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