Friday, November 29, 2019

Tell One Friend: Wasteless Holidays

The holiday season is filled with decorations, parties and presents, but all this festivity can lead to an increase in waste. In fact, in the two weeks following December 25, the City of Edmonton collects almost twice the amount of waste compared to early December.

There are many ways to reduce waste during the holidays this year, including:

  • Planning out festive feasts to reduce leftovers, and send food home with guests.
  • Giving waste-friendly gifts, like experiences.
  • Decorating for lasting memories by picking quality decorations, or making your own with items from the Reuse Centre.
  • Recycling right! Use WasteWise to determine what waste can be recycled, online at or download the app.

Find more great tips at!
Share how you are reducing your holiday waste by using the hashtag #WastelessHolidays and you could win prizes! To enter retweet, share or comment on a City of Edmonton Wasteless Holidays post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Read through our contest rules to make sure your entry counts. 
Share Your Message Effectively
Try these tip to connect with friends, family, neighbours and co-workers. 

Model the Behaviour
Show friends and family how you put your wasteless holiday tips and tricks to action. 

Make it Normal
Post photos on social media documenting your wasteless holiday traditions.

Offer Timely Prompts

Encourage your friends and family to share their wasteless holidays tips and tricks on social media. Encourage them to enter the social media contest too!

Give Positive Feedback
"You're helping to reduce holiday waste this year, great job!"

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