The End of Summer, The Start of More Recycling!
From the sun-soaked afternoons in the big city to the rodeos and hoedowns in the big country – the Orange Drop summer tour has been an absolute blast. We experienced a true Ontario summer as we made our way through summer festivities across the province. With breathtaking views and sunshine to spare, this was our best summer tour yet!
Importantly, we had the chance to speak one-on-one with Ontario residents about recycling household hazardous waste. We were especially impressed by residents who participated in the “Sort the Waste” game (including many brainiac kids!) who were able to tell us which materials are recycled where. Interaction was fantastic and we engaged with over 52,000 fun and energetic people!
We also had amazing participation in our “My Drop Pledge” Twitter contest where residents pledged to make a positive change in their recycling habits. We gave away 12 $100 gift cards and had over 360 contest entries!
This year marked our first-time visits to many festivals, such as Scotiabank Buskerfest and the Redpath Waterfront Festival, where we were able to speak with residents about recycling household hazardous waste. Most residents were actively willing to take the time to recycle the materials properly – but didn’t know where to drop them off! We provided them with a link to our website to find one of over 4,800 convenient drop-off locations throughout Ontario.
All-in-all, this was an amazing experience that our team will never forget. We were thrilled to see how passionate Ontarians are about recycling and how committed they are to keeping this province beautiful.
Summer may be over, but our quest to educate Ontarians on recycling household hazardous waste is far from over. Be sure to look out for us at events this fall and visit our website for locations and times.
See you all next year!