One Planet, One Dream, Go Green
Caledon Public Library is extremely proud to be a part of Caledon’s efforts to "Go Green". We embrace the philosophy: One Planet, One Dream, Go Green! Recycling collection boxes are available at all seven branches for used cell phones, print cartridges and used batteries, and now, even more. We enthusiastically endorse and support local recycling groups – ecoCaledon and Stewardship Ontario, just to name a couple. Recently, we became proud partners with Think Recycle. For more details on these groups and our commitment to the environment with ongoing events and collaborations, please read the following – links provided.
Think Recycle is a cost-free fundraising program that rewards members with money and environmental incentives for the collection of unwanted products including laptops, tablets, cell phones, digital cameras, inkjet cartridges and toner cartridges! Think Recycle follows a strict zero-landfill policy, ensuring that products are safely and responsibly recycled. For every 24 qualifying products Caledon Public Library recycles, Think Recycle will plant a tree – a partnership made possible through the conservation efforts of Tree Canada. Think Recycle is available at all seven branches of Caledon Public Library. More information is available at treecanada.ca.
Since establishing our partnership in March 2010, Caledon Public Library has recycled over 10,000 spent batteries! Stewardship Ontario is a not-for-profit organization that is funded and governed by the industries and organizations (our stewards) that make and market the products and packaging materials managed under Ontario’s Blue Box and MHSW programs. Recycled products include oil containers, unused paint containers, in addition to spend batteries. Stewardship works to keep all of this material out of landfill and to recover its full value at the end of its useful life. We recycle batteries at all seven branches.
ecoCaledon (once known as Citizens for a Clean Caledon) is an environmental action group of volunteers established by the Town of Caledon in 1995. ecoCaledon proudly promotes programs designed to enhance and protect Caledon’s environment. Such programs include: battery recycling, rain barrels, education, Green Directory, Healthy Lawns Healthy People and Clean Air Clean Energy. Last year, Caledon Public Library partnered with ecoCaledon by designing and painting a rain barrel to promote water conservation. Caledon’s Second Annual Rain Barrel Artist’s Collection is co-sponsored by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. Caledon Public Library will again celebrate its conservation efforts by displaying a painted barrel at the Albion Bolton Branch.
Monster Book Sale: APRIL 19th and 20th, 2013
Annually hosted by Friends of Caledon Public Library, this is a book sale to end all book sales! Held every mid April, hundreds and hundreds of books, magazines and movies are collected from all seven branches of Caledon Public Library to culminate in one MONSTER book sale. Through the generous support and assistance of the Friends of Caledon Public Library and Volunteer MBC, this event is a show-stopper. All monies earned go directly into the library. One more way recycling @ the library works for the benefit of the community! (FOCPL members pay $10/bag of books; non-members pay $15/bag of books. All book sale items are priced between $0.25 and $2.00)