SETTING UP WASTE SEPARATION
The Public Outreach team is happy to assist you in organizing waste separation bins for events within the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg and the Towns of Bridgewater and Mahone Bay. Whether it's a small workshop or multi-day event that attracts thousands of people, waste will be produced and it must be sorted properly. Public Outreach can lend you one or more sorting stations, provide a few bags and signage for free. Reservations can be made by calling (902) 543-2991. There is a limited supply of stations so book today!
please note, It is your responsibility to pick up and return the stations.
The Lunenburg Regional Community Recycling Center is pleased to provide an information booth at your event within the Municipality of the Disctrict of Lunenburg and Towns of Mahone Bay and Bridgewater. The Public Outreach team can offer free recycling brochures and information for these three municipal areas. Recycled products can also be displayed and discussed. Call (902) 543-2991 for more information.
Waste Reduction Tips for Events
- Waste bins should be clustered together to promote proper waste separation. Each cluster should provide collection of organics, recyclables, garbage and paper. Organics cannot be delivered to the Lunenburg Regional Community Recycling Center's Composting Facility in plastic bags. Choose paper green cart liners for organics --these break down well at the Recycling Centre's composting facility. 'Compostable bags' do not break down. If you aren't sure, give the Community Recycling Centre a call at (902) 543-2991.
- Ensure all bins are labelled and facing outward, not covered by bags. Signs can be printed from this website, click here.
- If there are vendors selling beverages or food, serve reusable (or biodegradable) cups, dishes and cutlery or choose containers that can be recycled; remember, Styrofoam is not recyclable!
- Ask vendors to serve condiments (i.e. ketchup, mustard, relish, mayonaise, salt and pepper) in bulk rather than individual packages.
- Typically, vendors and exhibitors produce most of the corrugated cardboard waste at special events, so cardboard recycling points can be located behind the scenes, near dumpsters. If sufficient staff is available, they can circulate around vendors to collect cardboard as it is generated—the added convenience may encourage vendors, who were not otherwise inclined, to recycle.