Thngs to do to Celebrates Earth Week in Niagara

A News Release from Niagara, Ontario’s Regional Government

Posted April 5th, 2018 on Niagara At Large

Join Niagara Region in celebrating Earth Week 2018 by participating in the following activities, which are provided to residents free of charge. Finish off the week with Earth Day on April 22, 2018 and celebrate the largest environmental event in the world at home with your family and friends.

Recycling Centre Tour – Wednesday, April 18, 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
4935 Kent Ave., Niagara Falls

The sorting plant where our recycled waste goes

Join Niagara Region and Niagara Recycling for a 45-minute guided tour of Niagara Region’s Recycling Centre. Learn first-hand about the machines, processes and people that sort, bale and ship your recyclables.

For safety reasons, closed toed shoes with long pants are required. Individuals must be 10 years of age or older and be able to walk a flight of stairs to participate.

The tour is free of charge, reservations are required to participate and space is limited. Spaces can be reserved for the tour by calling the Region’s Waste Info-Line at 905-356-4141 or 1-800-594-5542 Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by emailing rach​el.beni@niagararegion.ca.

Shred Day– Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
5030 Montrose Rd., Niagara Falls

In partnership with Niagara Recycling, Niagara Region will be offering shredding services to residents at Niagara Region’s Recycling Centre. Residents are encouraged to bring up to three boxes for shredding with a food or cash donation for local charity ($4 per box after the first three). A box is considered to be no larger than a banker’s box, similar to a printer paper supply box (15 inches long, 10 inches deep and 12 inches across).

Only loose paper and paper with staples or small paper clips are accepted. Photographs, paper with metal clips or claws, plastic, book coils, greeting cards, hanging file folders, binders and duo tangs are not allowed.

Please note: The Recycling Centre will only be open for shredding services this day. The office will remain closed and recycling containers will not be available for purchase.

Waste Management Information Booth– Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Pen Centre – 221 Glendale Ave., St. Catharines

Niagara Region Waste Management staff will be available to provide information and answer questions on a variety of waste management programs in the Niagara region. Additionally, staff will be selling Blue Boxes, Grey Boxes, Green Bins and Kitchen Catchers.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Drop-off Contest – Monday, April 16 – Saturday, April 21

Niagara Region encourages residents to properly dispose of HHW by bringing it to one of Niagara’s permanent household hazardous waste depots.  Bring HHW items to one of our four depots (includes our partial Bridge Street drop-off) between April 16-21 and receive a ballot to enter a draw for a $50 VISA gift card.  For a full list of acceptable HHW items and for HHW drop-off depot hours visit our website at niagararegion.ca/waste.

HHW Depot Locations

Niagara Road 12 Landfill
Concession Rd. 7, West Lincoln
Open to all residents for household hazardous waste. Landfill is only open to residents of Grimsby, Lincoln, Pelham and West Lincoln.

Humberstone Landfill
Humberstone Rd., Welland

Thorold Yard Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Depot
3557 Townline Rd., Thorold

Bridge Street Drop-off Depot
1300 Bridge St., Fort Erie
Only batteries, oil, propane tanks and paint accepted at this location.

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