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Waste Reduction Week



October 19 - 25, 2020


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!




Monday October 19th

Waste Reduction Week Virtual Launch

The kick-off to the week’s events will take place online this year, stay tuned to EcoSuperior's Facebook and Instagram page to join in on the fun!








Tuesday, October 20th @ 7pm

Waste Reduction Week Webinar/ Nerd Nite with Science North

Join EcoSuperior, Science North, Rebel Salad/Growing Season, and the Refill Co. to learn all about why waste reduction is so important and ways that you can do this in your everyday life! Learn about great local businesses doing their part to lower their waste footprint! Make sure to bring your questions for this panel of low waste eperts and also join in on some fun trivia to test your knowledge. There will also be a cool science demo on plastics with the folks from Science North.

Do not miss out on this exciting event!

Register here: 

Visit the Science North Nerd Nite Facebook page to learn more about the Nerd Nite events.


Great low waste prizes to be won from Rebel Salad/Growing Season, Ungalli, and the Refill Co.



Composter and Rain Barrel Delivery Service


Order between October 19th and

25th to be eligible for a

FREE delivery to your doorstep!

Take advantage of our complimentary composter delivery service offered exclusively during Waste Reduction Week! Reserve a composter and/or rain barrel between October 19th and 25th and enjoy free, to-your-doorstep delivery the following week! Composters are $30.00 and Rain Barrels cost $80. The easiest way to get your order in is by visiting our online store here: 

If you need assistance with placing your order please call 624-2140.

We’ll include all the information you need to get started with your new composter or rain barrel!

BONUS: All composters now come with a kitchen catcher unit for no additional cost!

For more information on composting, click here.



Also, do not forget to take the Food Waste Pledge this Waste Reduction Week and pledge to learn, take action, and share! Find out more about the Food Waste Pledge and sign 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 or call 624-2141 to register for this FREE workshop.

- See more at:















Classroom Presentations

October 19th to 25th



If you are looking to get involved in waste reduction and litter prevention with your classroom, a great way to still take part is with the Spring Into Fall Clean Up for schools!
Register here for your FREE clean up kit.

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 and other waste in our daily lives. Call 624-2143 or email for more information on scheduling presentations!




Waste Reduction Week Contests and Giveaways!

      • 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 some great low waste prize packs!


      Great Pumpkin Compost Collection

      November 1 - 10th

      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 1-10. Remember to remove all candles and other non-compostable items.


      • North Side: County Fair Plaza, Dawson Road
      • Intercity: Intercity Shopping Centre Overflow Lot, Fort William Road (between Swiss Chalet & The Whole Nine Yards)
      • South Side: Westfort Playfield, Neebing Avenue





      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!







      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 Melissa at 624-2143.





      562 Red River Road,
      Thunder Bay, Ontario
      P7B 1H3
      Due to COVID-19 social restrictions, our office is currently closed to the public.
      We are offering curbside pick-up through our online store.

      Temporary phone hours:
      10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday. 

      Phone: 807-624-2140

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