Share Your Waste Tips Online to Win an iPad Mini

Are you a Port Coquitlam resident with a helpful tip for reducing or sorting waste? Share it through social media Oct. 16 to Nov. 20 for a chance to win an iPad Mini and other prizes.

The City of Port Coquitlam’s new Sort it Right! Tips Contest – kicking off on the first day of Waste Reduction Week – is open to Port Coquitlam residents of all ages who help to spread the word about reducing waste and sorting it properly on social media.

All eligible entries will be entered for the top prize of an iPad Mini sponsored by Save-On-Foods Port Coquitlam, along with additional prizes of food waste bags sponsored by Bag to Earth, and Sort it Right! swag from the city.

To be eligible, the posts must:

Winners will be contacted through their social media accounts; no entry form is required. Only one tip per person will be counted, and only Port Coquitlam residents are eligible to win the prizes. Full details about the Sort it Right! Tips Contest are posted at

Many residents are already reducing their waste and sorting it properly, and the goal of the contest is to encourage others to do the same by leveraging the information-sharing power of social media. The City of Port Coquitlam will also be sharing the posts through its accounts.

The contest launch was timed for Waste Reduction Week, which runs Oct. 16 to 22 and promotes responsible consumption, waste reduction and energy conservation.

Residents who follow the City of Port Coquitlam on social media will see waste tips posted daily throughout Waste Reduction Week by the city’s two new Ambassadors, hired to help educate the community about sorting waste, keeping bears away and using water wisely.

The Ambassadors are engaging with residents in a variety of ways, including presentations, community events, pop-up displays, neighbourhood door-knocking, block parties, social media and other avenues.

At, residents can ask a question, request resources or a free presentation for a group or school, or follow the Ambassadors on the city’s social media channels. The Ambassadors can also be reached at


Tom Madigan
Section Manager of Solid Waste & Fleet
City of Port Coquitlam
T: 604-927-5361