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Waste-Loss Challenge Contest

Who was the Biggest Waste Loser?

Waste-Loss Challenge - all contestants From January 14 to April 5, 2013, four Port Coquitlam households diverted as much as they could away from the landfill as part of the City's Waste-Loss Challenge contest.

In total, the four households diverted 84% of their household waste over the 12 weeks – a total of 1,100 pounds, or half a metric tonne. The winners were announced at the City Council meeting on April 22, Earth Day.

Contest Results

Waste-Loss Challenge - Hobenshields winCongratulations to the Hobenshields, a family of four who reduced their waste by 20.2% over the contest period and won an iPad.

The Hobenshields also received a one-night stay in a theme room at PoCo Inn and Suites for being named the most inspiring contestant in a vote by the public.

We also congratulate our other contestants:

All contestants also received a year’s supply of compostable paper food scraps bags. All contest prizes were donated. Scroll down to see the contest sponsors.

Most Inspiring Contestant

Residents were invited to vote for the most inspiring contestant from April 8 to 21 for a chance to win prizes. A total of 294 votes were cast, with the majority for the Hobenshields. Congratulations to:
Click the Photos to View the Contestant Videos and Blogs:

Waste-Loss challenge - Hanans
The Hanans

Waste-Loss challenge - Hobenshields
 The Hobenshields

Waste-Loss Challenge - Hubbards
The Hubbards

Waste-Loss Challenge - Saggus
The Saggus

Watch the Contest Video (2 min, 20 sec)





Contest Sponsors:
 Contest Sponsor - Bag to Earth Contest Sponsor - Urban Impact  Contest Sponsor - Tri-City News 

Contest Sponsor - Rollins Machinery

Contest Sponsor - PoCo Inn and Suites

Contest Sponsor - Canadian Tire

Fremont Village

Contest Sponsor - Mark's Autobody & Glass


Waste-Loss Challenge senior couple pic

Are You Watching Your Waste-line?


Port Coquitlam residents currently divert 63% of their waste away from the landfill. The City’s Waste-Loss Challenge and contest intend to push that diversion rate to at least 70%, the regional goal for Metro Vancouver.

Waste-Loss Challenge logoIn 2012, we collected 14,138 tonnes from our garbage, green and blue carts. Of that, 8,907 tonnes (63%) was diverted away from the landfill, saving thousands in disposal fees and enabling us to keep our garbage levy at the same rate for four years.

Even more savings would have been achieved with a 70% diversion rate, which would have kept another 990 tonnes (90 truckloads) out of the landfill.

Click for waste-loss tips and resources.


Last Updated:10/21/2013 11:49:01 AM