Invest in our Planet: Niagara Region celebrates Earth Week

Posted Apr 12th, 2022 in Awareness, Health, Home and Garden, Municipal, Programs

Simple Acts. Big Impact.

 Come and be a part of the Niagara Region's celebration of Earth Week 2022 by participating in the following activities. Exciting prizes await!

Refrigerant Items Drop-Off Contest: Monday, April 18 – Saturday, April 23

A number of appliances (eg. fridges, air conditioners, freezers), contain refrigerant (CFC), a compound that helps with the cooling process. CFC is toxic and can cause harm to the environment and people in the community when disposed of incorrectly. It is important that these items are properly recycled once they reach their end of life to ensure CFC is not released into the air, water, or soil. Niagara Region residents can recycle these items and help keep CFC out of the environment.

From April 18 to 23, residents dropping off an item containing CFC at one of Niagara Region’s drop off locations listed below will be eligible for entry into a draw for a $50 Visa gift card. To enter the contest, residents must scan the QR code to access an online contest form, or provide their name and contact information to fill out ballots on site, when they drop off their items with CFC at the drop off depot.

For a list of items containing refrigerants/CFC, residents can search using the item disposal search tool.

CFC Drop-off Locations

  • Walker Environmental Group (2800 Thorold Townline Rd., Niagara Falls) - Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Niagara Road 12 Landfill (Concession Rd. 7, West Lincoln) - ​​Open to residents of Grimsby, Lincoln, Pelham and West Lincoln; ​Monday: closed; Tuesday to Friday (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Saturday (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Humberstone Landfill (700 Humberstone Rd., Welland) - ​​​Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Bridge Street Waste and Recycling Drop-off Depot (1300 Bridge St., Fort Erie) - Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Niagara Recycling Shred Day: Saturday, April 23

In partnership with Niagara Recycling, Niagara Region will be offering a free Shred Day on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for residents to confidentially dispose of their documents. Residents can bring up to three banker’s boxes (5 inches long, 10 inches deep and 12 inches across) for free shredding ($4 per box after three boxes) with a food or cash donation for charity. Only loose paper and paper with staples or small paper clips are accepted. Photographs, paper with metal clips or claws, plastic, book coils, greeting cards, hanging file folders, binders and duo-tangs are not accepted. Food donations that are expired will not be accepted. All proceeds will be going towards Project Share. Commercial properties will be allowed to use this service as well. Shredding will take place at the Recycling Centre in Niagara Falls at 5030 Montrose Rd. 

Community Booths: Tuesday, April 19 – Saturday, April 23

Throughout the week, Niagara Region’s waste management team will be out in the community to provide education on Niagara’s diversion programs. It will also be a chance for residents to pick up some swag. An unstaffed booth will be set up at the Grimsby Public Library from April 19 to April 22 with swag for residents to take with them. Niagara Region will also be attending the Earth Day Extravaganza at the Welland Farmer’s Market on April 23, so come say hello! Residents visiting these booths will also have the chance to win a Green Bin!


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  • A great community service to keep everyone informed. Thank you for this!
    Louise M.


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