Calendar of Events
20-Minute Makeover Launch Event for Workplaces
Wednesday, May 1 at 10am
On Wednesday, May 1, many employees throughout the city won’t be found on the job. Instead, they’ll be spending 20 minutes cleaning up litter and debris around their workplace neighbourhood. Mark your calendars, rally up your co-workers, and register your workplace for clean-up supplies, public recognition and a gift from event sponsor, Tim Horton’s (while supplies last). Lend a hand and give litter the boot…it’s good for business!
Month of May
We invite individuals, families, community groups, workplaces, and schools to register your cleanup and get everything you need, including supplies, draw prizes and a public pat on the back on our website and in local media.
Attention teachers! Participating schools will also receive a gift certificate to a plant or tree nursery of their choice to put toward a school greening project.
Free Tipping Week at the Thunder Bay Solid Waste and Recycling Facility
May 5-12, 2013
Landfill tipping fees will be waived for all cars and non-commercial light trucks. All loads coming in should be organized to prevent items from being buried in with the garbage and for easy removal to the following lay down areas: Household Recycling (paper, glass, cardboard, tetra-paks & milk cartons, metal cans, aluminum cans and #1 and #2 plastic bottles only), Electronic Waste, and Household Hazardous Waste. At the Public Waste Disposal Site, areas include Household Garbage, Scrap Metal, Large/Bulky Items such as mattresses and tires and a Compost Lay Down area. Call 625-2195 for more information.
Leaf and Yard Waste Curb-side Collection
May 21-31 on your regular recycling day
Place your leaves, bundled branches, and garden waste out for curb-side pickup. Look for the leaf symbol on your garbage collection calendar for your leaf & yard waste collection day (if you're not sure when this is you can call 625-2195). Use only clear plastic bags or kraft (paper) bags. Kraft bags are available at hardware and grocery stores, are biodegradable and can be placed directly into the compost pile. These materials are taken to the City of Thunder Bay Solid Waste & Recycling Facility and made into soil enriching compost.
You can also deliver compostable materials such as, leaves, shrubs and branches directly to the landfill site compost area. No grass clippings please.
Page last updated on Monday, April 29, 2013