Edson Launches New Enviro Discovery Trailer 

Connector Summer 2018

The services provided by the Edson and District Recycling Society (EDRS) just became far more accessible.

The Enviro Discovery Trailer is a 24-by 8-foot trailer constructed by Haul-All (Lethbridge, Alberta) that is used to help educate citizens about recycling, composting, and overall sustainability. The Enviro Discovery Trailer was inaugurated at Edson’s Canada Day celebration, where festival goers built their own birdhouses and crafts, enjoyed popcorn and smoothies, and talked with recycling and composting experts.

Solar energy pops the corn – the trailer boasts 760 W of generating capacity installed by Great Canadian Solar (Edmonton). Pedal power blends the smoothies – patrons ride pedal generators constructed entirely from re-used materials. In past events, the smoothies were made in part from excess produce donated by local grocers. The crafts were also made from recycled goods: garments-turned-yarns created by Unravelled Yarns from Calgary.

The Enviro Discovery Trailer is expected to become the flagship of the Society’s education programs, which were accessed by at least two thousand students so far this year. EDRS staff will haul the Enviro Discovery Trailer to events in Edson and district, saving time and energy that used to be spent loading and unloading several vehicles. This project was sponsored by local donors and the provincial government. You can learn more about the Enviro Discovery Trailer, and request to use it, by visiting https://edsonrecycle.com/. The Enviro Discovery Trailer’s next appearance will be at the Peers Gold Dust Days.

Click here to see the flyer!

submitted by Edson & District Recycling Society