November 5, 2007
Media Release

Election sign recycling program produces a tonne of results

 
Over one tonne of election signs diverted from landfill through York Region program
 
NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York’s election sign recycling program diverted a total of 1.07 tonnes of election signs from landfill following last month’s provincial election.
 
Election candidates and campaign team members were invited to drop off corrugated plastic election signs during a special event at York Region’s Waste Management Centre in the Town of East Gwillimbury.
 
This is the third York Region election sign drop-off event, and one of many ongoing programs dedicated to reducing the amount of waste travelling to landfill. 
 
Last year’s fall municipal and winter federal elections diverted a combined total of 5.2  tonnes of election signs from landfill.
 
Reusing is another method of waste diversion also practiced
by some election candidates.  York Region strongly encourages
the reuse of goods before recycling.
 
For more information on York Region’s Solid Waste Management Branch and waste diversion strategies, please visit www.york.ca/waste
 
For more information on the Regional Municipality of York and our services, please visit www.york.ca
 
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Media Contact: Kim Sinclair, Communications Specialist, Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 1209, Cell: 905-251-6412
 Email: kim.sinclair@york.ca

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