No matter the time of year, keeping waste to a minimum is essential. To help Ontarians stay on track, Waste Reduction Week is celebrated each year in October to encourage environmentally-friendly practices that empower others to reduce, reuse and recycle waste.
Here are three simple tips to limit your landfill contribution and keep the circular economy in action:
Don’t stop at clothing — think seasonal décor, too. More than half of Ontarians look for used, recycled or reclaimed home furnishings. While dropping off donations, pop in and look around — you may find the perfect item for your home.
By recycling your tires through our Used Tires Program, your family is helping transform your treads into sustainable boot trays, mats, planters, gym floors and much more. In fact, this year Ontario recycled its 100 millionth tire, keeping them out of landfills and helping create a variety of sustainable products.
We challenge you to continue your waste reduction efforts beyond this week and help to reduce waste every day. Learn more about Waste Reduction Week.