Make Memories, Not Waste This Holiday Season
The holiday season brings tradition and celebration, but it also means more waste being sent to the landfill. The City of Regina encourages residents to rethink their waste and have a greener holiday.
In Canada, common forms of holiday waste include packaging, old electronics, food and even toys. There are many ways Regina residents can reduce their environmental impact like giving the gift of an experience, discovering new recipes to make with leftovers, using old gift bags or wrapping gifts in reusable cloth.
Before your holiday clean up, be sure to check the holiday checklist twice as a reminder of the items that are “naughty” and “nice”:
Nice (Accepted in blue cart)
Naughty (Not accepted in blue cart)
Flatten cardboard boxes so you can fit more recyclables in the blue cart or take excess recyclable material to the Big Blue Bins. Please remember that the blue cart lid needs to close so the recyclables can be collected and to prevent litter.
Create memories, not waste. For low waste gift ideas, tips to reduce food waste, waste-free wrapping ideas and a holiday recycling checklist, visit Regina.ca/reduce.
Did you know? Regina’s household waste usually increases by 25 per cent over the holidays. As a community, we can #choosetoreduce.