We are delighted to be working in step with several local organizations to help reduce the impact of consumer waste on our community and the environment. If you are interested in more information about any of these projects of have ideas for future collaboration, please contact us.
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.
The national goal is to collect 1,000,000 pieces of cigarette waste in April 2023. Owen Sound may be just 0.05% of Canada's population but, as always, we'll handle more than our share of this goal!
If you would more information or want to help, please contact local Butt Blitz Champion Anne Findlay-Stewart or check this out:
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!
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.
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!
Trusty Butt Cans and the OSWW Rolling Wagon were on hand to help keep the site tidy and spread the word during the Summerfolk festival in 2022. 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.
In 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!