Waste-Free Wednesdays


The average American produces about 1,600 pounds of garbage per year, which ends up in landfills, along roadways and in our water. Yikes!
Learn strategies for reducing the amount of waste that you and your household produce through this series.

Dates: Fourth Wednesdays, January – April
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: $5/ person

At each event, guest speakers will share their strategies and local resources for reducing waste.

Snacks and warm drinks will be provided. Don’t forget to bring your own mug!


Refuse & Reduce

Special Guests:
* April Hepokoski, Zero Waste Duluth
* Spooner Women’s Group

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm

Want to learn how to reduce the amount of waste you produce? April will explain how her household and preschool have dramatically reduced the amount of waste they produce and share strategies for reducing waste in your own life.

Then, the women’s group will share their local initiative to reduce waste here in Washburn County!


Reuse & Repair

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm

Have household items that you no longer use or are broken? Several guest speakers from the local area will share resources for repairing and reusing those items without having to throw them in the dumpster!

Bring in your old, unwanted t-shirts and socks to make your own quick and easy tote bags and pet toys.


Recycle

Special Guest: Jennifer Barton, NW Regional Planning

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm

Flummoxed by the ever-changing rules of what you can and cannot recycle? Jennifer will explain our local recycling system, how it works, where it goes, and what happens to your recycling at the end.

Bring in your old household batteries and plastic grocery bags, and Hunt Hill will make sure they get sent to the correct recycling facilities. 


Rot

Special Guests: Master Gardeners, UW Extension

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm

Learn the basics of composting food scraps, yard trimmings, and other organic waste and see various methods of composting.

Bring in and decorate your own sealable bucket (such as an ice cream bucket or five gallon bucket) to collect scraps from your kitchen!