Join the Township of Langley in celebrating Waste Reduction Week in Canada!  From October 15 – 21, participate in a variety of events, programs, and initiatives that conserve resources and curb wasteful practices.

Waste Reduction Week in Canada Community Events

Community events celebrating Waste Reduction Week in Canada will include a screening of the award-winning film Just Eat It, and a community litter cleanup hosted by the Langley Environmental Partners Society:

Award-winning film Just Eat It  follows a Vancouver couple as they decide to eat only rescued food for six months. What they find is shocking: truckloads of perfectly edible food destined for the landfill.

Date: Monday, October 15
Time: 7:00pm, doors open 6:30pm
Place: Township of Langley Civic Facility, Fraser River Presentation Theatre (4th floor)
Address: 20338 - 65 Avenue

No pre-registration required, but seats are limited. First come, first serve. Please note: No food or drinks allowed in theatre. For more information, contact 604-533-6090, extension 3488.

Help keep the Township beautiful by participating in a community litter cleanup led by the Langley Environmental Partners Society  (LEPS). All cleanup equipment will be provided, but dress for the weather – this event is rain or shine!

Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm
Place: Meet at Aldergrove Community Secondary School
Address: 26850 - 29 Avenue

For more information and to RSVP contact stewardship@leps.bc.ca

Presented by the Township of Langley and Langley City , the Household Hazardous Waste Plus Collection Event returns Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 at the Township of Langley Operations Centre (4700 – 224 Street).

Township of Langley and Langley City residents are invited to bring household quantities of corrosive, toxic, flammable, or reactive products to this community event for safe disposal and recycling.

For more information, visit tol.ca/hhw.

Can’t attend these in-person events but still want to get involved?

The Township of Langley offers a variety of waste-reduction programming and initiatives throughout the year:

Adopt-a-Program is for residents of all ages who are interested in being stewards of our community's public spaces. Individuals, groups, businesses, or schools can choose a street, park, trail, or creek to adopt.

  • Commit to cleaning the litter in an area for one year and the Township will provide cleaning supplies, safety information, garbage removal, and a sign to recognize your efforts, or
  • Try a one-time cleanup to see if it’s right for you. Hosting a cleanup is a great team-building activity for busineses, schools, and other community groups looking to give back to their community!

For details, visit tol.ca/adopt.

Is your mailbox filled to the brim with junk mail? Are you tired of endless coupons, fliers, and catalogues that end up in the recycling bin? Reducing mail you don’t want not only saves time and frustration - it’ll save some trees, too!

All you have to do is place a Red Dot sticker on or inside your mailbox. The Red Dot indicates you no longer wish to receive junk mail. You’ll still receive subscription mail and newspapers, but mail carriers will not deliver any unaddressed mail. You can pick up a sticker from any Township facility or make your own.

Interested? Check out tol.ca/reddot for details.

Composting is the natural decaying process of food and yard trimmings that results in a nutrient-rich material used to fertilize and condition soil. By composting, you will help the environment and create a free and natural fertilizer.

The Township sells the FreeGarden, an 80-gallon, durable and lightweight composter. The subsidized cost to Township residents is $25. To mix your compost, you can also obtain a Wing Digger aerator for $15. Both are available for purchase at the Civic Facility (20338 - 65 Avenue) and Operations Centre (4700 - 224 Street).

Learn more about Backyard Composters.

Planet Protector Academy: Zero Heroes  

A fun, engaging teaching resource on waste and consumption issues that supports curriculum standards for Grades 3 through 6.

  • Six, one-hour pre-planned lessons with online videos and activity booklet
  • Meets BC's redesigned curriculum standards for Grades 3 through 6 in science and tech, arts education, language, and social studies, as well as core competencies
  • Engage diverse learners through a fun arts-based and interdisciplinary approach

To sign up, visit Planet Protector Academy 

Elementary classroom workshops sponsored by the Township and hosted by the Langley Environmental Partners Society take place annually. Workshops include:

  • Waste Warriors, K-1
    Students learn skills to reduce garbage and become Waste Warriors! Using the 3R’s, students recognize recycling symbols and sort materials found in their home and classroom.
  • Trash Avengers, Grades 2 - 4
    No one likes garbage. Students learn where garbage goes, explore waste reduction, and compete in a recycling relay. Discover how worms are true recycling heroes.

Limited number of workshops are available throughout the year. To enquire about availability, contact LEPS at 604-546-0339 or education@leps.bc.ca.

Educators can also download a Litterless Lunch teaching guide to use in their classroom. Challenge your students to take part in the Litterless Lunch Challenge. For one week, encourage participants to bring a lunch using alternatives to wasteful packaging, including glass and Tupperware containers, eating whole foods such as apples and bananas, and using a reusable drink container. Download the Litterless Lunch Teaching Guide  .

Engineering Division
604-532-7300
opsinfo@tol.ca