debris · eco · Environment · litter · nature · parks · recycling · Volunteerism · Windsor, Ontario

Project – “Recycle Bins in Parks” with the City of Windsor

Our voices have been heard, but this operation is NOT over.
Hello, eco fam!  For over 1 year, we have actively been in contact with City of Windsor council members, and staff, to advocate the need for recycle bins in all parks.
The City’s current budget only allows funding for 10 recycle silos to be placed yearly.  We first questioned why such popular parks have zero recycle bins.
The City heard our questions, and they have taken this into consideration. We have been informed us that 28 new playgrounds are being installed, and these parks will now have recycle bins. We will soon know if they will have both Blue bin recycling, and Red bin.

Lanspeary Park – zero recycle bins
Willestead Park – zero recycle bins
Jackson Park – zero recycle bins
Riverside – zero recycle bins along pathway from Ouelette @ Riverside to Curry @ Riverside
Malden Park – zero recycle bins

debris · eco · Environment · litter · nature · Volunteerism · Windsor, Ontario

The Litter Bug: Does some debris come from bins with no lids + a gust of Wind?

Greetings! Most people we speak with say they made a commitment to never ever litter. Where does all this litter come from? Well, our good friend “the Wind” may be able to explain.
Some items from recycle bins may fly around since they have no lid. To prevent this, you can place your Blue bin on top of your Red bin. You can place heavier items at the top, rather than loose items like paper, or even water bottles. To prevent garbage from becoming flying debris, but that lid on it!