Enviro Tips

Posted On Friday, May 31, 2019

IMG_1676Batteries can still be recycled at designated drop-off locations, however, the curbside battery collection program has been cancelled going forward. 
“This program proved to be very successful,” said Jason Sherband, Manager – Solid Waste and Recycling Services. “We encourage residents to continue with the momentum and recycle their spent batteries. It is important to keep the batteries from going to the landfill, as batteries can release potentially...

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Posted On Thursday, May 23, 2019

May 29 2017 055Arbor Day is a chance for residents to make Thunder Bay a cleaner, greener and more beautiful place to live. Organized by the City’s Parks & Open Spaces Section, Arbor Day will take place this Saturday, May 25, from 10 am – 12 pm, at Dalhousie Parkette.
The event will include the planting of large caliper trees and shrubs. There will also be an opportunity to speak with members of the EarthCare Thunder Bay’s Community Greening Group and learn more about...

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Posted On Monday, June 18, 2018

ClockIt's the time of year when homes have their highest energy demand of the year. Use appliances in the off-peak hours to reduce strain on the grid. Get into the habit of doing the laundry, running the dishwasher, watching a movie or surfing the web at off-peak hours: between 7 pm and 7 am on weekdays. The demands on energy are lowest, and so are the costs!

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Posted On Tuesday, June 12, 2018

ComposterComposting is a simple way to reduce waste and produce a rich, organic soil conditioner for your lawn, garden or houseplants. So remember to put food scraps, raked leaves and other yard wastes in a compost bin. If you don't have a composter yet, you can buy one for $25 from EcoSuperior.

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Posted On Tuesday, June 12, 2018

FireMake sure no garbage gets burned at your next bonfire. Burning things like plastics, batteries, treated wood and even paper with ink releases harmful chemicals into the air. Since the smoke from backyard burning is released close to the ground where people can easily breathe it, you can end up inhaling a lot of nasty things like dioxins, furans, arsenic, mercury and lead to name a few. So be sure to burn only clean, dry wood!

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