Waste Education

Waste Education in the Community

Presentations focus on the City of Hamilton’s current waste programs and the importance of managing your waste using the 3R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Each presentation reviews Hamilton’s blue box and green bin programs, while touching on some other programs and services.

Educators looking for school based waste education programs, please visit Waste Education for Schools.

  • Presentations are approximately 30 to 45 minutes long (including a question and answer period).
  • Scheduled Monday to Friday during business hours. Requests for evening or weekend presentations are available pending staff availability and approval.
  • Minimum of 8 people must be in attendance.
  • Due to COVID-19, in-person presentations are currently paused and will only be offered virtually.

General Waste Presentation

Created for community groups and organizations, our interactive presentations will engage the audience in learning about the “do’s and don’ts” of recycling and composting and review the importance of recycling, what goes where, and actions to take to reduce waste and increase diversion.

Presentations can be delivered to Hamilton businesses, community members and residents.

Apartment Waste Presentation

Created for residents of apartment buildings and condominuims, the presentation helps residents understand the importance of proper sorting, and the benefits of recycling and composting. For more information about apartment waste diversion visit Property Owners, Managers & Superintendents.

This presentation must be requested by the property owner, manager or superintendent.

Submit a Presentation Request

Request a presentation for your community group, organization, apartment building, or request a waste expert to attend your event. Apartment building presentations must be requested by the property owner, manager or superintendent.

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Virtual Facility Tours

Watch videos of the City’s waste facilities for behind the scene footage of what happens to your waste once it’s collected.