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Waste Reduction Week

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October 17 - 23, 2016

Waste Reduction Week takes place in communities all across Canada during the third week of October. The goal of Waste Reduction Week is to educate and inspire everyone to reduce waste and save resources using the six R's: Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair and Recycle. Here’s the scoop on all of the activities offered during the week by the City of Thunder Bay Infrastructure and Operations, EcoSuperior and our community partners.

 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Waste Reduction and Recycling Information Fair

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 15th. 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.

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Monday, October 17, 2016 

Waste Reduction Week Launch

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

 

Workshop: Composting 101

EcoSuperior Boardroom

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.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016 @ 7:00PM  - SOLD OUT


Click here to join the wait list.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016 @ 7:00PM - SOLD OUT 

Click here to join the wait list.


Composter Delivery Service

October 17-23, 2016

Take advantage of our complimentary composter delivery service offered exclusively during Waste Reduction Week! Reserve a composter between October 11th and 13th and enjoy free, to-your-doorstep delivery the following week! Composters are $25.00 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.

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

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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Friday, October 21, 2016

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. The tour will run from 9:30am-11:30am, including travel time and is free of charge.

SOLD OUT! Call 624-2141 to join the waiting list!

 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Waterfront Walkabout Shoreline Clean-up

For more information or to register, visit www.ecosuperior.org/walkabout or contact 624-2141 or email info@ecosuperior.org.

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Community Waste Reduction Champions

Do you know of a business, school, or community group that is working to reduce their waste? EcoSuperior and the City of Thunder Bay want to hear from you! Let us know who should be recognized as community waste reduction champions. They could be profiled during special Waste Reduction Week features. To submit a nomination click here.

 

School Programs

October 17 - 21, 2016

EcoSuperior staff has exciting new presentations and activities for your classroom during Waste Reduction Week! These fun and interactive presentations will help students learn the importance of re-using, reducing and recycling.

  • Gr. 2-4: Waste Reduction Relay - Students add 3 new R’s to their existing vocabulary and test their knowledge in an exciting relay.
  • Gr. 5-8: Packaging Analysis - Students analyze product packaging through a waste-reduction lens.
  • 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. A limited number of schools will receive FREE busing!
  • Elementary School Poster Contest - Get creative, share your thoughts, and help reduce waste in Thunder Bay! Submit a poster with your waste reduction message for a chance to win great prizes. Preferred size is 11 x 17. Due date for poster submissions: October 24, 2016. Click here for more details.

     

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

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Online Promotions & Get Caught Recycling

October 17 - 23, 2016

Make sure to check out tbnewswatch.com for a chance to flaunt your waste reduction knowledge and win great prizes.More prizes are up for grabs if one of our volunteers catches you in the act of recycling around town. You never know who might be watching!

 

Great Pumpkin Compost Collection

November 1 - 14, 2016

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, over 300 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 1-14. Watch this page for drop-off locations near you! Remember — no plastic bags, no candles, and no trash — pumpkins only please!

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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 and delivered by EcoSuperior. For more information on any of these programs call Shannon at 624-2142.

 

 

 

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