Month of August 2017

Month of August 2017

 

 litter 2017

The 2017 Trashformer Team continued to track and compiled data on the following information:

• Number of garbage bags filled with litter and debris.
• The weight of litter and debris removed from municipal streets and public areas.

The Trashformer Team also compiled data on the following litter items:  The common litter items tracked included:

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

The Trashformers also documented odd or unusual items they removed each week from the community.

Month of August

Week 11 of the Trashformer Program:  July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017

57 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris at a weight of 118 kg or 0.12 tonnes.

The Trashformer Team removed:

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 Team removed from their cleanup areas 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 of the Trashformer Program:  August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017

59 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris at a weight of 225 kg or 0.23 tonnes.

The Trashformers removed:


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 Trashformers removed from their cleanup areas included:


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

     

Trashformer Program:  Month of August Update: July 31, 2017 to August 11, 2017

The 2017 Trashformer team filled 116 garbage bags with litter and debris at a weight of 343 kg or 0.34 tonnes.

During the month of August, 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 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