We are delighted to be working with several local organizations to help reduce the impact of consumer waste on local environment (scroll down to view). If you have more ideas or want more info, please contact us.
We are seeking local businesses to proudly display their efforts in reducing single-use items! Look for this window sticker and ask them how they help reduce waste going into landfill.
If you have a business and would like to be featured, contact us today!
AUGUST 2023 - OSWW will return for the third year with our trusty Butt Cans and the OSWW Rolling Wagon to help keep the Summerfolk site tidy. It's always a good time with plenty of great music and fabulous people enjoying the mellow vibes!
Throughout the warmer months, OSWW is happy to support other groups like Bagida'waad Alliance and the Hike It! Love It! Keep It Clean! Bruce Trail program. Visit our Facebook Page for details of future pickup events and how you can get involved.
SEPTEMBER 2023 - OSWW will be gathering non-recyclable plastic oral products including empty toothpaste tubes, flossers and old toothbrushes to ship off to Terracycle for recycling. Drop off your items at OSWW table on Saturday, September 16 at the Owen Sound Farmers' Market. When you do, we bet you'll smile a little more widely!
NOV 2022 TO OCTOBER 2023 - Ten cigarette waste receptacles have been installed by the City and Owen Sound Waste Watcher volunteers are emptying them, trakcing results and shipping the contents to Terracycle for recyclin. Results of the pilot project will be published in Fall 2023.
APRIL 2023 - OSWW is supporting A Greener Future's National Butt Blitz. Founder Rochelle Byrne was the inspiration for our organization and OSWW is happy to participate again this year.
If you would like more information or want to help, please contact local Butt Blitz Champion Anne Findlay-Stewart by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or check this out:
APRIL 2023 - At this year's Earth Day Event, OSWW gathered old worn & orphan socks to be shipped to SmartWool for recycling to new goods. Thanks to everyone who cleaned out their hampers and are breathing new life into their old socks... And extra thx for dropping off clean ones!
JANUARY 2023 - The start of a new year was the perfect time to sort through old makeup. The problem is most containers are not recyclable here in Owen Sound! For the months of January & February, several downtown locations agreed to collect items and OSWW delivered over 80 items (3.6kg or 8 lbs) for recycling.
Thanks to all who participated... this project's success was due to you!
SUMMER 2022 - OSWW worked with Reach to help turn the kitchen scraps generated in their kitchen into compost to be used in their outdoor gardens in the future. Composting is a great way to reduce the harmful methane gas created when organic waste is put in landfill AND create a useful product at no cost. Yup... it's magic!