Waste Reduction Week is Back! Drop off unwanted clothing and electronics at 14 City facilities. The City of Mississauga is partnering with Partners in Project Green, a program with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, to host its fourth annual Recycling Collection Drive for Waste Reduction Week. From October 21 to 27, Mississauga residents can drop off unwanted electronics, clothing and textiles in bins located at 14 City facilities.

Event Details:

What:
A weeklong Recycling Collection Drive. Residents can drop off:

• Clothing and textiles: clothing, hats, bags, belts, ties, footwear, bedding, pillows, linens, curtains and sleeping bags.

• Electronic recyclables (excluding CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes): laptops, desktop computers, monitors, keyboards/mice, cell phones, electronic accessories, audio and visual equipment, network equipment, video game consoles, wires, scanners, cable receivers, portable digital music players, televisions, batteries, fax machines, medical devices, printers, toner and ink cartridges.

When:
October 21 to 27, 2019

Who:
Mississauga residents

Where:
Drop-off locations include: Mississauga Civic Centre, Mississauga Central Library, Garry W. Morden Training Centre and the City’s 11 community centres: Burnhamthorpe, Carmen Corbasson, Clarkson, Erin Meadows, Frank McKechnie, Huron Park, Malton, Meadowvale, Mississauga Valley, River Grove and South Common.

Learn more about the City’s environmental priorities and vision by following Mississauga Green on Twitter (@MiLivingGreen) or visit mississauga.ca/environment.

All clothing items will be donated to Diabetes Canada and all electronics will be collected for recycling by Ontario Electronic Stewardship’s Recovery Program.

Residents are also encouraged to use the Mississauga Battery Recycling program. All year long, battery recycling bins can be found at the customer service area of City libraries and community centres.

BACKGROUND
Waste Reduction Week is a year-round program that aims to celebrate Canada’s environmental achievements. The program also educates Canadians on how to reduce waste, preserve natural resources and address climate change and water pollution.

In 2018, 7.5 tonnes of recyclables were collected during Waste Reduction Week in Mississauga, and a combined 15 tonnes have been collected since 2016.