Month of July 2017

Month of July 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.

 

 

 

 

WEEK 7 of the Trashformer Program: Tuesday, July  4 to Friday, July 7, 2017

 

68 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 68 garbage bags they filled was 290 kg or 0.29 tonnes.

 

The Trashformer’s picked up:

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 Trashformer’s removed from their cleanup area's during the week of July 4 to July 7, 2017 included:

Baby strollers
Car parts
Vehicle seats
Shingles

 

 

WEEK 8 of the Trashformer Program:   Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14, 2017

 

101 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 101 garbage bags they filled was 400kg or 0.40 tonnes.

 

The Trashformer’s picked up:

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 Trashformer’s removed from their cleanup area's during the week of July 10 to July 14, 2017 included:

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

 

 

WEEK 9 of the Trashformer Program: Monday, July 17 to Friday, July 21, 2017

 

102 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 102 garbage bags they filled was 440kg or 0.44 tonnes.

 

The Trashformer’s picked up:

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 Trashformer’s removed from their cleanup area's during the week of July 17 to July 21, 2017 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: Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28, 2017

 

101 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 101 garbage bags they filled was 400kg or 0.40 tonnes.

 

 

The Trashformer’s picked up:

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 Trashformer’s removed from their cleanup area's during the week of July 24 to July 28, 2017 included:

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

 

 

Month of July Statistical Results

 

Trashformer Program Results for Month of July: Tuesday, July 4 to Friday, July 28, 2017

 

The 2017 Trashformer Program started on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. During the month of July, Sara Hamilton, Jonah Hudec, Jesse MacIntyre, Christine MacDonald and Nick Collishaw have filled 340 garbage bags with litter and debris. The total weight of the contents contained in the 340 garbage bags they filled was 1,440kg or 1.44 tonnes.

 

Between Tuesday, July 4, 2017 and Friday, July 28, 2017 the Trashformer’s 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 the month of July included:

Car parts
Hockey stick
Pool inflatable toys
microwave
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.