Month of May & June 2017

Month of May & June 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

 

Month of May & June

Week 1 of the Trashformer Program: Tuesday, May 23 to Friday May 26, 2017

 

68 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 bags they filled during Week 1 was 540 kgs or 0.54 tonnes.

 

The Trashformers picked up:

 

  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 uncommon items that the Trashformers removed from their cleanup area's during their first week 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 the Trashformer Program:  Monday, May 29 to Friday, June 2, 2017

 

91 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 91 bags they filled during Week 2 was 530 kg or 0.53 tonnes.

 

The Trashformer’s picked up:

 

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 uncommon items the Trashformer’s removed from their cleanup area's during the week of May 29 to June 2, 2017 included:

 

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

 

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

 

134 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 134 bags they filled during Week 3 was 730 kg or 0.73 tonnes.

 

The Trashformer’s picked up:

 

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 Trashformer’s removed from their cleanup area's during the week of June 5 to June 9, 2017 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 the Trashformer Program: Monday, June 12 to Friday, June 16, 2017

 

 

93 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 93 bags they filled during Week 4 was 580 kg or 0.58 tonnes.

 

The Trashformer's picked up:

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 Trashformer’s removed from their cleanup area's during the week of June 12 to June 16, 2017 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: Monday, June 19 to Friday, June 23, 2017

 

105 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 105 bags they filled during Week 5 was 630 kg or 0.63 tonnes.

 

The Trashformer's picked up:

 

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 Trashformer’s removed from their cleanup area's during the week of June19 to June 23, 2017 included:

 

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

 

 

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

 

90 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 90 bags they filled during Week 6 was 420 kg or 0.42 tonnes.

 

The Trashformer's picked up:

 

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 area's during the week of June 26 to June 30, 2017 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 Progress: Month of May/June (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 to Friday, June 30, 2017)

 

 

The Trashformer's have filled 581 garbage bags with litter and debris. The total weight of the contents contained in the 581 garbage bags they filled was 3,430 kg or 3.43 tonnes.

 

Between May 23, 2017 and June 30, 2017 the Trashformer’s have 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