The City of St. Catharines is also known as The Garden City. As such, the Corporation of the City of St. Catharines prides itself on maintaining a clean, green city, with opportunities for citizens to reduce, reuse and recycle.
The City is working diligently to achieve a waste diversion rate of 65 per cent by 2020 -- a target established by the Region of Niagara, which oversees recycling and waste collection in St. Catharines and Niagara's 11 other lower-tier municipalities.
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People in public spaces, such as streets, parks, baseball diamonds and sports arenas, generate a significant amount of waste.
The City of St. Catharines is involved in a public space recycling pilot program to reduce the amount of garbage bound for landfill and help reach our 65 per cent waste diversion target. Recycling bins are now located throughout the downtown, including receptacles outside City Hall and Market Square.