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Waste Reduction Week

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October 15 - 21, 2018

 

Reducing the amount of waste we create is an easy way to help make a difference in our environment every day. Whether you're at home, on the go, in the office, or at school, there are many opportunities to go green by reducing, reusing, and recycling. Remember, the limit for curbside garbage in Thunder Bay is now two items, so take some time and check out these events and promotions to learn how you can reduce the waste you send to landfill!

 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Waste Reduction and Recycling Information Fair

Intercity Shopping Centre

Join the City of Thunder Bay, EcoSuperior, Let's Talk Science and Confederation College Waste Management students at Intercity Shopping Centre for this information fair on Saturday, October 24th. Learn what you can do to reduce your "waste-line" at this interactive and educational event. Bring your questions, pick up some giveaways, and enter a draw for great prizes! Find us in the promo court between 9:30 am and 6 pm. - See more at: http://www.ecosuperior.org/wrw#sthash.rYa9MRS9.dpuf

Join the City of Thunder Bay, EcoSuperior, Let's Talk Science and Confederation College Waste Management students at Intercity Shopping Centre for this information fair on Saturday, October 13th. Learn what you can do to reduce your "waste-line" at this interactive and educational event. Bring your questions, pick up some giveaways, and enter a draw for great prizes! Find us in the Kia Court between 10:00 am and 5 pm.

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Monday, October 15, 2018 

Waste Reduction Week Launch

The kick-off to the week’s events will take place at Matawa Learning Centre. Representatives from the City, EcoSuperior and the school will be there to speak about the school’s initiatives and the events planned for Waste Reduction Week. Watch for it in the news!

 


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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Public Tour of Solid Waste and Recycling Facility

Ever wonder about the journey that waste travels once it leaves the curb? Don’t miss the opportunity to see what happens at its final destination through a tour of the Solid Waste & Recycling Facility. We’ll provide the transportation.

Shuttle departs CLE @ 1:40pm.

Tour starts at 2pm.

Click here or call 624-2141 to register!

 

Workshop: Waste Reduction in the Home

Waverley Public Library

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6:30PM - 8:00PM

EcoSuperior will show you how to send less garbage to the landfill and provide how-to help for people who want to start integrating smart sustainable choices into everyday living at home. Free event and no registration is required.

Workshop: Composting 101

EcoSuperior Boardroom

Thursday, October 18, 2018
7:00PM - 8:00PM

Composting is a simple way to reduce your curbside trash by as much as 30 percent and provides a great source of superb natural fertilizer for your lawn and garden.  Learn the ins and outs of both indoor (vermicomposting) and backyard composting including troubleshooting and tips.


Visit www.ecosuperior.org/wrw or call 624-2141 to register for this FREE workshop.

- See more at: http://www.ecosuperior.org/article/calendar-of-events-114.asp?sims_cal_date=10%2F1%2F2016&citem_type_id=0#sthash.eX2B3E1b.dpuf

Composting is a simple way to reduce your curbside trash by as much as 30 percent and provides a great source of superb natural fertilizer for your lawn and garden.  Learn the ins and outs of both indoor (vermicomposting) and backyard composting including troubleshooting and tips.

Call 624-2141 to register for the FREE workshop or to reserve your composter for delivery. 

Composter and Rain Barrel Delivery Service

October 15-19, 22-26, 2018

Take advantage of our complimentary composter delivery service offered exclusively during Waste Reduction Week! Reserve a composter and/or rain barrel between October 8th and 12th and enjoy free, to-your-doorstep delivery the following week! Composters are $30.00 and Rain Barrels cost $75, all payable by credit card over the phone or at time of delivery by cheque or cash (exact change only please!). We’ll include all the information you need to get started.

For more information on composting, click here.

 

Composting is a simple way to reduce your curbside trash by as much as 30 percent and provides a great source of superb natural fertilizer for your lawn and garden.  Learn the ins and outs of both indoor (vermicomposting) and backyard composting including troubleshooting and tips.


Visit www.ecosuperior.org/wrw or call 624-2141 to register for this FREE workshop.

- See more at: http://www.ecosuperior.org/article/calendar-of-events-114.asp?sims_cal_date=10%2F1%2F2016&citem_type_id=0#sthash.eX2B3E1b.dpuf

 

 

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Classroom Presentations

October 15 - 19, 2018

EcoSuperior has exciting presentations and activities for your classroom during Waste Reduction Week! These fun and interactive presentations will help students learn the importance of reducing single-use plastics in our daily lives.

  • 2-4: Early Bird Gets the…plastic? - Students review the importance of reducing waste and get to mimic a bird’s life in a plastic-filled environment.($50 Fee)
  • 5-8: Packaging Analysis - Students analyze product packaging through a waste-reduction lens – is there some plastic packaging we can avoid?
  • Tour the Solid Waste and Recycling Facility - Nothing gives a better perspective of how much waste a community produces as a trip to the local landfill. Email ecosuperior%23org|ashley to inquire about tours.

 

To view all WRW school promotions, click here.

 

Call 624-2147 or email ecosuperior%23org|erin  for more information on scheduling presentations!

 

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Waste Reduction Week Contests and Giveaways!

  • Get Caught Recycling  

    Are you an avid recycler? If you are, you might just be rewarded! Randomly selected residents participating in the City of Thunder Bay's recycling program during Waste Reduction Week will be selected to win a great prize package

  • Waste Reduction Week Trivia

    Think you know a lot about the waste we produce? Watch our social media pages during Waste Reduction Week for a chance to demonstrate your knowledge and win a great prize package!

 

Great Pumpkin Compost Collection

November 1 - 12, 2018

When you think of Halloween, all sorts of fun and spooky things come to mind: trick or treating, creative costumes, and Jack-o-Lanterns of course! When the Halloween fun is done, remember to put Jack in the Box, not in the trash. Since the collection began in 1995, nearly 400 metric tonnes of pumpkins have been diverted from the landfill to the municipal composting facility. Bins for Halloween Pumpkins will be set up from November 1-12. Remember to remove all candles and other non-compostable items.

 

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Drop off locations:

  • County Fair Plaza on Dawson Road
  • Intercity Shopping Centre overflow lot on Fort William Road
  • Westfort Playfield on Neebing Avenue

 

BACK AGAIN! Join the 2nd Annual Thunder Bay Pumpkin Parade at Hillcrest Park on November 1 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Bring your jack o' lanterns to share your creativity, or just come to check out all the pumpkins on display! Volunteers will have candles to light up your masterpiece. Pumpkins on display will join the Great Pumpkin Compost Collection after the event.  For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page.

 


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Household Hazardous Waste Depot

Don’t throw that hazardous waste away! The Household Hazardous Waste Depot at the City of Thunder Bay Solid Waste & Recycling Facility is free of charge for city residents. You can drop off items all year round, including paints, cleaners, batteries, fertilizers, medicines and more. Call 684-2195 for additional info.

 

Don't forget to check out Thunder Bay's "Green Guide"

Ever wonder what to do with old computers, printer cartridges, or other items that you no longer have use for, but you know don't belong in the landfill? Check out this comprehensive guide for local recycling and re-use solutions. It is available on-line here, or pick up a hard copy at the Thunder Bay Public Library or EcoSuperior office.

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Visit Waste Reduction Week Canada to find out more about the national campaign and for lots of great resources.

 


 

Waste reduction programs are funded by the City of Thunder Bay, delivered by EcoSuperior and sponsored by GFL Environmental. For more information on any of these programs call Ashley at 624-2142.

 

 

 

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