October 22, 2020 Uncategorized No Comments

October 19th – October 25th 

Waste Reduction Week raises awareness and encourages new ideas and solutions to help reduce waste across Canada.  Click here to visit the Waste Reduction Week website.   Follow along on our Facebook & Twitter pages for tips and tricks to reduce waste!

Monday, October 19th – Circular Economy & Kick-Off

A great graphic from Waste Reduction Week in Canada with some easy to do things that will help advance the circular economy. Click here for an example of how a larger retail business supports a circular economy.

Tuesday, October 20th – Textiles 

When old clothing and rags are placed in recycling bins they end up at our sorting facility and can become wrapped around equipment causing delays and damage. Properly dispose of unusable clothing/rags and make sure to donate/swap/share usable clothing. Learn more at https://wrwcanada.com/…/resou…/themed-resources/textiles

North Americans send over 10 million tonnes of clothing to landfill every year. It’s likely much of that can be repaired! Learn how here: https://otdc.co/diy-repairs/

Wednesday, October 21st – Electronic Waste 

Learn more about e-waste by testing your knowledge with some of Recycle My Electronics quizzes or try out your skills with some of their games. https://www.recyclemyelectronics.ca/…/how-much-do-you…/
Remember – Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre accepts electronic waste year round: https://ovwrc.com/electronic-waste/
Thursday, October 22nd – Plastics 
We want to remind you that not all plastics are created equal. Just because an item is plastic does not mean it belongs in your recycling bin. Make sure you know before you throw. Review the list of acceptable items included in your collection schedule or use our what goes where on-line search tool. https://ovwrc.com/what-goes-where/
Friday, October 23rd – Food Waste
Here are some easy tips to help reduce food waste:
food in background with tips to reduce food waste.
Learn how to properly store food to extend its’ shelf life:  https://savethefood.com/storage 
Saturday, October 24th – Sharing Economy &  Sunday, October 25th – Swap & Repair 
A reminder that our Reuse Centre is open year round to help you Swap & Share items.
Written by Elizabeth Graham
Elizabeth Graham has been the Communications Officer at Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre since November 2001. She loves all things up-cycled and re-purposed and enjoys working and volunteering within the community.