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Environmental Education


Overview

The Solid Waste and Water divisions of the City’s Engineering and Regional Utilities department attend many public events throughout the year to promote strategies on reducing waste and water use, while providing information on the curbside collection and water conservation programs.  Divisional educational information is regularly updated with the current information available on the City’s website under garbage, recycling & composting and water

Annual events attended include:

  • Earth Day;
  • Run for Water;
  • Abbotsford Farm & Country Market;
  • Abby City Farm Market;
  • Indigenous Peoples Day;
  • Canada Day;
  • Jam in Jubilee;
  • Berryfest;
  • Agrifair; and
  • Winter Jubilee.

The Water division also attends public events in the City of Mission.  If you would like the Solid Waste and/or the Water division to attend your local event, please email eng-info@abbotsford.ca

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Recycling, Composting & Garbage

Abbotsford Community Services (ACS) provides recycling educational services on behalf of the City through a school education program and workshops for community groups. ACS also operates a Recycling Education Centre located at the Abbotsford Mission Recycling Depot (33670 Valley Rd).  

To request a classroom presentation, field trip or community workshop regarding recycling, please visit the Abbotsford Community Services - Recycling Education Centre webpage for more information.

If you are looking for resources on waste please click on the appropriate link below:

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Water

The Abbotsford Mission Water and Sewer Commission (AMWSC) works with Green Bricks Education Society on regional water workshops classes in Abbotsford and Mission.

Visit Our Water Matters for full details about the program.

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Vlogs

Check out the video blogs (vlogs) listed below for information on a variety of topics.  Additional vlogs will be uploaded as they become available.

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Other Resources 

  • What Happens to My Recycling?
    View a short 3-minute video to learn about what happens to your recycling after the City collects your blue bag at the curb.
  • Be Waste Wise 
    Visit the FVRD’s Be Waste Wise website for videos and other useful information on becoming waste wise.
  • The Story of Bottled Water 
    This 8-minute film explores the bottled water industry and encourages the public to invest in clean, available tap water.
  • Riverblue 
    Can fashion save the planet?  This documentary examines the effects of the textile industry on rivers and humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future.
  • The Clean Bin Project 
    Is it possible to live completely waste free?  Partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least garbage.  Film length is 76-minutes.
  • Just Eat It 
    Just Eat It is a 77-minute documentary about food waste and food rescue.
  • Dirt!  The Movie 
    Dirt! The Move brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that soil has.  Film length is 86 minutes.
  • The Story of Stuff 
    The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of production and consumption patterns.

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