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Council declares Waste Reduction Week October 18 - 24, 2021

Friday, October 15, 2021

NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – Council has declared Waste Reduction Week in the Municipality of North Grenville, which runs October 18 – 24, 2021.

Celebrating 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 residents for embracing opportunities to divert waste from the landfill. We have come a long way with a well-established, comprehensive recycling program – and the recent adoption of a community-wide food waste and organics collection program,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford. 

“Since the organics collection program began in February 2021, the Municipality has diverted 794.11 tonnes of organic waste from the landfill,” highlighted Councillor Kristin Strackerjan. “That’s equivalent to 58 passenger buses or 132 elephants!”

“Considering the 7Rs - Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle & Rot - can help you find new and simple ways to further reduce your footprint, minimize waste and work towards greater sustainability,” added Councillor Strackerjan.

Throughout the week, the Municipality will convey tips and messages on its social media channels on ways to reduce waste and ways to reuse items. A variety of themes will be addressed including circular economy, textiles, e-waste, plastics, food waste and swap and repair.

The Municipality will also be hosting a Curbside Giveaway Weekend Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24th. 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.

For More Information Contact:
Jill Sturdy,
Corporate Media Relations Officer

613-258-9569 ext. 168