Reducing and diverting waste in your community can result in immediate environmental benefits, both globally and locally.
Many First Nations would like to reduce waste in their community, but finding a starting point is a challenge. To help address this, Green Action Centre, with funding from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), pulled key information together into a single, step-by-step guide to assist Manitoba First Nations and northern communities in tackling waste management and recycling. Note that the Toolkit is being revamped and a new version will be available in Spring/Summer 2021. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive a copy when it’s ready.
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Cover, Intro and Table of Contents
D. Six Steps to Start Recycling
- Step 1: Build a Team
- Step 2: Choose What to Recycle
- Step 3: Decide How to Collect the Recyclables
- Step 4: Store and Transport the Recyclables
- Step 5: Plan to Reduce Waste
- Step 6: Get Community Support
E. Industry Recycling Organizations
- Recommended Training for Landfill Operators
- Landfill Operator Supplies – Cost Estimates
- Sample Job Posting – Landfill Operator
- Sample Job Posting – Waste Driver-Collector
- Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER)
- Radio ad 1 (mp3 file)
- Radio ad 2 (mp3 file)
- Video – Peguis Landfill
- Video – Sagkeeng Clothing Swap
For more information on the Toolkit, please contact Beth McKechnie: email@example.com or call 204-925-3777 ext. 102.
To learn more about reducing waste in your Manitoba First Nation community, contact Amy Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org or Cesar Flores: email@example.com
For information on school resources or the RISE 2020 and 2021 webinar series, contact Chantel Henderson: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 204-925-3777 ext. 107.