The Waste Wise Program
Waste Wise works within schools and within the community,
to educate and show how simple, easy, everyday actions can
make a difference in reducing waste.
Williams Lake and Cariboo Regional District SD 27 and 28 schools
are eligible for the free in-school presentations. There are hands-on
activities for students that include games, worm composting,
interactive displays and art projects. Guided field trips to the
Frizzi Road landfill and Cariboo Disposal Recycling facilities are also
available. Waste Wise also provides expertise and resources to initiate school-wide composting and gardening.
In the community, Waste Wise messages are shared through radio ads voiced by local school children; community newspaper ads and articles; distribution of educational materials (brochures, bookmarks featuring children's artwork); community displays; signage and posters; workshops and presentations; community-enriching projects; and participation in community events. Waste Wise is available to assist organizations and businesses plan and host Waste Wise Events.
If you are a teacher, faculty member, or parent, and you are interested in engaging your kids in a Waste Wise activity, contact the Conservation Society for details.
Waste Wise Concepts
These probably sound familiar, but they are more important every day. Click on each concept to get tips, fun facts, and useful info:
Waste Wise Links
Cariboo Regional District waste management
MMBC Program - Recycling Info for BC Residents
Encorp - Return-It
Recycling and Environmental Action Planning Society (REAPS)
Waste Wise Publications
We also carry hard copies of all the following brochures in our office. Contact us if you want some for your class or group!
Planning a meeting, workshop, or party? This guide will help you with bins for recycling and compost, where to secure sustainable food supplies, and what to do with it all. Or sign up for the Green Events Kit! Get FREE signage, support, and discounts!