Waste Reduction Week Events

Registered Waste Reduction Week Events for 2018

Check out what registered waste reduction events are going on in your area! 

Waste Reduction Week events

Recycling & Cleanup Events

The Coffee Cup Revolution is hosted annually to demonstrate what a coffee refund system can achieve as well as open up dialogue about how binning can support green communities and vice versa. Our event is geared towards binners, or waste-pickers, who do the daily work of refunding bottles and cans, to allow them to participate in a one-day pop-up depot to refund coffee cups.

Your documents shredded securely by donation to the Surrey Food Bank, thanks to the Surrey RCMP partnering with Super-Save Shredding. Bring your bags and boxes of papers to be shredded on the spot.

Help keep the Township beautiful by participating in a community litter cleanup led by the Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS). All cleanup equipment will be provided, but dress for the weather – this event is rain or shine!

Repair and Reuse Events

Join us at our first Repair Café during Waste Reduction Week to fix your items instead. We’ll provide tools, materials and skilled volunteers to help you repair your – lamp, bike, jewelry, sweater tear and more. 

  • Event date: Saturday, October 20 (10:00-14:00)
  • Event type: Clothing Swap and Repair
  • Organization: Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment (AWARE)
  • Location: 4329 Main St. Whistler, BC
  • Website: http://www.awarewhistler.org
  • Email: info@awarewhistler.org

Clothing Repair Workshop and Clothing Swap at the Golden Youth Centre. All ages are welcome. Bring a clothing item you want to repair. Supplies and instruction will be provided.

Education and Outreach Events

A New Way Each Day: A social media campaign highlighting a new way each day people can reduce waste.

  • Event date: Monday, October 15 to Sunday, October 21
  • Event type: Education & Outreach Event
  • Organization: Baker Creek Enhancement Society
  • Twitter: @bakercrksociety
  • Location: Quesnel

Learn how to activate new and proven strategies for reducing waste in your home and community. Listen to case studies from North America to South America from environmental educators Garth von Buchholz (Canada) and Danielle Bruzzi (Brazil).

  • Event date: Saturday, October 20 (10:00am-11:00am)
  • Event type: Education & Outreach Event
  • Organization: Global Island Eco
  • Location: 1411 Quadra Street, Victoria
  • Website: http://GlobalIsland.ca
  • Twitter: @globalislandeco

Award-winning film Just Eat It follows a Vancouver couple as they decide to eat only rescued food for six months. What they find is shocking: truckloads of perfectly edible food destined for the landfill. No pre-registration required, but seats are limited. First come, first serve. Please note: No food or drinks allowed in theatre. 

  • Event date: Monday, October 15 (7:00pm, doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Event type: Education & Outreach Event
  • Organization: Township of Langley
  • Location: Township Civic Facility, 20338 65 Ave, Fraser River Presentation Theatre (4th floor)
  • Website: http://www.tol.ca/events/waste-reduction-week-in-canada
  • More Info: 604-533-6090, extension 3488

Waste Free Lunches:

Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School is planning to participate in a "Waste Free Lunch" for the week of October 15-21. This will be similar to the "pack-in, pack-out" lunch concept that many schools already have encompassed, however we would like to encourage lunches without any packaging and use of re-usable containers during the week. 

  • Event date: Monday, October 15 - Friday, October 19
  • Event type: Waste-Free Lunch
  • Organization: Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School 
  • Location: West Kelowna, BC

Canyon-Lister Elementary School is planning a litter-less lunch campaign in support of Waste Reduction Week. We also pledge to continue to recycle all paper, plastic, markers, and batteries, educate about and promote litterless lunches, and continue to compost.

  • Event date: Monday, October 15 - October 19
  • Event type: Litter-less Lunch Campaign
  • Organization: Canyon-Lister Elementary School
  • Location: Canyon, BC