Council has declared Waste Reduction Week in the Municipality of North Grenville, which runs October 17 – 23, 2022.
Celebrating over 20 years of success, Waste Reduction Week in Canada raises awareness on the benefits of sustainable practices, resource efficiency and waste reduction. In North Grenville, it gives us the chance to reflect on reducing waste, conserving resources and promoting sustainable living.
“On behalf of Council, I want to thank North Grenville for embracing opportunities to divert waste from the landfill. We have come a long way with not just our well-established, comprehensive recycling program, but the implementation of the municipality’s curbside organics collection program. This newest program has reduced waste to landfills and has given residents and some businesses more options when it comes to waste management,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.
“North Grenville was designated as a Blue Community in April of this year. We continue to encourage residents, businesses and event planners to choose potable water over bottled water in an effort to reduce the amount of plastic in our waste management system. Residents are encouraged to find ways to minimize the amount of waste that they produce by following the 5 Rs: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot. This can be as simple as bringing a reusable bag to the store or composting your organic waste,” highlighted Councillor Kristin Strackerjan.
Throughout the week, the Municipality will convey tips and messages on its social media channels on ways to reduce waste and reuse items. A variety of themes will be addressed including circular economy, textiles, e-waste, plastics, food waste and swap and repair.
“Whether you are at home, school, or work, think about how you can reduce, reuse or recycle. All of us have an important role to play in reducing waste,” added Mayor Peckford.
Curbside Giveaway Weekend – October 22- 23, 2022
As part of Waste Reduction Week, the Municipality will be hosting a Curbside Giveaway Weekend on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23.
Residents are invited to place items to be given away at the curb and marked “FREE”. Residents are responsible for removing any unclaimed items left by dusk on Sunday.
For more information visit https://wrwcanada.com and follow the Municipality’s social media channels for daily tips to reduce, reuse and recycle.