Every year across Canada, more than 1.5 BILLION dollars are spent just to dispose of garbage. With over 10,000 landfill sites in the country already (Environment Canada), it’s more important than ever to promote a successful Waste Reduction Week that will hopefully encourage your residents to divert more waste for the rest of the year.
Reaching out to residents about your recycling program is important all year-round. But when you consider that the volume of Canadian household waste increases by up to 45 % between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day (an average of 110 pounds of garbage per person), it might be wise to send out some recycling tips to re-inspire residents before this specific window of time. Holiday specific tips will help your residents recycle right amidst the chaos of the holiday season, and prevent the potential lingering effect of extra tons of material travelling to your local landfill.
To help you educate your residents to recycle right this Canadian Thanksgiving, here is a list of encouragements to provide:
With Waste Reduction Week coming up, what celebration ideas do you have in mind for your municipality?
Increasing recycling awareness and IQ on a nationally recognized week is an ideal way to connect with your residents. So if you haven’t planned anything yet, we’ve drummed up a list of ideas to help you get the process started: