The town is hosting two initiatives during Waste Reduction Week, October 17-23.
During Waste Reduction Week, October 17-23, the town of Newmarket is selling blue bins, green bins and kitchen catchers as part of an initiative to encourage residents to reduce, reuse and recycle. Offer at a price and host an e-waste event. Adopt more environmentally friendly choices.
Recycling bins limited to two per household are available for purchase in the $8.25 Blue Box. $16.50 Green Bin. $3 kitchen catcher.
To purchase a bottle delivered within 1-2 weeks by GFL (Green for Life):
- Order by emailing email@example.com. Your order must include your name, address and phone number. The town staff will call you to get your credit card payment information. Do not include credit card information in your email.
- Phone 905-895-5193, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm
The town is hosting a drive-thru electronics and battery recycling event at the Robert N. Shelton Operations Center (1275 Maple Hill Court) on Saturday, October 22nd.
Acceptable items are:
- Display device
- video game device
- Cameras, including security cameras
- Drones with audio or video recording equipment
- Components of information technology, telecommunications and audiovisual equipment sold separately, such as hard drives
- Printers (desktop and floor standing)
- printer cartridge
- Telephones, including mobile phones
- video recorder
- Handheld POS terminal or device
- Peripherals and cables used to support information technology, telecommunications and audiovisual functionality, including charging equipment
- Used battery for home use.
Residents can also participate by following the steps below to reduce waste.
- Do not put plastic bags, styrofoam, or furnace filters in your recycling bin.
- Newspaper, cardboard, plastic bottles, glass, metal cans, and white paperboard should all be placed in the blue bin for recycling. Before placing the cans and jars in the blue box, rinse them and remove the lids from the jars.
- Plastic bags/film, plastic overwrap, polystyrene, plastic toys, batteries, medical waste, coffee pods and takeout cups are not allowed in the blue box.
- Use compostable bags for kitchen catchers and green bins to avoid mixing trash with organic waste (such as cucumber wraps).
- Use paper bags for yard trash or open-top trash cans with open handles. Yard waste must be less than 50 lbs and marked as “Yard Waste”. Acceptable garden waste includes weeds, plant trimmings, pumpkins and small twigs (do not bag grass clippings or dirt).
- Instead of throwing away reusable items such as clothing and toys, consider donating them to a charity, nonprofit, or community group.
“Thank you, Newmarket, for continuing to show a strong commitment to waste reduction. Mayor Taylor said in a news release. “If each of us continues to make very simple changes, like using reusable coffee cups and water bottles, we can reduce waste in our communities and create a more sustainable environment for future generations. can have an even greater impact in creating
For more information and to learn more about the town of Newmarket’s other environmental initiatives, click here.