2018 Trashformer Program Progress

2018 Trashformer Program Progress

 

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

 

Polar Bear Beach

 

The Trashformers 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 trashformers 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 that they locate throughout the community will also be highlighted each week as the Trashformers begin the task of cleaning up litter.

The 2018 Trashformer team started to pick up litter from CBRM Streets and Public Areas on Monday, May 28, 2018. They will continue this work until Friday, August 17, 2018.

 

 

Month of May/June 2018

 


Trashformer Program Progress for Month of June 2018 (Monday, May 28, 2018 to Friday, June 29, 2018)

 

798 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris and disposed of at the Waste Management Facility on Spar Road by the Trashformers during the month of June. The total weight of the contents contained in the 798 garbage bags they filled was 3,640 kg or 3.64 tonnes.


Between May 28, 2018 and June 29, 2018 the Trashformers have removed:

 

1,253            Refundable beverage containers

 

4,060            Fast food wrappers

 

4,795            Hot drink cups

 

2,020            Cold drink cups

 

2,985            Cigarette packages

 

3,450            Cigarettes butts

 

101               Sharps (needles)


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

 

baby playpen

 

hockey net

 

razors

 

vinyl records

 

coffee maker

 

lobster traps

 

Christmas ornaments & lights

 

Month of July 2018

 

Trashformer Program Progress for Month of July 2018: Monday, July 1, 2018 to Friday, August 3, 2018

 

548 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris and disposed of at the Waste Management Facility on Spar Road by the Trashformers during the month of July. The total weight of the contents contained in the 548 garbage bags they filled was 1,920 kg or 1.92 tonnes.

 

Between July 1, 2018 and August 3, 2018 the Trashformers have removed:

 

1,937           Refundable beverage containers

 

2,175           Fast food wrappers

 

3,390           Hot drink cups

 

1,990           Cold drink cups

 

2,570           Cigarette packages

 

3,712           Cigarettes butts

 

12                Sharps (needles)

 

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

 

hockey net

 

printers

 

zip ties

 

meat packaging

 

televisions

 

bottle caps

 

Sink

 

Glow sticks

 

Canopy poles

 

Office furniture (chairs, desk)

 

 CB Environmental Association cleanup 2018               

 

 Katie 2018

 

 

Month of August 2018

 

 

Trashformer Program Progress for Month of August 2018:   Monday, August 3, 2018 to Friday, August 17, 2018

 

292 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris and disposed of at the Waste Management Facility on Spar Road by the Trashformers during the month of August.

 

The total weight of the contents contained in the 292 garbage bags they filled was 950 kg or 0.95 tonnes.


Between August 3, 2018 and August 17, 2018 the Trashformers have removed:

 

760             Refundable beverage containers

 

1,150          Fast food wrappers

 

1,710          Hot drink cups

 

1,090         Cold drink cups

 

995            Cigarette packages

 

1,250         Cigarettes butts

 

6                Sharps (needles)

 

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

 

hockey net

 

printers

 

850+ bottle caps

 

scooter

 

televisions

 

Sink

 

Canopy poles

 

Office furniture (chairs, desk)

 

Partnering with other groups in the community CBU and Parks Canada