The purpose of the Zero Waste SWOX Facilities Committee is to review and provide advice and recommendations to Council, staff, hall and park committees, user groups and residents on the Township’s transition to zero waste facilities.
As stated in the Oxford County Zero Waste Plan and according to a 2006 Natural Resources report, “every year approximately $1 billion worth of recoverable materials are lost to landfills across Canada.” In addition to resource and energy losses, significant benefits to Oxford’s environment and economy can be found through better management of resources.
The Committee's responsiblities include:
- The purpose of the Zero Waste SWOX Facilities Committee is to make recommendations to Council to define “zero waste” for Township facilities;
- To conduct a baseline of outputs from Township facilities to see where the Township is currently, and report to Council following the implementation of zero waste to show progress and success of transitioning to zero waste;
- To facilitate the Township’s transition to zero waste as defined by the Committee;
- To develop a communications plan to residents and users of Township halls, parks and facilities regarding the Township’s transition to zero waste
- To explore the options and associated costs that will be a result of the Township’s transition to zero waste;
- To explore the various methods and options available for dealing with waste generated within Township facilities;
- To periodically report to Council on the status and outcomes of the Township’s transition to Zero Waste until the end of the current term of Council.