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Posted On Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Litter Cleanup posterEarthCare Thunder Bay is teaming up with EcoSuperior for a Litter Cleanup Day in the parkland/shoreline at Marina Park on Sleeping Giant Parkway. The clean-up will take place from 9 am to 12 noon on Sunday, Aug. 15 and be headquartered near the Marina Office. PPE and collection bags will be provided to participants.  
Researchers estimate that roughly 10 million kilograms of plastics enter the Great Lakes every year, polluting the lakes and their surrounding watersheds....

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Posted On Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The City of Thunder Bay’s curbside collection of organic leaf and yard waste will take place from Oct. 27 to Nov. 6 during residents’ regular recycling days. 
Homeowners must use paper bags for leaf and yard waste. Kraft paper bags are available at most hardware and grocery stores. Regular weight limits of 18 kg/40 lbs. per bag apply. 
Branches and brush can also be left at the curb for collection in bundles. Bundles must be less than one metre long...

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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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