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 weight of the materials collected 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 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 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