City and Barrie Public Library encourage residents to learn more about waste reduction/diversion

It’s Waste Reduction Week in Barrie, and residents are encouraged to learn more about waste diversion and waste reduction.
The City’s Environmental Services department, in partnership with the Barrie Public Library, will be hosting a number of activities that highlight The Recycling Council of Ontario’s educational themes. Events throughout the week include:
• tips on how to recycle right and make the most of the green bin program
• how to find service providers in Barrie that will recycle or reuse your goods and that offer community gardening to help reduce food waste
• crafting and lunch and learn sessions
• using local resources to reuse, recycle or update clothes
• how to reduce use of single use plastics, including a reusable metal straw giveaway
• learning more about the Library’s Repair Café to help contribute to a sustainable society
• how to recycle your old electronics for free.
In addition to the events at the library, Environmental Services staff were at Bear Creek Secondary School on Oct. 22 to talk about the problem with single-use plastics. Other local schools will be coming to the Barrie Landfill and Education Centre for field trip visits during Waste Reduction Week.
For a detailed listing of events, visit the City’s website.