Tips for Sustainable Living in 2024

The new year offers an opportunity to establish goals that enhance our lives and contribute to our planet’s well-being. Whether big or small, each resolution holds the potential to make a significant difference. If you are uncertain where to embark on your New Year resolutions—fear not, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a guide to help … Continued

Sustainable Celebrations: A Guide to Reducing Holiday Waste 

With the holiday season in full swing, the spirit of giving, joy, and celebration is in the air! While it’s true that this time can bring on an increase in waste, from gift wrap to packaging and excess food, embracing a mindful approach allows us to revel in the festivities while positively impacting the environment. … Continued

How to Reuse Common Household Items 

Awareness of the importance of sustainability and eco-friendliness are on the rise, and one of the best ways to reduce your environmental impact is by reusing household items. Repurposing everyday items not only conserves resources but sparks your creativity. You’ll be amazed at the practical uses for items you might otherwise discard. At Miller Waste, … Continued

What happens to my leaf and yard waste? 

When left to decompose in an environment with the right levels of moisture, heat, and oxygen, micro-organisms will break down leaf and yard waste into finished compost – a substance that plants can use as food.   ‘Tis the season to watch the multi-coloured leaves fall from the trees…and into our yards. Then, comes the onerous … Continued

How to Reduce Food Waste 

Food waste is a widespread concern that not only impacts our finances but also has far-reaching environmental consequences. By implementing straightforward strategies, each of us can play a pivotal role in minimizing food waste within our households. In Canada alone, over 60% of food waste can be avoidable. Here are four ways to cut down … Continued

Biodegradable Vs Compostable: What’s The Difference? 

We hear and see many terms related to responsible waste management, but it can be difficult to discern the difference between them and how each kind of product will impact our environment once it’s thrown away.  Take the labels “compostable”, “biodegradable”, and “recyclable,” for example; though they may seem interchangeable, there are several important distinctions … Continued

Why You Should Compost 

Did you know that food is one of the leading causes of waste in Canada? Each year, Canada produces a staggering 2.3 million tons of food waste, resulting in environmental impacts equivalent to having 2.1 million cars on the road or releasing 6.9 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. This alarming reality can be … Continued

Repurposing Food Waste as Energy 

Food waste is an ongoing issue in Canada. Every year, Canadian households and businesses toss away millions of tonnes of edible food. This not only results in financial losses, but the loss of resources that go into planting, harvesting, producing, packaging, and transporting of food, including land, water, and energy. Mitigating the impacts of food … Continued

Simplifying Waste Management: Your Top 3 FAQs Answered 

When it comes to waste management, having quick and convenient access to important information can make all the difference to maintaining sustainability and properly disposing of your waste. To clear up any confusion and make waste disposal easier, we have compiled answers to your top three frequently asked questions.  Where can I view my garbage … Continued

How to Reduce Clothing Waste 

The constant change in fashion trends and availability of fast fashion at ever plummeting price points can tempt us to buy excessive amounts of clothes. However, this behaviour has led to an overflow of garments in our landfills. These clothes, often made with non-biodegradable, synthetic fibres, contribute to the emission of harmful greenhouse gases. Check … Continued