Week-long activities to celebrate Waste Reduction Week

Waste Reduction Week (Oct. 15 to 20) is a national environmental campaign that builds awareness around sustainable and responsible consumption, and promotes actions that divert more waste from disposal and conserve natural resources. In recognition of Waste Reduction Week, Niagara Region will be offering free public tours, hosting an information booth and holding a contest to educate residents about the importance of waste reduction. Tours are free of charge, reservations are required to participate in the tours and space is limited.

Recycling Centre Tour 

  • Friday, October 19, 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
  • 4935 Kent Avenue, Niagara Falls

Join Niagara Region and Niagara Recycling for a 45-minute guided tour of Niagara Region’s Recycling Centre. Learn first-hand about the machines, processes and people that sort, bale and ship your recyclables. For safety reasons, closed toed shoes with long pants are required. Individuals must be 10 years of age or older and be able to walk a flight of stairs to participate.

Participants must reserve their spaces for the tour by calling the Region’s Waste Info-Line at 905-356-4141 or 1-800-594-5542 Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please sign up before Friday, October 12 to secure your spot.

Walker Environmental Compost Facility Tour 

  • Monday, October 15, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Tour begins at Regional Headquarters Campbell West Entrance at 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold.
​Learn how your Green Bin material is turned into a high quality compost through a guided bus tour of Walker Environmental’s Compost Facility. Participants please meet the bus at Regional Headquarters Campbell West Entrance.

Participants must reserve their spaces for the tour by calling the Region’s Waste Info-Line at 905-356-4141 or 1-800-594-5542 Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please sign up before Friday, October 12 to secure your spot.

Waste Reduction Day Waste Management Information Booth

  • Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Pen Centre’s southeast parking lot– 221 Glendale Ave., St. Catharines

Niagara Region waste management staff will be available to provide information and answer questions on a variety of waste management programs in the Niagara region. Additionally, staff will be selling Blue Boxes ($6), Grey Boxes ($6), Green Bins ($17) and Kitchen Catchers ($4).

‘Reuse Your Goods’ Contest Draw 

  • Monday, October 15 – Saturday, October 20

Niagara Region, in partnership with Grimsby Benevolent Fund and Goodwill Niagara, encourage residents to reduce their waste through the donation of re-useable goods. Donate a re-usable item at the Niagara Road 12 or Humberstone Reusable Goods Drop-off depot from October 15-20 and receive a ballot to enter a draw to win one of two $50 Visa gift cards. Acceptable donations are at the discretion of the attendant. (This contest is not open to employees of Niagara Region).

Niagara Road 12 Landfill hours of operation are: Tuesday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday-Monday closed.

Humberstone Landfill hours of operation are: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday closed.

Contact

Sean O'Brady
Niagara Region
905-980-6000 ext. 3742
sean.obrady@niagararegion.ca


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