Month of July 2017

Month of July 2017

2017 Trashformers 

The Trashformer Team continued to track and compile data on the following information during the summer of 2017:

• 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 common litter items they removed.  The common items tracked included:

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

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

Week 7 of the Trashformer Program:  July  3, 2017 to July 7, 2017

68 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris at a weight of 290 kg or 0.29 tonnes.

The Trashformers removed:

185                            Refundable beverage containers
545                            Fast food wrappers
640                            Hot drink cups
102                           Cold drink cups
264                           Cigarette packages
125                           Cigarette butts
0                               Loose sharps (needles)

Some of the uncommon items the Trashformers removed from their cleanup areas included:

Baby strollers
Car parts
Vehicle seats
Shingles

Week 8 of the Trashformer Program:  July 10, 2017 to July 14, 2017

101 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris at a weight of 400kg or 0.40 tonnes.

The Trashformers removed:

185                           Refundable beverage containers
1,045                        Fast food wrappers
1,315                        Hot drink cups
218                          Cold drink cups
410                          Cigarette packages
108                          Cigarette butts
4                              Loose sharps (needles)

Some of the uncommon items the Trashformers removed from their cleanup areas included:

Lots of styrofoam
1         propane tank
1         satellite box
2         shopping carts
248     “weed baggies”

Week 9 of the Trashformer Program:  July 17, 2019 to July 21, 2017

102 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris at a weight of 440kg or 0.44 tonnes.

The Trashformers removed:

170                  Refundable beverage containers
1,105               Fast food wrappers
1,030               Hot drink cups
155                  Cold drink cups
470                  Cigarette packages
156                  Cigarette butts
3                      loose sharps (needles)

Some of the uncommon items the Trashformers removed from their cleanup areas included:

720                 bottle caps
1                     vacuum
1                     crib
1                     lawn chair
                       Inflatable pool toys
                       Skidoo skis
1                     high chair

Week 10 of the Trashformer program:  July 24, 2017 to July 28, 2017

101 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris at a weight of 400kg or 0.40 tonnes.

The Trashformers removed:

160                Refundable beverage containers
1,010             Fast food wrappers
825                Hot drink cups
162                Cold drink cups
375                Cigarette packages
120                Cigarette butts
1                    Loose needle

Some of the uncommon items the Trashformers removed from their cleanup areas included:

1                   microwave
1                   hockey stick
1                   kiddie’s pool
1                   tv set
1                  elliptical
1                  lawn chair

 

Trashformer Program:  Month of July Update: July 4 to July 28, 2017

The 2017 Trashformer Team filled 340 garbage bags with litter and debris at a weight of 1,440kg or 1.44 tonnes.

During the month of July, the Trashformers have removed:

700                    Refundable beverage containers
3,705                 Fast food wrappers
3,810                 Hot drink cups
637                    Cold drink cups
1,519                 Cigarette packages
509                    Cigarettes butts
8                        Loose sharps (needles)

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

Car parts
Hockey stick
Pool inflatable toys
microwave
crib

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