The GardenSmart Workshops are brought to you by the North Shore Recycling Program, Lynn Valley Ecology Centre, and Edible Garden Project (North Shore Neighbourhood House).
We offer workshops on topics ranging from My First Vegetable Garden, to Growing the Best Garlic, and Backyard Beekeeping.
Over the years, we have changed our topics to match the changing needs of the community while also supporting our goals.
This survey will help us understand what we can do to improve the GardenSmart Workshop series, and bring you the best new topics and knowledge.
This year's Recycle My Cell Student Challenge for schools runs from Oct. 21 and Nov. 22. Make a difference environmentally while having a chance to win some great prizes for your school! The Recycle My Cell Challenge is open to all schools and post secondary institutions across Canada. Everything you need to set up a Recycle My Cell collection site will be provided and even the shipping is free. All you need to do is collect the phones and send them to us for responsible handling! Sign up today at http://www.wrwcanada.com/recycle_my_cell
The Green Can Program allows residents in the City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, and District of West Vancouver to set food scraps and food-soiled paper curbside for composting along with yard trimmings instead of sending them to the landfill with the garbage. These short how-to videos are designed to help residents get started.
The District of West Vancouver Council has approved a move to bi-weekly garbage pickup in Spring 2013, which will help the District reach its target of diverting 70 per cent of residential garbage from landfills and incinerators. Garbage will be collected every second week, while recycling, Green Cans and yard trimmings will continue to be picked up every week.
To learn more, visit westvancouver.ca
The North Shore News recently featured the Bag to Earth Small Food Waste bags for use in the Green Can Curbside Food Scraps Recycling Program. These bags can be used for collecting food on your counter or in the fridge or freezer through the week and will help to keep your curbside container clean.
For those interested in a cost-free option, simply collect your food scraps in 3-4 sheets of newspaper and wrap them securely into a bundle, like a burrito. These bundles can be kept in a container of your choice throughout the week before they are transferred to your green can on the morning of collection.
Please remember that food scraps are not accepted curbside in paper bags as they will attract wildlife – they must be contained in a regulation-sized curbside container.
For more information please visit greencan.northshorerecycling.ca.
Learn how to
minimize common composting problems, set up and use the Green Can program and create less waste!
Click here to learn more.
hether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, you're guaranteed to learn something new and how to:
minimize common composting problems,
improve your finished compost and
take less garbage to the curb.
Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, you're guaranteed to learn something new and how to:
·minimize common composting problems,
·improve your finished compost and
·take less garbage to the curb.
Your old toilet is worth $50 when you replace it with a new 4.8L or dual-flush model!
The City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver and District of West Vancouver have teamed up with the North Shore Recycling Program to deliver a toilet rebate replacement program that puts water conservation to work - right in your home. Get your rebate today!