2017 Trashformer Program Progress

2017 Trashformer Program Progress

 

During the next 12 weeks, you can learn more about the Trashformer's and track their progress as they cleanup litter from streets, sidewalks, bushes and roadsides by visiting the WEBSITE or watching for updates on FACEBOOK.

 

 

 

The Trashformer’s will be tracking the following information this summer:

• Number of garbage bags filled with litter and debris
• The weight of these materials removed from our streets and public areas

 

The trashformer’s will also be compiling data on the following litter items listed below during this season’s program:

Refundable items
Fast food wrappers
Hot drink cups
Cold drink cups
Cigarette packages
Cigarettes butts
Sharps (needles)

Odd or unusual items will also highlighted each week as the Trashformer's begin the task of cleaning up litter.

 

 

The 2017 Trashformer team began picking up litter from CBRM Streets and Public Areas on May 23. They will continue this work until August 11, 2017.

 

Trashformer Program Progress:

 

Month of May/June 2017

 

Trashformer Program Progress for Month of June 2017 (Tuesday, May 23 to Friday, June 30,)

 

 

581 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris and disposed of at the Waste Management Facility on Spar Road by the Trashformers. The total weight of the contents contained in the 581 garbage bags they filled was 3,430 kg or 3.43 tonnes.

 

Between May 23, 2017 and June 30, 2017 the Trashformer’s have removed:

897                         Refundable beverage containers
2,430                      Fast food wrappers
5,665                      Hot drink cups
1,078                      Cold drink cups
1,289                      Cigarette packages
1,320                      Cigarettes butts
138                         Sharps (needles)

 

Some of the more unusual pieces of litter removed from the community this month included:

baby strollers
hamster cage
furnace
surf board
bottle of mercury
video game and controller
kettle

 

 

Month of July 2017

 

Trashformer Program Progress for Month of July: Tuesday, July 4 to Friday, July 28, 2017

 

 

340 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris and disposed of at the Waste Management Facility on SPAR Road by the 2017 Trashformer's. The total weight of the contents contained in the 340 garbage bags they filled was 1,440 kg or 1.44 tonnes.

 

Between Tuesday, July 4, 2017 and Friday, July 28, 2017 the Trashformer’s have removed:

700               Refundable beverage containers
3,705            Fast food wrappers
3,810            Hot drink cups
637               Cold drink cups
1,519            Cigarette packages
509               Cigarettes butts
8                   Sharps (needles)

 

Some of the more unusual pieces of litter removed from the community during the month of July included:

Car parts
Hockey sticks
Pool inflatable toys
microwaves
cribs

 

 

Month of August 2017

 

Trashformer Program Progress for Month of August: Monday, July 31, 2017 to Friday, August 11, 2017

 

116 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris and disposed of at the Waste Management Facility on SPAR Road by the 2017 Trashformers. The total weight of the contents contained in the 116 garbage bags they filled was 343 kg or 0.34 tonnes.

 

Between Monday, July 31, 2017 and Friday, August 11, 2017 the Trashformers have removed:

274                    Refundable beverage containers
1,395                 Fast food wrappers
1,770                 Hot drink cups
183                    Cold drink cups
560                    Cigarette packages
107                    Cigarettes butts
11                      Loose sharps (needles)
1                        Filled Safe Sharps Container

 

Some of the more unusual pieces of litter removed from the community during the month of August included:

A wooden frame
Hand cuffs
250 bottle caps
Several hockey pucks
Several yoga maps
A Christmas stocking

 

2017 Trashformer Program:    Results

 

The 2017 Trashformer Program concluded on Friday, August 11, 2017 for another season.  The Trashformers spent 12 weeks between May 23 and August 11, 2017 removing litter, debris  and other materials from CBRM streets and public area's. 

 

During the 2017 season the Trashformers have removed:

 

1,871                       Refundable beverage containers
7,530                       Fast food wrappers/packaging
11,245                     Hot drink cups
1,898                       Cold drink cups
3,368                       Cigarette packages
1,936                       Cigarettes butts
157                          Loose sharps (needles)
1                              Filled Safe Sharps Container

 

Some of the more unusual materials removed from the community during the 2017 season included:

 

Sporting equipment:
hockey sticks & pucks, bikes, surf board, elliptical, yoga mats, etc.

 

Construction & demolition debris:
shingles, wood debris, windows, wooden frames, etc.

 

Appliances/In door & outdoor furniture:


chairs, tables, mattresses, crib,barbeque, toaster, deep fryer, etc.

 

Children's toys:


dolls, sled, video games, CD's, pool toys, kiddy pool, etc.

 

Automobile parts:


tires, muffler, bumper, seats, etc.

 

Food waste:


lobster shells, potatoes, etc.

 

Electronics:


computer monitors, tv sets, radios, etc.

 

Other: uncommon items

shopping carts, furnace, clothing, baby strollers, sun glasses, Styrofoam, kitty litter, satellite box, propane tanks, paint cans, 1,042 bottle caps, vacuum cleaner, propane tanks, aersoal containers etc.