Canada Post cans recycling bin

  • Oct. 5, 2009 6:00 p.m.

Queen Charlotte residents can no longer toss their unwanted mail at the post office, after Canada Post removed the well-used recycling bin from the mailbox area. Spokesperson Lillian Au said Canada Post does not usually provide recycling bins, although there may have been “some variations of the policy at some of our offices.” Charlotte residents now have no choice but to bring flyers and papers home for recycling or tossing in the garbage. Asked why there would be a policy against recycling bins, Ms Au cited security. She said in one community a village office sent out ballots, some of which ended up in a recycling bin, and were then used in an improper way. />”We are encouraging customers to bring all mail items home for proper disposal,” Ms Au said.Customers interested in stopping ad mail or flyers can visit to participate in the “consumer choice program”.

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