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2nd Annual Keweenaw Waste Reduction Drive is April 17th, 9 AM - 3 PM, behind SDC at MTU

Saturday, April 17, 2021

The MTU Sustainability Demonstration House is once again spearheading the Keweenaw's 2nd Annual Waste Reduction Drive. Do you want to divert your waste from the landfill? Last year, the Keweenaw community diverted more than 46,000 items from the landfill.

Let's make this year's drive bigger and better! The drive will be held from 9am-3pm, Saturday, April 17, in MTU Parking Lot 22 (behind the SDC). The event will be set up drive-thru style to increase efficiency and minimize contact. Guidelines will be in place to protect the health of volunteers and participants.

Please bring us the following items which cannot be recycled curbside in the Keweenaw:

Plastic film
Dental products
Plastic bottle caps & rings
Egg cartons
Foil-lined wrappers
We found a unique recycle/reuse opportunity for each of these items. Refer to the Official WRD Guidebook for more details on the drive and to learn about what each of these items will be transformed into.

Not sure if your plastic film is acceptable? Watch this short video from Trex to find out:

The Sustainability Demonstration House (SDH) will post important updates for the drive over the next few weeks. Stay up to date on the drive by following their FB and IG pages.

Thanks to everyone who has been putting in the extra effort to keep your waste out of the landfill! We are looking forward to seeing you on April 17.

Questions? Comments? If you can help out by volunteering that day, please email