Stratford is trying to learn from our neighors in Oxford County when it comes to zero waste.

There’s a free event taking place Thursday night at the Stratford Rotary Club where Oxford County Warden David Mayberry will make a presentation about his counties efforts to become an area that produces zero waste and what they are doing to try and reach it.

The county has set a waste reduction goal of 40 per cent by the year 2020 and by 60 per cent by 2030 while also having the goal of achieving the highest total waste diversion rate/capita in our province by 2020.

Mayberry says he was happy to accept the invite to come speak in Stratford about zero waste.

“The people in the community want to say what can what can we do to achieve that as well and we’re certainly more than interested and in fact quite willing to have others come along with us to help us carry some of the load as we explore what are the options for the community.”

The event Thursday night gets started at 7:00 p.m..