Waste Reduction Tips

Our series of waste reduction tips help encourage people to learn about their local waste management and to use materials in a manner that follows our solutions hierarchy (adapted from the waste hierarchy). This means refusing or reducing the materials you use first, reusing your materials second, and then recycling materials third. The bottom of the hierarchy is the landfill, which is the least desired outcome for your materials IF they become waste.

Explore our waste reduction tips and learn how to reduce your own personal waste footprint locally to help reduce waste globally.

Quick tips on how to reduce you waste

Try the 4-week Challenge

Take our 4-week challenge to help reduce waste at home. This activity is perfect for families with kids looking for fun and creative activities but is suitable for all ages!

Each week you’ll complete activities related to our Solutions Hierarchy with a focus on the top three actions of the pyramid: Refuse, Reduce and Reuse.

4-week Challenge Certificate

Once you have successfully completed the challenge, you can be certified by the Official Raccoon- U of T Trash Team Representative. Keep up the amazing work!

Download the certificate, type your name, and save a digital version!