Friday, June 14, 2024

Here’s how Victorians can cut the waste and not the cheer this holiday season (CONTEST)


‘Tis the season for spending time with friends and family, enjoying the little things and slowing down.

It’s also the time of year where a lot of residual household waste is created—think wrapping paper, old Christmas trees, holiday dinner food scraps, etc.

Correctly sorting your holiday waste can make a big difference during the season, and the Capital Regional District has provided a few tips to help you do just that.

And this year, we’ve partnered with CRD to give away a little gift of our own—a $100 grocery store gift card to one lucky winner! You’ll find those contest details below.

To help keep as much material as possible out of the Hartland Landfill, here are some tips to help sort your holiday waste:

  • Recycle/Blue Box: clean tin containers, aluminum trays, whipped cream cans, paper cups, plastic deli trays and tops (coloured or clear)
  • Recycle/Blue Bag: paper gift wrap, cardboard
  • Compost/Green Bin: paper plates, napkins and food scraps
  • Return to depot: refundable beverage containers, eggnog cartons, wine boxes and bags, Styrofoam, plastic bags, batteries, chip bags and string lights
  • Garbage: plastic tablecloths, ribbons, bows and foil gift wrap

Over the next decade, the CRD’s new Solid Waste Management Plan has a target of reducing regional waste to 250 kg/capita, a one-third reduction from the current levels.

Properly sorting your holiday waste will help keep recycling out of the Hartland Landfill and help the region achieve that 250 kg/capita target.

For more tips on how to sort holiday waste please visit CRD online.


For your chance to win a $100 grocery store gift card care of the CRD, complete one or more of the following:

  1. LIKE Capital Regional District Facebook and comment below to let us know you have. (1 entry)
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Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on January 4th, 2023. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter. Make sure to register when commenting below.

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