The aftermath of the holiday season's going to wind down at Portage and District Recycling, but it won't be for a while yet.
That's from Chief Executive Officer James Bolton, who says volumes have been higher than normal, as expected.
"Over the holidays, we had a few extra guys come in to keep the depot up to date, as the depot gets hit really hard, and then the first curb-side collection after the holidays is usually a big pick-up for us, too, so basically, the whole month of January, we see some higher volumes in the recycling material."
Bolton notes the additional material puts a strain on their make-shift system, as they continue repairing damage caused by last September's fire.
"And we're hoping to have the fire re-built completely by mid-February. So, in the meantime, everybody's pulling together to do their part to make that everything gets done in a day. It's not necessarily the way that we normally do it obviously, but at the end of the day all of the material does get recycled in a proper manner."
Bolton says it's kept them busy for the last couple of weeks, and he expects that to continue.
"The depot this past weekend was still pretty busy. And this should be the last week where we the curb-side collection being a little heavier than normal, but the general rule of thumb is that January is our heaviest month, and even the next coming weeks are still a little bit heavier than normal, but getting closer back to normal."