Karen MacKinnon, Deb Odegaard, Mayor Cal Huntley
The Flin Flon and District Chamber of Commerce joined the Recycling Center in celebrating the Centers 25th anniversary at their meeting yesterday. Center Administrator Deb Odegaard explained the Flin Flon and District Environment Committee started recycling with a Gardewine truck at the Market Garden 25 years ago. Some of the highlights over the years included a 65 thousand dollar grant from the city in 1996, purchasing their building at 9 Timber Lane in 2004 when they also took over the landfill contract, ongoing support from our communities but Odegaard added it’s mostly about the people. She reports they’ve had 32 people serve on the Board of Directors, many people volunteered in the early days, they’ve had great coverage from the media from our community radio and from the newspaper, they have a very stable dedicated working group of employees but if people here didn’t want to recycle they could want to recycle all they want but if nobody put their stuff out to recycle or brought it to the dock or stuck it in the trailer they wouldn’t be going anywhere.
Chamber President Karen MacKinnon presented Odegaard with a Certificate of Appreciation for their 25 years of service to the community.