Month of August 2017

Month of August 2017

 

 

 

During the 2017 Trashformer Program, the Trashformers' have been asked to track and compile data on 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 Team will also compile 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)

 

The Trashformers will also note any odd or unusual items they pickup each week from the community.

 

 

Month of August

 

WEEK 11: Trashformer Program Update for Monday, July 31, 2017 to Friday, August 4, 2017

 

 

57 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris and disposed of at the Waste Management Facility by the Trashformers. The total weight of the contents contained in the 57 garbage bags they filled was 118 kg or 0.12 tonnes.

 

The Trashformer’s picked up:

160                         Refundable beverage containers
845                         Fast food wrappers
730                         Hot drink cups
43                           Cold drink cups
295                         Cigarette packages
57                           Cigarette butts
1                             Safe Sharps Container filled with needles

 

Some of the uncommon items the Trashformer’s removed from their cleanup area's during the week of July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017 included:

1 safe sharps container filled with needles
A wooden chest
A window frame
250 bottle caps
Children’s CD
Several yoga mats
Several hockey pucks

 

 

WEEK 12: Trashformer Program Update for Monday, August 7, 2017 to Friday, August 11, 2017

 

59 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris and disposed of at the Waste Management Facility by the Trashformers. The total weight of the contents contained in the 59 garbage bags they filled was 225 kg or 0.23 tonnes.

The Trashformer’s picked up:


114                         Refundable beverage containers
550                         Fast food wrappers
1,040                      Hot drink cups
140                         Cold drink cups
265                         Cigarette packages
50                           Cigarette butts
11                           loose sharps (needles)

 

Some of the uncommon items the Trashformer’s removed from their cleanup area's during the week of August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017 included:


1 bag of refundable items
Handcuffs
A chair
Christmas stocking
A bath tub

 

 

Month of August:         Statistical Results

 

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

 

The 2017 Trashformer Program started on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. During the month of August, Sara Hamilton, Jonah Hudec, Jesse MacIntyre, Christine MacDonald and Nick Collishaw have filled 116 garbage bags with litter and debris. 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 Trashformer’s 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 window frame
250 bottle caps
Several hockey pucks
Christmas stocking
Several yoga mats
A wooden chest
One filled safe sharps container
A crib

 

 

For more information on litter prevention in CBRM, phone the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337. Educators are available to respond to inquiries from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.