Posted on Friday, December 02, 2022 10:56 AM
The holiday season brings items into our homes we don’t normally have around – in fact, the amount of waste generated in St. John’s increases by approximately 25%!
When preparing for the holidays by purchasing or bringing new items into your home, think of how you will dispose of it in the end – oftentimes there are options that are better choices to reduce your waste and to divert it from going to the landfill.Real Vs. Artificial Trees
Real trees are the right choice environmentally as artificial...
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 11:37 AM
This holiday season why not give the gift of play to a child in need? Today is Giving Tuesday and you can support children in need by supporting the REAL Program through the purchase of holiday cards. Cards are five for $20 and can be purchased by phone at 709-576-8684, by email at email@example.com or drop by the Paul Reynolds Community Centre, the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre or Access St. John’s at City Hall.
The REAL Program supports children in financial need by placing them in recreation and...
Posted on Monday, November 21, 2022 12:05 PM
by Marium Oishee
We’ve all probably heard the saying, “Be the change you want to see in the world” at one point or another in our lives. And while there’s some healthy debate as to how Mahatma Gandhi truly phrased those words, the sentiment remains the same.
And on the note of implementing positive change, the City of St. John’s wants to hear from the changemakers who are paving the way to a better world.
Over the past few years, the City has increased youth-focused engagement initiatives, with...
Posted on Monday, November 14, 2022 11:14 AM
In cooperation with the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing and Homelessness Network, we are hosting a community forum on National Housing Day, Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The forum aims to spark a rights-based discourse which will inform initiatives and policy across the housing sector.
Sahar Raza, Director of Policy and Communications with the National Right to Housing Network will provide a keynote address during the forum. Expert panels representing local non-profit and governmental...
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2022 08:55 AM
It's leaf season, and we're continuing to collect paper yard waste bags until December 2.
Did you know that the yard waste we collect is composted and used in public landscaping projects? Just place the paper yard waste bags at the curb and they will be collected biweekly on the same day as your recycling day. Check our scheduler to see when your recycling day is coming.
You can also bring your paper yard waste bags to the Robin Hood Bay Drop-Off any time, year round.
There is no limit...