Municipalities, library helping to reduce waste

By Staff

Marking the 19th Waste Reduction Week, the County of Haliburton, the four lower-tier municipalities and the Haliburton County Public Library are teaming up to provide information on how to reduce the amount of garbage each of us creates.

The social media channels of all of the municipalities and the library will offer tips on waste reduction and offer book recommendations. In addition, the library will be posting activities on its Facebook page and YouTube channel from Tuesday, Oct. 20 to Saturday, Oct. 24. Activities include Tech Time on which cords in your home you need, a Maker Break on making candles using old candle stubs, and a special announcement about a new lending service, among other things.

Waste Reduction Week is from Oct. 19 to 25 and is observed by municipalities across Canada.

Schedule of online events

  • Tuesday, October 20 at 2 p.m.: Maker Break – fabric mache bow using fabric scraps
  • Wednesday, October 21 at 2 p.m.: Tech Time Special – what on earth are all those cords (and which ones do I really need)?
  • Thursday, October 22 at 2 p.m.: Maker Break – recycled candle using old candle pieces or stubs
  • Friday, October 23 at 2 p.m.: Maker Break – egg geodes using leftover eggshells and Epsom salt
  • Saturday, October 24 at 10:10 a.m.: Storytime with Rob and Cats reading “My Water Comes from the Rocky Mountains” by Tiffany Fourment
  • Saturday, October 24: look for a special announcement about a new lending service
  • See the Haliburton County Public Library’s Facebook page for events above.