Regina to Celebrate Second Annual Waste Reduction Week: October 16 – 22, 2023
To help celebrate waste reduction week, the City of Regina is encouraging residents to find ways to reduce the amount of waste that comes into their homes and goes out to the landfill. As part of Circular Economy Month, this week is focused on the waste reduction component of a circular economy.
This year, the City of Regina is focusing on Textile Tuesday and Food Waste Friday. Some easy ways to reduce the waste that comes into your home include:
- purchasing package-free products
- buying used clothing and household items
- sharing tools with neighbours, friends and family
“Waste reduction is something every resident can participate in,” said Kurtis Doney, Acting Executive Director of Citizen Services. “We are encouraging residents to consider how they can reduce waste through proper sorting and reusing or sharing items to ultimately send less garbage to the landfill.”
Throughout the week, residents can share their favourite ways to reduce waste for a chance to win sustainability prizes! To enter these contests, visit the City’s Facebook page and watch for waste reduction questions.
In 2018, Regina City Council unanimously set a goal for Regina to become a net-zero community by 2050. Everyone can participate towards this by checking out Regina’s Seven “Big Moves” at Regina.ca/renewable, reducing the waste you bring into your home, finding creative ways to share and repurpose items to keep them out of the landfill, and properly sorting waste into recycling and food and yard streams. Not sure how to dispose of an item? Check out the Waste Wizard at Regina.ca/waste.
Visit Regina.ca/reduce to learn more about what you can do to reduce waste.