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Mississauga’s Efforts in Recycling Collection Drive is a Success 

The City of Mississauga collected 4,300 kilograms of electronic waste and clothing in Partners in Project Green’s 2016 Recycling Collection Drive. This waste was diverted from landfill, contributing to a clean environment.

 

From October 17 to 21, unwanted electronics and used clothing was dropped off at no charge to 14 City facilities across Mississauga.

 

“This was a great opportunity to rally with our local partners, employees and residents to participate in a worthwhile initiative,” said Brenda Osborne, Director, Environment. “Thanks to everyone’s efforts, the City accounts for over 60 per cent of the total waste gathered in the Recycling Collection Drive.”

 

The City’s collection (4,300 kilograms) is equivalent to the weight of 39 black bears; 2,150 laptops; 316 32 inch LED televisions; 187 full garbage bags of family waste; 593 turkeys; 36 adult reindeer or 139 live Christmas trees.

 

“The City of Mississauga has demonstrated impressive leadership with their participation in the Recycling Collection Drive for Waste Reduction Week in Canada,” said Catherine Leighton, Waste Coordinator, Partners in Project Green. “Partners in Project Green would like to congratulate the City of Mississauga and their citizens for their significant achievement and commitment to sustainability.”

 

In total, 16 organizations with 30 drop off locations throughout the Greater Toronto Area participated in the drive and together diverted a total of 6,900 kilograms from landfill.

 

For more information about the City’s environmental priorities and actions, visit mississauga.ca/environment.

 

Background 

  • ·         Waste Reduction Week in Canada is a national environmental campaign that builds awareness around issues of sustainable and responsible consumption.
  • ·         The 2016 Recycling Collection Drive was the first for Partners in Project Green.
  • ·         The initiative was part of Partners in Project Green’s ongoing waste management program calledMaterial Exchange.
  • ·         All clothing items will be donated to the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Clothesline Program.
  • ·         All electronic items are recycled by Revolution Recycling.

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