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's will also be tracking common litter items they pick up. The common items which will be tracked include:

Refundables (glass, plastic bottles & cans)
Fast food packaging
Hot drink cups
Cold drink cups
Cigarette packages
Cigarette Butts

 

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