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County of Simcoe celebrates Waste Reduction Week

October 19-25, 2020

Midhurst/October 19, 2020 – In alignment with o​ur commitment to manage our waste responsibly, the County of Simcoe proclaims October 19-25 Waste Reduction Week in Canada here in Simcoe County. This annual event focuses on the principles of circular economy, resource efficiency, and waste reduction, celebrating environmental efforts and achievements while encouraging new innovative ideas and solutions.

“The County continues to work closely with our residents to help reduce, re-use and recycle materials for the benefit of our environment and to protect Simcoe County for future generations," said Warden George Cornell. “With Leaf and Yard Waste Collections underway and Battery Collection running November 2 to 6, Waste Reduction Week is a great opportunity to celebrate our record on diversion and explore more actions we can all take to reduce waste and conserve our landfill capacity."

Canadians produce more than 31 million tonnes of waste annually (2.7kgs per person per day). In Simcoe County, residents and staff are already working together to divert around 60 per cent of curbside materials and 70 per cent of material collected at our facilities away from landfills. By further reducing the amount of waste we produce, we can continue to increase our diversion, preserve the lifespan of our landfills, and support the environment. 

For additional information on Waste Reduction Week across Canada, visit https://wrwcanada.com/.

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.­­­­­­

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CONTACTS

Chris Hedley
Public Relations Consultant 
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-726-9300 ext. 1030
705-715-7654 (mobile)
Chris.Hedley@simcoe.ca

Collin Matanowitsch
Manager, Public Relations
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch 
705-726-9300 ext. 1430
705-734-8386 (mobile)
Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca