February 21st, 2018
Re-use-it Fair 2013 (3)

Zero Waste Action Team

Zero Waste Action Team (ZWAT)

The Zero Waste Action Team is a very active group made up of Squamish CAN board members, District of Squamish staff, and concerned citizens. ZWAT organizes the Reuse It Fair annually, and takes on different projects every year. recent projects include helping to establish curb side compost pickup, hiring a Zero Waste Coordinator for the farmers’ markets, and banning plastic bags.


Landfills are like black holes; resources go in and never come out.

Our goal is to build strategies to help our community find workable zero waste-to-landfill solutions. Squamish CAN recognizes that all waste stream solutions must be operationally and economically feasible and are prepared to work with all partners to make this an attainable goal for our community.

Our Zero Waste Team will be composed of some experts and many less expert but very passionate and concerned folks. We will host talks on various aspects of Zero Waste, and we will go on tours to learn and help others. We will work with our local government and businesses to eliminate waste, because waste is expensive and inefficient.

Are you concerned about the amount of waste going into our landfill everyday?
Do you want to learn more?
Do you want to join this exciting new team and put some energy into creating a better Squamish while contributing to a more sustainable planet?

For more information on ZWAT, please contact Linda: kelly.smith.linda@gmail.com

Check out Eco-cycle’s Zero Waste Systems on YouTube:

The goal of “Zero Waste” is to eliminate 100% of the waste presently being generated using Nature as a model.  The ZWAT team has adopted 6Rs:
Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, only then Recycle, and don’t forget… Rot!

ZWAT-2 announcement of new initiative (DOC).

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May 04, 2015: Too Good to Waste: “Just Eat It” Movie & Curbside Organics Panel Discussion