ESTEVAN - The United Mine Workers of America Local 7606 has committed to purchasing joint recycling and garbage cans for Affinity Place’s concourse level.
Estevan city council received a report at its meeting Monday night about the offer. Mel Murray with the UMWA requested that the bins have a UMWA wrap in exchange for the purchase.
City manager Jeff Ward said the cans will fall in line with the procedure with the city’s current recognition program. In the application, it was noted the project will honour or reflect the heritage, the cultural social significance, ethnicity or gender diversity of the community.
There are presently several separate garbage cans and recycling bins on the Affinity Place concourse. The new ones would be together, with different compartments for trash and recyclable materials.
Council approved the UMWA request unanimously.