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Waste Reduction Week

​​​​​​Waste Reduction Week 2019 - October 21st to 27th

When you're thinking about reducing your waste, don't forget about the new public drop-off at the Lethbridge Waste and Recycling Centre​. The new area allows residents to efficiently dispose of their waste, recycling and hazardous materials without the need to travel throughout the landfill.  

What is Waste Reduction Week?

​​​Held each year during the third week of October, Waste Reduction Week engages and empowers Canadians to reduce, reuse and recycle waste. As the first step in "The 3 R's" - reduction is a key strategy in responsible waste management.​


​How can I take action to reduce the waste I create?

​​​​​There are many easy ways that you can reduce waste everyday. From bringing your own reusable mug to using cloth shopping bags, there are small things you can do that will add up to reduce the waste you create!

For example, if you used your own mug for your daily coffee or tea instead of a disposable cup​, it would reduce 10 lbs of waste over the course of a year.

 You can also focus on purchasing used or recycled products rather than new ones to use less raw materials in the production process, creating less waste in the end. Websites like Freecycle and Kijiji, or local publications like the Lethbridge Shopper​ are great places to find used items at bargain prices!

What City of Lethbridge programs can help me reduce waste?

​​​​We have a variety of programs that encourage waste reduction. See the links below for more information on each program:

Backyard Composting

Fall Leaf Collection


Christmas Tree Collection

Recycling Stations

Reuse Rendezvous

Yard Waste Recycling

Find more tips and tricks to reduce waste here:

Recycling Council of Alberta

Waste Reduction Week Canada​

Waste Wizard​

​​​Share your actions on social media with the hashtag #WasteReductionWeek


For more information

Report a problem like missed collection or mess in lane
Phone: 311 or 403-320-3111 (if outside of Lethbridge)
Online: Service request options