BRAMPTON, ON (September 18, 2023) – From September 18 to 22, the City of Brampton is recognizing Pollution Prevention Week and reminding residents, visitors and businesses of the importance of protecting the natural environment.
Pollution Prevention Week is an annual campaign aimed at raising awareness of everyday actions that can be taken to reduce and prevent pollutants from entering the environment.
This year, Brampton will shed light on the importance of pollution prevention with a focus on litter reduction and raising awareness about Brampton’s stormwater drainage system. Stormwater is rain and melted snow that flows from streets into the City’s stormwater drainage system and ultimately into the environment. Stormwater picks up pollution as it runs over the ground, such as pet waste, fertilizer, pesticides, road salt, motor oil and automotive fluids, and litter. Reducing litter and safely disposing of hazardous materials helps prevent pollutants from entering the stormwater drainage system.
Top five pollution prevention actions:
1. Keep your property clean and free of litter or join or host a local Parks Cleanup event.
2. Pick up after your pet and dispose of pet waste properly.
3. Be mindful of road salt use. Shovel snow and chip away ice before applying salt.
4. Reduce or eliminate the use of fertilizers and pesticides/herbicides.
5. Dispose of household hazardous materials such as motor oil, antifreeze, and paints at Region of Peel’s Community Recycling Centres.
Save the date
Residents and visitors are invited to a Pollution Prevention Week event at the Brampton Farmers’ Market with games, prizes, and the unveiling of catchbasin murals painted by local artists through the Catchbasin Art Project.
Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 8 am to 1 pm at Gage Park.
“Brampton is a community that conserves, enhances, and balances our natural and built environments to create a healthy, resilient, and sustainable city. Everyone has a role to play in caring for our environment, and pollution prevention is a responsibility we owe to our planet. This Pollution Prevention Week, residents, businesses and visitors can celebrate the work we are doing to create a more clean and bright future for Brampton.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
“Preventing pollution today ensures a cleaner and brighter tomorrow. Coming together to preserve our planet begins with simple choices and bold actions to protect the earth, water and air. During Pollutions Prevention Week, I encourage everyone to learn more about how to prevent pollution to be a part of creating a cleaner, healthier Brampton.”
- Michael Palleschi, Regional Councillor Wards 2 and 6; Chair, Planning and Development, City of Brampton
“The City of Brampton recognizes that a sustainable tomorrow begins with responsible actions today. Together with residents, businesses and employees we are committed to upholding Brampton’s environmental well-being. The City’s Grow Green Plan is a blueprint for a sustainable future and during Pollution Prevention Week, we are renewing our commitment to protecting Brampton’s natural environment.”
- Marlon Kallideen, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
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