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Region reducing waste

Durham is calling on residents and businesses to reduce their waste.

As part of Waste Reduction Week, which started on Monday and ran until Oct. 25, the region helped to educate residents about where their waste goes and how to reduce it.

“The Region of Durham is proud to join municipalities across Canada in celebrating Waste Reduction Week, a campaign to educate, engage and empower Canadians to reduce waste,” stated Roger Anderson, the regional chair and chief executive officer, in a news release. “We encourage all residents to consider new ways to reduce their waste this fall and all year round. From buying in bulk to reduce packaging to choosing reusable shopping bags over plastic bags—every effort counts.”

To learn more about Waste Reduction Week in Canada, visit For more information about waste reduction in Durham Region, visit