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Become a York Region Trash Blaster!

The Trash Blasters program provides guidance and support for participating elementary schools to reduce their waste and improve reuse and recycling efforts.

York Region is seeking six elementary schools committed to waste reduction to participate in the Trash Blasters program in the 2017-2018 school year.

Being a Trash Blaster means taking action to transform your school into a trash-free environment.

Inspire Waste Reduction at School and at Home

Trash Blasters inspires and educates staff, students and families to reduce, reuse and recycle at school and at home.

Tools and Resources

Participating schools will receive:

  • Opportunity for funding for waste reduction initiatives
  • Guidance and support to reduce waste and increase reuse and recycling
  • Tools and resources to help measure waste
  • Updated waste signage for the school
  • In-school presentations to eco-teams
  • Litterless lunch resources
  • Prizes to inspire student involvement
  • Teacher guide (provides Grade 4 curriculum connections for teaching about waste)
  • Participation pledges for the school and individual classrooms



Prizes will be provided to participating schools and may include:

  • Litterless lunch kits and reusable water bottles
  • A chance to win a live musical performance by EnviroDrum


For more information and to register, please call 1-877-464-9675 ext 75520.

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