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Are you still confused about what’s recyclable or not?

Join us in this workshop with the Region of Waterloo’s expert on the ins and outs of blue box recycling, how to identify what is and what is not recyclable and what happens to the stuff we put inside our blue box!

As we strive for a greener and sustainable future, we will also discuss the future of recycling and long-term strategic direction for sustainable waste management in the region. We are so excited to offer this workshop as part of the Zero Waste Challenge in the month of October.

Presentation: 1:30 p.m.

Q&A: 2:15 p.m.

Reep Open House: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Presenter: Deanna Dakin – Region of Waterloo Waste Management

Deanna Dakin has worked in both consulting services and the public sector for the past 30 years with over 20 years of waste management experience. She has launched a successful, hands-on, environmental education program; assisted in the development of an environmental management system; and has conducted waste audits for both residential and ICI sectors. Currently, she is a member of the Projects and Communications Team in the Waste Management Division.

The Waste Management Division provides residential waste collection, diversion and disposal for Waterloo Region. Our contractors make over 1 million stops a month to provide recycling, garbage, green bin, yard waste and bulky item collection to our residents. Additional diversion programs are available for clothing, drywall, building supplies, bicycles, pallets and hazardous waste at the Waterloo waste management site.

To learn more about the Region of Waterloo’s recycling guide and waste management, please visit:


Twitter: @WasteWR

Facebook: Region of Waterloo Waste Management

We encourage the use of active transportation such as walking or biking. The house is just off the Iron Horse Trail. It is also easily accessible by GRT bus routes that use Queen and have stops near Mill St. If you drive, please consider carpooling with others you know are attending.


You are welcome to use Schneider Ave or David Street parking. The Victoria Park Pavilion parking lot is also free to use and only a few minutes walk to the Reep House. Please do not park at the Schneider Haus or Mitchell St lots (click to enlarge map)

map of parking near Reep House


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