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Mandatory recycling for Lethbridge businesses starts July 1

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The City of Lethbridge wants business to get ready for mandatory recycling.

Starting July 1st, there are changes coming to the way waste is managed by business or organizations in the city. Similar to the introduction of inspections and surcharges, a 90 day grace window will be added to allow businesses time to adjust to the new program.

The City’s waste reduction target aims to reduce waste coming from Lethbridge by half. Businesses in the city generate over 60% of what goes to the landfill.

This is the next step in the implementation of Lethbridge’s business waste reduction strategy. The goal is to reduce the city’s commercial and industrial waste by 45% by 2030.

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A special information session for the Lethbridge business community will take place this Thursday, March 5 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at City Hall. There will be three presentations as well.

Staff from Waste and Recycling will be there to answer questions and take feedback.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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