottles)
  • Milk Jugs
  • Milk & Juice Cartons/Boxes, Tetra-pak Containers
  • Paper – Newspapers, Flyers, Inserts, Junk Mail, Office Paper  Materials such as Letter Quality Paper, Envelopes (With or Without Windows), Copier Paper, Computer Printouts, Paper Egg Cartons, Phone Books, Paperback or Hardcover Books, Magazines, Catalogues, Bagged Shredded Paper, Brown Paper Bags, Tissue Roll Cores, Gift and Packing Paper
  • Plastics with Recycling Logo #1, 2, 4, 5, & 7 such as Pop & Water Bottles, Laundry Detergent Jugs, Shampoo Bottles, Condiment Bottles, Food Containers such as Yogurt, Margarine, etc.
  • Tin Cans – Soup, Ketchup, etc.

We do not recycling:

  • #3 – Hard Plastics such as CD Cases or Plastics that Shatter
  • #6 – Plastic such as Muffin Containers, Individual Yogurt Containers, etc.
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Disposable Diapers
  • Fluorescent Bulbs (Can be dropped off at Rona)
  • Household Hazardous, Bio-hazardous, Chemical Waste/Containers  (Accepted at the City of Winkler Public Works Yard – 345 1st St.)
  • Light Bulbs
  • Medical Waste (Syringes, Bio-Hazardous Material)
  • Outdoor Lawn Furniture
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plasticized, Waxed, or Laminated Material
  • Propane or Helium Tanks
  • Pyrex or Dishware Glass, Window Glass, Mirrors, Ceramics, Porcelain
  • Rubber Tires
  • Scrap Metals
  • Styrofoam/Styrofoam Packing Material
  • Wood Waste

Acceptable E-waste:

  • All Batteries Except for Automotive Batteries
  • Answering Machines
  • Cameras
  • Cell Phones
  • Computer Cables, Keyboards, Mice & Monitors
  • Computer & Video Gaming Peripherals
  • Computer/Conductor Wires
  • Desktop & Portable Computers
  • DVD Players, VCR’s
  • Fax Machines
  • IT Devices
  • Laptops
  • Medical & Monitoring Devices
  • Microwaves
  • Photo Copiers
  • Portable Audio & Video Devices
  • Printers,
  • Scanners
  • Stereos
  • Telephones
  • TV’s

You might have heard about the trying times ahead for recycling.  It is important that you take an interest in the product you are putting out on the curb.   Take a few minutes to ensure only recyclable products are put out, rinse your containers, and recycle everything you can.