BRAMPTON, ON. (April 28, 2010) – On Saturday, May 8, the Region of Peel will host a free open house at the Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility (PIWMF) to support both Public Works and Compost Awareness Weeks.
“Embracing reduction, reuse and recycling initiatives will help create a sustainable environment for current and future generations,” says Trevor Barton, Supervisor, Waste Planning. “The open house features various demonstrations and exhibits that showcase innovative waste management techniques, as well as fun environmentally focused activities for kids.”
On May 8, children can learn the art of paper-making with recycled materials; make non-toxic paint and household cleaner using safe household products; and plant native seeds in an organic pot that can be planted in gardens.
Adults can learn about fusion landscaping – garden design that brings together the lush splendour of traditional gardens with modern, eco-friendly plants, flowers, colours and textures; view a demonstration on composting; and take a look behind the scenes at how recyclable items collected in blue boxes are sorted in the Region of Peel.
The open house takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 7795 Torbram Rd. in Brampton. Visitors are asked to wear closed-toe, flat shoes. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
All visitors are asked to sign a waiver form, available onsite or at www.peelregion.ca/waste. Residents that have special requirements can call the Region of Peel at 905-791-9499 before May 7.
The Region of Peel provides waste management services in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and in the Town of Caledon. For more information on these programs, call the Region of Peel at 905-791-9499 or in long-distance areas of Caledon call 905-584-2216, free of charge. Visit www.peelregion.ca/waste.