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Waste Reduction Week

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October 16 - 22, 2017

 

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 14, 2017 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 14th. 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 6 pm.

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Monday, October 16, 2017 

Waste Reduction Week Launch

The kick-off to the week’s events will take place at St. Thomas Aquinas School 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!

 

A Plastic Ocean

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7:00 p.m.

Paramount Theatre

 

Join EcoSuperior, the City of Thunder Bay and the Environmental Film Network for a free screening of A Plastic Ocean, an adventure documentary that reveals the causes and consequences of plastic pollution and shares solutions. Learn what you can do to reduce plastic waste. Sign the pledge and choose to refuse single use plastics in your life! This event is also supported by the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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!

 

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 7:00PM  - SOLD OUT

Click here to to be added to the waiting list.

Thursday October 26, 2016 @ 7:00PM - SOLD OUT

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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.

 

 

 

Composter Delivery Service

October 19-20, 2017

Take advantage of our complimentary composter delivery service offered exclusively during Waste Reduction Week! Reserve a composter between October 10th and 18th 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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Classroom Presentations

October 16 - 22, 2017

EcoSuperior 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 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.
  • 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|shannon 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!

  • Zero Waste Photo Contest

    Waste Reduction Week is a great time to commit to sending less garbage to landfill! Go single use plastic free - carry a reusable water bottle, refuse the straw or bring your own bag shopping! We want to see what actions you’re taking to reduce the waste you create. Take a picture, post it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram tagged #zerowastetbay and you could win an awesome prize! 

  • 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 - 13, 2017

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 1-13. 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

 

New this year! Join the 1st 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 Shannon at 624-2142.

 

 

 

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