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.
SPRING 2024 - OSWW is working with the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound River District and Keppel-Sarawack Elementary School to turn bits of single-use plastic into lasting art! A local artist donated canvases to be recycled into interpretations of one of Tom Thomson's iconic works "Northern Lights". The works will be on display at the TOM in April and then move to the Owen Sound River District location in May. We can't wait to see them!
NOV 2022 TO OCTOBER 2023 - Ten cigarette waste receptacles were installed by the City and Owen Sound Waste Watcher volunteers emptied them over a 12-month Pilot Project. We provided a detailed report to City Staff by location and sent all the butts to Terryacycle for recycling. In Fall 2023, the City of Owen Sound agreed to continue this program. We're chuffed!
Learn about cigarette waste recycling through Terracycle HERE
2024 - OSWW will be gathering non-recyclable plastic and other non-recycable items to ship off for recycling.
CLICK HERE To see the 2024 list and start saving these items to direct from landfill to a new life!
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.
APRIL 2023 - OSWW supported A Greener Future's National Butt Blitz. Founder Rochelle Byrne was the inspiration for our organization and more than 22,000 butts were recycled through Terracycle. Thanks to our (very) active volunteers for helping to clear our streets and parking lots of these little toxic pieces of litter!
If you would like more information or want to help, please contact local Butt Blitz Champion Anne Findlay-Stewart by email to email@example.com or check this out: