Blue W springs up all across Oakville!

Thursday, July 07, 2011 – for immediate release

Blue W springs up all across Oakville!

Fill up your water bottles for free at participating locations

Refilling your water bottle in Oakville just got easier. The Town of Oakville has partnered with Blue W, a national not-for-profit organization that promotes drinking tap water and reducing the amount of plastic bottles that go into landfills.

Blue W participants invite you into their establishments to fill up your refillable bottle with tap water at no charge. The town’s community centres and libraries are Blue W ready including over 25 Oakville retail stores and restaurants in the downtown BIA. Participating locations can be found by looking for the Blue W decal on store and restaurant entrances or by using the Blue W interactive map.
 
Blue W is one of many Town of Oakville initiatives to help reduce waste. New this year, is the town’s water bar, a portable cart that dispenses tap water. Look for it at events across the community this summer, including Midnight Madness in downtown Oakville on Friday July 15. Stop by the town’s booth and receive a free collapsible water bottle.

The town has also adopted the Towards Zero Waste Procedure which encourages town staff and residents to recycle, reduce or compost waste at all town events and facilities, helping to properly divert recyclables and compost from the Halton landfill.

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Contact:

Trisha Leszczynski
Environmental Policy Coordinator
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3948
tleszczynski@oakville.ca

Mary Jo Milhomens
Senior Communications Advisor
Town of Oakville
905-338-4244
mmilhomens@oakville.ca


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Blue W springs up all across Oakville!