Community Education

Community Education is Working to Reduce Solid Waste

Want to learn how to set up a successful home recycling system, find resources on going zero-waste or download printable labels for your recycling categories? Our community education page has everything you need to know about reducing waste at home through resources, workshops and educational videos. 


Going Zero Waste at Home

This presentation will take you through practical steps you can implement immediately in your life to drastically reduce the amount of waste your household produces and sends to the landfill. Our community educator will lead you through the 8-step zero waste hierarchy from Rethink to Recycle, and lead a brief discussion on composting.

Interested in booking this workshop for your group or event? Email us!

Educational Videos

Sort It Out: Setting up Your Home Recycling System

What's Happening with Illegal Dumping?

Take a Tour of the Waste Management Centre

Community Depots - Spotlight on Denman and Hornby Island Recycling Depots

Additional Resources
Zero Waste Hierarchy

Use the zero-waste hierarchy to make decisions on what you purchase and consume to lower your environmental impact and work towards zero waste.

Click on the image for a PDF of the Zero Waste Hierarchy
Love Food Hate Waste

Where you store food in your fridge matters. Follow this guide to increase the shelf life of your food and for more tips on how to use it up to reduce food waste.

Love Food Hate Waste - Keep It Fresh Fridge Guide

Recycle Right at Home Videos

Keep It Clean

Get Ready to Reduce

Know Before You Throw

Think Before You Throw

What Is Contamination?

Tips for Avoiding Non-Essential Trips to the Landfill An increase in the number of residents dropping off garbage at the regional landfill in Cumberland may result in longer wait times. Here are some tips to reduce your trips to the landfill. For Rural Residents Freeze the stinky garbage like meat and bones. Save a trip for a neighbour by bringing their garbage with yours!  Compost with a bear-proof bin. Rinse your recyclables so that you can store them longer. Don’t have a lot of room to store recycling? Use tall collection containers, like a tall garbage can. This saves time and makes the trip worthwhile. For Municipal Residents Utilize the free garbage & recycling collection program offered by your municipality.