Four Easy Actions for Waste Reduction Week

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Waste Reduction Week is October October 21 to 25. The City of Cornwall is hosting community-wide textile collection that week. Here are the details for I Give A Shirt, as well as other ways for residents to participate:

Cornwall Gives A Shirt

  • Set out bags of gently used clothing, linens, and footwear on your regular collection day the week of October 21 to 25. Be sure to mark these bags with a large and clear sign marked with “Cornwall Gives A Shirt.”
  • To download an “I Give A Shirt” sign, please click here.
  • Volunteers will collect the bags and donate them to one of two local thrift stores: Serendipity Boutique and Agape Centre’s New For You.
  • Previous years have seen residents donate more than 5,000 pounds, or 1,500 bags, of textiles. These donations divert waste from the landfill.
  • Items that are defective (for instance, coats missing buttons or with broken zippers) can still be donated. These items will be hung on the Giving Tree outside Serendipity Boutique.

Landfill Tour

  • Learn about where your waste goes, and how it is managed, at the City of Cornwall Landfill. This hour-long tour will be offered at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 21.
  • To register, please click here.
  • A Cornwall Transit shuttle will collect residents at 12:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. from the Civic Complex. Residents will be dropped off at the same location after the tour.

Survey: Organics Diversion

Plus: Waste Reduction Action Group’s Swap, Share, Repair Fair

  • This event, offered by Transition Cornwall +’s Waste Reduction Action Group, will be held on Saturday, October 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the former BMO Building (159 Pitt Street)
  • Stop by to swap and share unwanted games and books, learn about repairing and waste reduction, and browse second-hand pop-up shops. Plus: recycle batteries, textiles, electronics, and more.
  • Want to learn more? Click here.