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Join BARC staff on a Sunday Morning to sort and count the waste captured in Harbour West Marina's 3 sea bins. Please look for a BARC staff member in a blue shirt, who will be in front of the Harbour West Marina Entrance (1 Guise St W, Hamilton, ON L8L 8B4).

Wearing your mask and the provided gloves, we will work in small groups to weigh, rinse, count, and separate the large pieces of garbage. I.e. how many Tim Hortons Cups and Cigarette butts there are. We will then sift the garbage for smaller pieces (<2cm but >2mm) count and weigh them, and classify them by type (film, foam, pellet..ect). We have a specific protocol that we will follow and teach you, as developed by Pollution Probe and Toronto's Trash Team. They will also receive that data collected!

*Please note the end time is flexible as sorting time is dependent on how much waste has been captured by the Seabin.

Registration is done through eventbrite (see link below). If possible, we would prefer you commit to all four dates listed.

Event dates:
- Sunday September 19, 2021 9:00am-11:30am
- Sunday September 26, 2021 9:00am-11:30am
- Sunday October 17, 2021 9:00am-11:30am
- Sunday October 24, 2021 9:00am-11:30am

When: Various shifts available
1 Guise St W, Hamilton, ON, Canada
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