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RRC WASTE REDUCTION WEEK – OCTOBER 24-28, 2016

October 21, 2016

Piles of electronic waste ready to be picked up for recycling.

Piles of electronic waste ready to be picked up for recycling.

Did you know that at the Brady Road Landfill, methane gas is captured and burned thereby reducing annual greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of taking 21,700 passenger vehicles off the road?

Did you know that Winnipeg Harvest uses approximately 1 million plastic bags to deliver emergency food kits each year?

Did you know that you can bring used writing instruments to Staples locations to be recycled as part of their partnership with Terracycle?

October 24-28, 2016 is RRC Waste Reduction Week and we have several activities planned which will give you opportunities to learn more, be inspired, and take action (including a draw for a $500 gift certificate to a local bike shop)!


TOUR OF BRADY ROAD LANDFILL
Wednesday, October 26 | 2PM – 3PM
The Brady Road Resource Management Facility is more than a landfill. The City of Winnipeg is undertaking some exciting initiatives aimed at reducing the waste we send to the landfill, and of mitigating the environmental and social impacts of the site. The tour will include seeing the new 4R depot, the methane capture and flare project, the leaf and yard waste compost pads, and the biosolids pilot composting project.

Space is limited for this tour, so sign up now!


E-WASTE DROP OFF AND PITCH IN REDESIGN CONSULTATION (PRIZES)
Wednesday, October 26 | 11AM – 1PM | Library Hallway, NDC
Thursday, October 27 | 11AM – 1PM | Roblin Atrium, EDC
Friday, October 28 | 11AM – 1PM | Library Hallway, NDC
Volunteers will be on hand to accept your e-waste at the Special Waste Depots (see below). When you bring e-waste, batteries, plastic bags, and/or used writing instruments to the depots during these times, receive a ballot to be entered to win a $550 gift certificate for a new bike, courtesy of Powerland and Woodcock Cycle Works.

We are also redesigning our Hallway Pitch In signs and want your help! Come by to give us your feedback on the new designs and be entered to win free coffee for a month!


E-WASTE DRIVE*
Monday, October 24 until Friday, October 28 (noon)
Shipping & Receiving, Notre Dame Campus and Roblin Centre
Powerland has partnered with us to collect and recycle old, broken and unwanted electronic waste throughout the week.  A list of acceptable items can be found here.

Please note: RRC equipment can be brought in, but must be accepted by someone at Shipping & Receiving to ensure they are disposed of properly.

* Please take steps to make sure that private data is removed prior to dropping off personal equipment which may contain confidential information. Red River College and Powerland do not accept liability for data or any other digital content left on your device.


SPECIAL WASTE DEPOTS
Monday, October 24 until Friday, October 28 (noon)
Library Hallway (NDC) and Roblin Atrium (EDC)
Drop off these special items for recycling throughout the week:

  • Batteries: Please cover battery connectors with tape.
  • Plastic Bags: We will be collecting gently-used plastic bags as part of Bag it Forward, bags are given to Winnipeg Harvest and are used to deliver food kits.
  • Writing Instruments: Drop off used and broken writing instruments (pens, markers, mechanical pencils and highlighters) and they will be taken to a Staples location for recycling.

Special Waste Depots are supported by our partners: Powerland, MMSM and Winnipeg Harvest.


SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS AND TRICKS
We will be sending out tips and tricks all week, as well as reminders about our RRC Waste Reduction Week events, so make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.