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2021 Waste Reduction Week: Swap and Repair Sunday

2021 Waste Reduction Week: Swap and Repair Sunday

Today is Swap and Repair Sunday - the last theme day of 2021 Waste Reduction Week in Canada. We began the Waste Reduction Week with a discussion on a circular economy. Swapping and repairing are components of a circular economy, and we'd like to wrap up this year's...

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2021 Waste Reduction Week: Sharing Economy

2021 Waste Reduction Week: Sharing Economy

It is 2021 Waste Reduction Week in Canada, and we have taken this opportunity to highlight environmental efforts and share ideas on waste reduction. Today is Sharing Economy Saturday. Sharing economy is choosing access over ownership to maximize convenience or other...

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2021 Waste Reduction Week: Food Waste Friday

2021 Waste Reduction Week: Food Waste Friday

This week we are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Waste Reduction Week in Canada. Today - on Food Waste Friday, we would like to highlight environmental impacts of food waste.  Individuals and households across Canada waste an estimated $10 billion worth of food...

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2021 Waste Reduction Week: Plastics Thursday

2021 Waste Reduction Week: Plastics Thursday

Today - on Plastics Thursday, as we celebrate 2021 Waste Reduction Week in Canada, we would like to highlight that everyone can play a role in reducing plastic waste. Since 2002, Island Waste Management Corporation diverted approximately 19,672 tonnes of recyclable...

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2021 Waste Reduction Week: E-Waste Wednesday

2021 Waste Reduction Week: E-Waste Wednesday

As we celebrate Waste Reduction Week in Canada, we continue to discuss waste reduction and environmentally-friendly waste disposal methods. Today is E-Waste Wednesday. Electronic waste (e-waste) includes unwanted electronic equipment and accessories. In a landfill,...

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2021 Waste Reduction Week: Textile Tuesday

2021 Waste Reduction Week: Textile Tuesday

Today we are celebrating Textile Tuesday as a part of the 20th anniversary of Waste Reduction Week in Canada. North Americans send 9.5 million tonnes of clothing to landfills each year. With the rise of fast fashion since the early 2000s, consumers have been accepting...

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2021 Waste Reduction Week: Circular Economy Monday

2021 Waste Reduction Week: Circular Economy Monday

This week Waste Reduction Week in Canada is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. Each day of the week is dedicated to a specific theme highlighting environmental efforts and achievements while encouraging ideas and solutions. Circular Economy is a relatively new concept...

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Updated Sorting Guide

We have updated our Sorting Guide. The guide is available here. It contains basic sorting information and disposal instructions in a print-friendly format in case you wish to print a hard copy to have on hand. For more detailed sorting and disposal instructions,...

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Fall Cleanup

Fall Cleanup schedule is the same Island wide. Drivers have the entire week to collect material. Therefore, the Fall Cleanup collection may not be on your regular cart day. Please place your fall cleanup material curbside by 7 a.m. on the dates indicated below:...

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Collection Suspension for Excess Yard and Garden Material

Please be advised the collection suspension for excess yard and garden material placed beside the compost cart for pickup comes into effect on Monday, 4 October 2021.  Yard and garden material such as leaves, branches, twigs, weeds and other plant debris will be...

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