HRM hosting several events for Waste Reduction Week

By Paul Ploumis

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Waste Reduction Week in Canada, the Halifax Regional Municipality is hosting a number of events to help residents reduce waste and learn more about waste management. 

The Curbside Giveaway Weekend

Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17, 2021

Residents are encouraged to place unwanted items at their curbs for prospective treasure hunters to haul away. Only place items at the curb that are free and clearly marked with a “FREE” sign. For more information, visit our website. 

What Goes Where? (Webinar)

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Have you ever wondered whether something belongs in the garbage or recycling? This workshop will help you become a recycling champion by learning how to sort waste at home. To participate in the webinar via Microsoft Teams, click here. No registration required.

Where Does It Go? Virtual Tour of Waste Facilities in partnership with Halifax Public Libraries

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
7 p.m. to 8:30 pm

Have you ever wondered where your waste goes after it‘s been collected? This climate-friendly topic and information-packed presentation will provide attendees with a virtual tour of the municipality’s recycling facility, compost facility, and landfill. To participate in the webinar via Zoom, click here. No registration required. 

Food Waste & Single Use Plastics Reduction (Webinar)

Thursday, October 21, 2021
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn tips to help reduce food waste and single use plastics. From meal planning, to shopping and food storage tips, we will provide tips for how you can save on your grocery bill while helping to reduce waste and single use plastics. To participate in the webinar via Microsoft Teams, click here. No registration required. 

Swap, Share and Thrift Webinar: A Guide to Sharing/Borrowing in HRM

Friday, October 22, 2021 
Noon to 1 p.m.

Do you ever wonder what to do with an old item that’s still in usable condition? Or maybe you need something but don’t want to purchase it new? This webinar provides a guide to the many resources that allow you to share and borrow useful items. To participate in the webinar via Microsoft Teams, click here. No registration required. 

Shred Instead Event

Saturday, October 23, 2021
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

StoneRidge Fellowship (behind Mission Thrift Store) 85 Temple Terrace, Lower Sackville

Do you have sensitive documents you would like to shred? Bring them to our Shred Instead event to have them securely shredded for free. Residents may bring up to three bankers boxes per household for shredding. No business waste will be accepted. This is a contactless event. When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle and pop your trunk when directed. Our on-site team will take your materials to the shredder. 

For more information, visit website.