North Grenville council has proclaimed this week Waste Reduction Week in the municipality. The main goal of this proclamation is to raise awareness of the need to reduce waste in North Grenville. The Waste Reduction Week program was formalized by the Recycling Council of Ontario in 2001; however, this is only the second year that North Grenville has been participating in the initiative.
The Municipality has decided to recognize Waste Reduction Week as a sign of commitment to reducing waste, conserving resources, and educating the community about sustainable living. With recent changes to the recycled materials markets, their focus is on reducing and reusing. This is why, as part of Waste Reduction Week, the municipality is promoting a Curbside Give-A-Way weekend on October 26 and 27, where residents are encouraged to place unwanted, re-usable, or unused items at the curb for their neighbours and community members to pick up free of charge. The weekend is meant to encourage residents to find a new home for items that would have otherwise gone in the garbage.