Ontario's Day of Action on Litter is May 11, 2021
5/11/2021 9:33:30 AM
A cleaner environment begins at home. Small changes to prevent and reduce waste and litter add up when we make them every day. Ontario has proclaimed the second Tuesday of May each year, as the official Day of Action on Litter in the province, to encourage everyone to take action to prevent, reduce and divert waste. The Township of South-West Oxford recognizes the importance of action against litter locally. As we move towards Future Oxford's goal of zero waste, we are taking steps to make changes to our facilities, halls and parks by the end of this calendar year to help avoid and eliminate waste. Learn more about what the Township is doing by viewing Councillor Pickard's blog post.
How can you help? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there are actions all of us can still take to put litter in its proper place while staying at home and physically distancing. You can do this by:
- Reducing waste: giving old products new life instead of throwing them away. For example, using old containers for storage.
- Diverting waste: recycling or composting materials when and where possible to divert waste away from landfills. For example, by using your blue bin and composter/food digester.
- Preventing waste: stopping waste before its created. For example, by choosing to buy goods with less packaging.
- Properly disposing waste: making sure anything that does belong in the trash, such as disposable gloves and masks, is placed in properly tied or sealed garbage bags to keep our neighbourhoods clean and safe.
We all have the power to stop waste and litter from getting into our environment. All actions - big or small - can make a difference.