“Waste Reduction Week” is a special week held from October 18-24, 2010. It is an event that takes place for all of Ottawa and has a mission of helping to raise awareness about reducing the amount of waste that we produce. Throughout the week, the City of Ottawa will be offering programs that will help to get the word out about the importance of protecting the environment and keeping things out of area landfills.
There are many things you can keep in mind to help do your part in reducing waste, including:
• Carrying your own reusable bags to the grocery store.
• Avoid purchasing products that are overly packaged.
• Opt for buying products in bulk, rather than individually wrapped items.
• Avoid buying products that are in non-recyclable packages.
• Use reusable plates, cups and silverware, rather than buying disposables.
• Buy a water filtration system instead of using plastic water bottles.
You will find that you still have items left over that you do not need, even with all your efforts to reduce waste. Periodically you may find it necessary to do a basement cleanout or even do some spring cleaning, both of which will create a lot of unwanted junk. You can opt to have a garage sale to sell some, donate items to area thrift stores, or simply call Capital Junk to remove all of your unwanted items.
Capital Junk serves the entire Ottawa area, helping to remove unwanted household junk, including old appliances, furniture, and more. Besides handling all of the work for you, we are committed to being environmentally responsible and keeping as much out of landfills as possible. Schedule your pick-up online and save $10. Let’s make “Waste Reduction Week” in Ottawa a huge success!