Monthly Archives: October 2011

Make your Halloween Environmentally Friendly

That spooky time of the year is upon us! While Halloween can be frightening good fun for children and parents; the decorations, costumes, and candies can be downright scary for the environment. So this Halloween, my family tried to think … Continue reading

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Composting is good but wasting less food is better!

Let’s face it, we’ve all done it, we’ve let the broccoli, strawberries, and bread, go bad. Luckily for Halton residents, we have the GreenCart program that accepts those food items and more we’ve so easily let expire. Let’s take a … Continue reading

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The Abundance of Stuff

Television presents us with a spectrum of shows about families dealing with clutter.  You can watch shows about basic home organization (Neat; Home Made Simple), shows about extreme cleaning (How Clean is Your House?), shows about clutter (Clean Sweep; Enough Already) and the guiltiest-pleasure … Continue reading

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Take Action with Waste Reduction Week – October 17 to 23, 2011

Not to be confused with Earth Day in April, Waste Reduction Week(WRW) is a national event recognized during the third week in October and is coordinated by non-profit organizations and recycling councils from across the country.  The representative council in Ontario is … Continue reading

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A day in the life of a garbage bag

Have you ever wondered where your bag of garbage ends up and how it gets there?  To be honest, before I got into the field of Waste Management, I never really put a lot of thought into it.  You might be surprised … Continue reading

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The most popular employee at Halton’s landfill is…

There is a very hard-working individual at the Halton Waste Management Site that is one of the Region’s most popular employees. She can be found at Halton’s landfill every day and always has a good “birds’ eye-view” of the activities going on. … Continue reading

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Instead of red and orange, let’s see “Green” this Thanksgiving

It’s that time of the year again where many families get together for Thanksgiving to enjoy delicious food and the beautiful array of colours the fall season has brought upon us. Thanksgiving is one of my favourite holidays; it’s like Christmas … Continue reading

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Ever thought about using cloth diapers?

Are you a new parent dealing with all the excitement and fast pace of a little one? Have you noticed how many disposable diapers you go through in one day? Perhaps you are expecting your first little one and not … Continue reading

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