Landfill Tour During Waste Reduction Week

(ST CATHARINES, ON) – During Waste Reduction Week, Oct. 20 – 26, Niagara Region will hold public tours, information booths and a contest to educate residents about the importance of waste reduction and provide the opportunity to learn what happens to their recycling and waste once it leaves the curb. See details and dates of activities listed below.

Waste Management Information Booth

  • When: Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Where: Fairview Mall, St. Catharines

Niagara Region waste management staff will be available to provide information and answer questions on reducing, reusing and recycling and waste management in Niagara. Play our waste reduction PLINKO game for a chance to win a prize made from recycled materials (while quantities last).

Recycling Centre Tour

  • When: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Where: 4935 Kent Ave., Niagara Falls

Join the Niagara Region and Niagara Recycling for a 30 minute guided tour of the Region’s Recycling Centre. Learn first-hand about the machines, processes and people that sort, bale and ship your recyclables. For safety reasons, closed toed shoes with long pants are required. Individuals must be 10 years of age or older and be able to walk a flight of stairs to participate.

Reservations are required to participate in the tour and space is limited. Spaces can be reserved by calling the Region’s Waste Info-Line at 905-356-4141 or 1-800-594-5542 Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by email.

Niagara Road 12 Landfill Site Tour

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
  • 9:45 a.m. Bus (school bus) leaves Niagara Region headquarters, 2201 St. David’s Rd., Thorold
  • 10:30 a.m. Arrive at Landfill Site, tour commences (those meeting the tour at the site will board the bus for the tour)
  • 11:30 a.m. Tour ends. Travel back to Niagara Region headquarters
  • Noon Arrive at Niagara Region headquarters

Discover how modern landfills are planned, engineered and monitored and see first-hand why reducing our waste is so important.

If you will be using your own transportation, you can meet the tour at 7015 Concession 7 Rd., West Lincoln. Let us know if you are providing your own transportation when you register.

Reservations are required to participate in the tour and space is limited. Spaces can be reserved by calling the Region’s Waste Info-Line at 905-356-4141 or 1-800-594-5542 Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by email.

Tours and bus transportation to the landfill site are free of charge.

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