Did you know Canadians generate 894 kg (1,965 lbs.) of waste per capita each year? Across Canada, that’s equivalent to 6.8 million elephants. Excess waste leads to many environmental problems, including habitat destruction, air and water pollution, and global warming. But don’t worry, reducing waste is easy and there’s a lot you can do. The Township of Langley offers a wide variety of programs to help our community use the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
Tired of junk mail? Get your Red Dot today. The Red Dot campaign builds on Canada Post’s Consumer Choice Program allowing residents to opt out of unaddressed mail delivery. Place a Red Dot sticker inside your mail box and stop receiving junk mail. Local newspapers, addressed mail, and government-issued mail are not considered junk mail. Stickers are available at Township of Langley facilities or have one mailed to you using this online form
your old stuff a second chance. Donate gently used goods to local thrift
stores, or sell items online or at a garage sale
The Township encourages all residents to recycle and offers recycling pick-up to all residential properties.
Did you know approximately 40% of what goes into the garbage can be composted? The Township's Green Cart Program is the easiest and most convenient way to recycle your food scraps, soiled paper, and yard trimmings while helping the environment at the same time. If you receive municipal garbage collection, you can participate.
Backyard composting is a fantastic way to reduce garbage while creating free, nutrient-rich
soil for your garden. Township residents can purchase composters for $25 (subsidized price) available at the Civic Facility and Operations Centre
Improper disposal of hazardous waste (such as paint, electronics, and batteries) can seriously harm wildlife and poison our water supply. To ensure hazardous materials are disposed of properly, visit the Recycling Council of BC’s Recyclepedia website at rcbc.ca/recyclepedia
or call the recycling hotline at 604.RECYCLE. Residents may also safely dispose of household hazardous waste materials at the annual HHW event each October.
Hosting an event and want to include food scraps collection and recycling? The Township loans recycling stations, for free, for events up to 500 people.
Do you live in an apartment, condominium, or townhouse and want to help reduce waste? This Township of Langley initiative helps resident volunteers educate their neighbours and improve recycling in their complex.
The Township of Langley wants to keep the community beautiful, and you can help. Adopt-a-Program is simple. You clean the litter, and the Township provides cleaning supplies, safety information, and garbage removal. Individuals, groups, businesses, or schools can adopt a creek, park, street, or trail.