Reduce your household and community waste this season

Halton Region offers many ways to manage your household waste and contribute to community waste reduction. I would like to thank residents for their continued participation in our easy to use Blue Box and Green Cart programs and drop-off services at the Halton Waste Management Site. Community-wide participation in these programs is integral to reducing our impact on the environment.

Yet, even smaller actions, like putting the right items in the right place, can make a big difference in achieving waste reduction targets. Here are some simple tips to help you use our waste programs:

  • Place paper or cardboard with food residue such as paper plates, coffee cups, napkins in the Green Cart.
  • Place tissue paper (no tape or confetti) in the Green Cart.
  • Place wrapping paper in the garbage.
  • Place rigid plastic packaging in the Blue Box.
  • Reuse items like gift bags, ribbons and bows.
  • Rinse and empty all plastic and glass materials such plastic grocery bags, jars, dinnerware and food containers before placing in the Blue Box.
  • Donate items in good condition such as clothing, toys and books to Reuse centres and local charities.

By working together, we can continue to extend the life of the Halton Waste Management Site and protect the natural environment for generations to come. Thank you for helping to keep Halton a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.

Visit halton.ca/waste or download the OneHalton app to learn more about Halton’s waste management programs, including holiday reminders, acceptable items and curbside collection information. Also, be sure to check your mailbox at the end of January for your copy of the 2019-2020 Halton Region Guide and Waste Collection Calendar. You can also sign up anytime to receive weekly waste collection reminders and updates through email, phone or Twitter.

As always, if you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at gary.carr@halton.ca. You can also find me on Twitter @garycarrhalton, LinkedIn or Facebook. To receive further updates on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter, “The Carr Report.”