On Saturday, September 30, the Halton Waste Management Site (HWMS) turns 25! To celebrate this milestone, Halton Region and waste management staff will host a free community open house and Doors Open event for residents to get a behind-the-scenes look at the Halton Waste Management Site. The event will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 5400 Regional Road 25 in Milton.
Over the past 25 years, Halton residents have demonstrated their commitment to community waste reduction and keeping our region sustainable for generations to come. To celebrate the success of our waste diversion programs and the efforts of Halton residents, the event boasts a variety of activities for the whole family including:
- a guided bus tour of the Waste Management Site;
- an up close look at landfill machinery and waste collection vehicles;
- a chance to meet the site’s resident hawk;
- fun and environmental crafts for kids; and
- food trucks!
You can learn more about the upcoming 25th anniversary open house by visiting halton.ca/hwms25. You can also join the conversation online using the hashtag #hwms25. The event is wheelchair accessible and there is free parking on-site.
The HWMS is Halton’s one-stop solution to encourage residents to practice the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The 3Rs help to increase the Region’s waste diversion rate, which extends the life of the Waste Management Site and generates long-term savings for us all.
When the landfill site opened in 1992, it was expected to last only 20 years or until the year 2012. Through your continued use of our curbside waste collection programs like the Blue Box for recycling, Green Cart for organic food waste, Yard Waste for brush and leaves and bulk and appliance pick up to make proper disposal easier for you, I am proud to say that the life of the landfill is now projected to the year 2044, saving taxpayers over $15 million!
You can learn more about Halton’s waste collection programs and view the waste collection calendar at halton.ca/waste. Thank you for your continued commitment to waste reduction and environmental sustainability in Halton. I hope to see you on September 30!
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