New from Niagara, Ontario’s Regional Government
(A Brief Note from Niagara At Large publisher Doug Draper – For those who live in Niagara, Ontario and may not know which level of municipal government – the local or regional – is responsible for the disposal and recycling of our household and commercial waste, it is the regional level.
For those who are so much in to a narrow, parochial view of Niagara that says something like; ‘let’s get rid of regional government and/or even if we keep it, let’s continue with this hodge-podge, patchwork of 12 local municipalities, it is instructive to note the following. The transfer of waste management services from local municipalities to the region more than a decade and a half ago, allowed for a collective pooling of municipal tax money that now services all residents in this region – urban and rural – wth one of the best waste disposal and recycling services in Ontario.
And that is not opinion. It is fact and proven in this region’s track record (do the research yourself if you don’t believe me) when it comes to recycling and otherwise diverting our waste from simply being dumped in a hole in the ground.
Now if we could only get beyond the parochial Neanderthals in this region and do the same thing with public transit.)
Niagara, Ontario’s central recycling centre in Niagara Falls has been rated one of best in Ontario
Waste Reduction Week October 20th to 26th
Niagara Region, Oct. 14, 2014 – During Waste Reduction Week, Oct. 20 – 26, Niagara Region will hold public tours, information booths and a contest to educate residents about the importance of waste reduction and provide the opportunity to learn what happens to their recycling and waste once it leaves the curb. See details and dates of activities listed below.
Waste Management Information Booth
When:Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where:Fairview Mall, St. Catharines
Niagara Region waste management staff will be available to provide information and answer questions on reducing, reusing and recycling and waste management in Niagara. Play our waste reduction PLINKO game for a chance to win a prize made from recycled materials (while quantities last). Continue reading