Transportation and Recycling

If there are no roads and no recycling facility, where do waste materials go? Most often, they stay put.

beer cans

Waste management (in the South) often equates to moving waste around. Currently, most recycling in Iqaluit is done by Mr. Bryan Hellwig at Northern Collectables, a local art and supply store. Once or twice a year, the recyclables (beer cans) are shipped to a Montreal recycling facility. For the rest of the year, they remain readily visible outside the store lot. This is just one of the differences between waste management in the Eastern Canadian Arctic: waste is neither out of sight nor out of mind.



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