Meaford Ranked 3rd in the Province for Waste Diversion
- 27 April 2015
- Hailey Thomson
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Meaford, Ontario – March 23, 2015 – The Municipality of Meaford understands that forward thinking communities can protect the environment through compost, re-use and recycling programs. As a result of our efforts as a community, Meaford has once again ranked highly among Ontario municipalities for reducing the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill.
According to Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO), for the year of 2013 the Municipality of Meaford directed over 61% of waste somewhere other than a landfill. This is well above the provincial average of 47.3%, and places the Municipality in the 3rd place overall for waste diversion in Ontario.
Some of the waste diversion programs offered by the Municipality include:
- Recycling and Green Bin compost pickup
- Electronic waste drop-off
- The Blue W Campaign
- Plastic Film Recycling
- The Green Up Clean Up Campaign
- No More Trash Spring Bash
- Trash Troopers
- Recyclable single-use battery collection depots
The Municipality will also be facilitating a RE-Use fair as part of the 2015 Earth Week celebrations on Saturday, April 18 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Meaford and St Vincent (MSV) Community Centre. This event allows residents to donate unused items towards a wish list created by community groups. During last year’s RE-Use fair alone, three quarters of a ton of goods changed hands.
According to Operations Director Stephen Vokes, “These programs have been so successful because of the participation of our residents, so we need to thank everyone in the community for taking an active role in the programs we have available.”
For more information contact:
Operations Coordinator, Transportation Services
Municipality of Meaford
519-538-1060 ext 1315