Did you realize that, if you are like the average Canadian, you produce 2.7 kg of waste every single day? It’s true! And when you multiply that by the number of people in the country, it amounts to around 31 million tons of garbage each year. That’s a lot of garbage!
There are many benefits to keeping garbage at bay. If every person in Canada were to reduce the amount of garbage they produce by just 7 percent, it would add up to saving 22,000 tons of garbage from being added to landfills. That’s enough to fill over 2,600 transport trucks!
When you keep garbage out of Ottawa landfills you help the city and country save money on garbage collection. It is estimated that the cost of recycling is half of what it costs to collect garbage! Plus, the city of Ottawa made $8 million in just 2005, from the recycling efforts of area residents. In addition, it is also good for the environment and for the planet.
Even if you already participate in your local recycling program, you may find yourself with items each year that you don’t know how to dispose of properly. In the case of such …