The City of St. Thomas invested $1,795,000 from the federal Gas Tax Fund into a new community recycling centre that gives residents a place to dispose of material that isn’t accepted at curbside pick-up. The recycling centre has helped the City increase the amount of waste diverted from landfill with about 14,000 visits to the centre within the first 15 months of it opening. This project was recognized with a 2017 AMO Gas Tax Award.