Month of May & June 2017

Month of May & June 2017

Before 1 cleanup 2017 

The 2017 Trashformer Team tracked 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 team compiled data on the following litter items:  

Refundables 
Fast food packaging
Hot drink cups
Cold drink cups
Cigarette packages
Cigarette Butts

Sharps (needles)

Month of May & June

Week 1 of Trashformer Program:  May 22, 2017 to May 26, 2017

68 bags of litter and debris were filled at a weight of 540 kgs or 0.54 tonnes.

The Trashformers removed:

  97           Refundable items
578           Fast food wrappers
615           Hot drink cups
400           Cold drink cups
122           Cigarette packages
118           Cigarette butts
100           Sharps (needles)

Some of the odd or unusual items the removed from their cleanup areas included:

Clothing
1 Bicycle
Shingles
2 full bags of potatoes
Headphones
Wooden chairs
VHS tapes
Children's dolls
2 televisions
1 radio 

Week 2 of Trashformer Program:  May 29, 2017 to June 2, 2017

91 bags of litter and debris were filled at a weight of 530 kg or 0.53 tonnes.

The Trashformers removed:

127                Refundable beverage containers
870                Fast food wrappers
1,015             Hot drink cups
205                Cold drink cups
202                Cigarette packages
66                  Cigarette butts
16                  Sharps (needles)

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

2 bicycles
1 toaster
1 air mattress
shingles
1 scooter
1 lawn mower
1 bag of styrofoam
chairs
1 radio

Week 3 of Trashformer Program:  June 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017

134 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris at a weight of 730 kg or 0.73 tonnes.

The Trashformers removed:

145      Refundable beverage containers
1,005   Fast food wrappers
895      Hot drink cups
235      Cold drink cups
145      Cigarette packages
433      Cigarette butts
11        Sharps (needles)

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

2 toasters
1 computer monitor
80+ tin cans
10 bags of kitty litter
1 muffler
2 barbeques
2 kettles
1 lamp
1 radio

Week 4 of Trashformer Program:  June 12, 2017 to June 16, 2017

93 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris at a weight of 580 kg or 0.58 tonnes.

The Trashformers removed:

155   Refundable beverage containers
748   Fast food wrappers
805   Hot drink cups
100   Cold drink cups
205   Cigarette packages
  14   Cigarette butts
    6   Sharps (needles)

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

1 toaster oven
1 deep fryer
1 furnace
1 set of car keys
1 car bumper
1 sled
3 paint cans
1 chair
1 bottle of mercury
5 laundry detergent jugs
1 kettle
1 Nintendo controller
1 sled
1 ironing board

Week 5 of the Trashformer Program:  June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017 

105 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris at a weight of 630 kg or 0.63 tonnes.

The Trashformers removed:

197 Refundable beverage containers
1,440 Fast food wrappers
1,460 Hot drink cups
47 Cold drink cups
320 Cigarette packages
536 Cigarette butts
5 Sharps (needles) 

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

1  hamster cage & ball
2  office chairs
Wedding photographs
1  Surf board
$ 25.00 in change

Week 6 of Trashformer Program:  June 26, 2017 to June 30, 2017

90 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris at a weight of 420 kg or 0.42 tonnes.

The Trashformers removed:

176           Refundable beverage containers
900           Fast food wrappers
875           Hot drink cups
91             Cold drink cups
295           Cigarette packages
153           Cigarette butts
0               Sharps (needles)

Some of the uncommon items the Trashformer’s removed from their cleanup areas included:

1/2  iPhone
1  video game
1 pair of sunglasses
A large amount of plastic cable wire covering
A couple of garden hoses
4 baby strollers

 

Trashformer Program:  Month of May/June Update:   May 22, 2017 to June 30, 2017

The Trashformers filled 581 garbage bags with litter and debris at a weight of 3,430 kg or 3.43 tonnes.

During the Month of May/June, the Trashformers removed:

897                               Refundable beverage containers
2,430                            Fast food wrappers
5,665                            Hot drink cups
1,078                            Cold drink cups
1,289                            Cigarette packages
1,320                            Cigarettes butts
138                               Sharps (needles)

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

baby strollers
hamster cage
furnace
surf board
bottle of mercury
video game and controller
kettle