Municipalities across Canada are affected by waste management issues every day. Minimizing the amount of waste produced in a municipality reduces the need for landfill space, conserves natural resources, and decreases greenhouse gases.

Waste Reduction Week in Canada” takes place October 18 to 24, 2021. This is the twentieth iteration of the week, which is recognized across the country by municipalities, schools, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

In recognition of Waste Reduction in Canada, the Township of Algonquin Highlands, Municipality of Dysart et al, Municipality of Highlands East, Township of Minden Hills, County of Haliburton, Haliburton County Public Library, and Community of Making are partnering to share ways everyone can minimize their waste.

Each of the partners will use their social media channels to highlight the daily themes of Waste Reduction Week in Canada, supported by complementary book recommendations that help deepen the understanding and impact of our actions.

In addition, the Haliburton County Public Library and Community of Making is hosting a number of free waste reduction activities on its Facebook page and YouTube channel:

  • Circular Economy: Monday, October 18, 2021 - Watch a Maker Video and get excited about a Circular Weaving Grab n’ Go Kit available October 26
  • Textiles: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - Pick up an Up-cycled Autumn Decor Grab n’ Go Kit from Dysart and Minden Branch Libraries.
  • E-waste: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - Watch a Tech Time Tutorial all about downloading and using the Haliburton County Waste Wizard mobile app.
  • Plastics: Thursday, October 21, 2021 - Watch a Maker Video showcasing 3Doodler Maker Kits available for loan from HCPL.
  • Food Waste: Friday, October 22, 2021 - Watch two Maker Videos demonstrating two seasonal recipes: Harvest Muffins, and Apple Crisps.
  • Sharing Economy: Saturday, October 23, 2021 - Watch a highlight reel of HCPL’s Grab n’ Go Kits and learn how the community has shared resources to make these kits.

Be sure to follow your local municipal, county, and library social media channels for daily tips and hints on how you can reduce, reuse, and recycle your waste.

Together we can all make a difference!

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