The purpose of the Environment Committee is: "To provide leadership, education, and action on environmental best practices, with emphasis on identifying local aspects of adaptation to and mitigation of climate change and to make recommendations to Council on attaining the goal of Environmental Sustainability for the Municipality of Sioux Lookout."

The Environment Committee's Terms of Reference are outlined in By-Law No. 79-15 and By-law No. 18-19.

You can get involved with our Environment Committee in their Facebook group! It is open for all residents to join and updated with useful and informative links all the time. Check it out!

Composting Resources

Download PDF copy of our Composting Resources.

Getting Started – Composting 101

https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-compost-easy-steps-1708698

https://www.sodgod.com/composting/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGRunDez1j4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxTzuasQLFo

https://www.surreywildlifetrust.org/actions/how-compost-your-waste

https://www.uvm.edu/sites/default/files/Extension-Master-Gardener/The-Dirt-on-Compost.pdf

http://www.cwmi.css.cornell.edu/smallscale.htm

https://www.epa.gov/recycle/composting-home

Composting on a Budget

https://soilseedandgarden.com/diy-compost-bin-ideas/

https://gardenseason.com/homemade-compost-bins/

https://www.homedesigninspired.com/15-easy-compost-bins-you-can-diy-on-very-low-budget/

Ways to deter wildlife

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/earth-talk-trashing-gardens/

https://www.reformer.com/community-news/how-to-keep-bears-out-of-your-compost/article_68066ecf-5282-5dd7-8a4e-7de7a86f9599.html

https://www.doityourself.com/stry/keeping-pests-out-of-your-compost-bin

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/earth-talk-trashing-gardens/

Composting in limited space

https://thegrownetwork.com/small-space-composting/

https://annarborapartments.net/composting-with-limited-space/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DirmyYoGri4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWxfioQJrrU

https://balconygardenweb.com/how-to-start-composting-in-an-apartment-balcony/

https://classickitchensupplies.com/indoor-composter/

Curb Side Swap
The Municipality facilitates curb side swaps every second Saturday of each month from April until October, weather permitting. Good used items can be left at your curb for others to pick up.   Items not taken must be removed from the curb at the end of the day. 
Household Hazardous Waste Collection

One-day events for collection and disposal of household hazardous waste are held by the Municipality on a yearly basis. The events are held at the Public Works Garage, 41 Fifth Avenue from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. The next date for hazardous waste collection in 2022 has not yet been determined.

Review the List of Items considered Household Hazardous Waste.  

The listed household hazardous waste items are no longer being accepted at the Municipal Landfill and will only be collected and disposed of on special one-day events.  There is no fee to drop off the items during the one-day event.

Committee Members
  • George Hoggarth, Chair
  • Anne Saltel, Vice Chair
  • Trisha Frempong
  • Joanne Peacock
  • Bruce G. Van Horne
  • Jessi Jones
  • Yoko Schreiber
  • Councillor Joyce Timpson
  • Councillor Joe Cassidy
Staff Resource
  • Jody Brinkman - Manager of Development Services
Administrative Assistant
  • Grace Malcolm - Development Services Administrative Assistant
Next Meeting Dates: 2022

Virtual Meeting - via Zoom

Start Time: 6:00 p.m.      

  • March 3
  • April 7
  • May 5
  • June 2
  • September 1
  • October 6
  • November 3
  • December 1

If you wish to attend the virtual meeting via Zoom, please contact the Administrative Assistant by email or by phone at 807-737-2700 extension 2231.

Agendas and Minutes