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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Cutting waste can be an easy way to help fight climate change.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

You have probably heard of the "3 Rs" of waste management (reduce, reuse and recycle), but you may not have realized the positive impact these activities have on climate change. By generating less waste, we can reduce the amount of garbage that has to be trucked to various landfill sites in Newfoundland and Labrador, lowering transportation emissions. This can help tackle climate change since keeping organic material out of the landfill reduces methane production, which is a greenhouse gas.

Some tips to reduce, reuse and recycle are:

  • Choose products with minimal packaging.
  • Keep plastic containers from products like yogurt and butter for future use.
  • Take reusable shopping bags to the store.
  • Bring your own cutlery and dishware to work.
  • Use thermal mugs for your coffee and tea.
  • Return your beverage containers to a Green Depot and receive a refund.
  • Recycle household hazardous waste appropriately, such as tires, oil, paint CFLs and batteries.
  • Recycle items curbside, if the service is available.
  • Try composting to reduce organic material.

What can I recycle



*Excludes glass jars

Beverage Containers

*Includes glass jars


Used Oil


Used Tires

Take Action

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