Contamination in the food scraps waste stream will lower the quality of compost we can make, and contamination in the recycling stream can result in some recyclable items going to the landfill. It also results in higher processing costs.
Many of Edmonton’s parks now include food scrap containers in addition to garbage and recycling containers.
Capital City Cleanup
Capital City Cleanup expanded its focus in 2008 to include not only litter reduction and prevention but graffiti eradication as well. The program was developed by the City of Edmonton to help keep our city clean and attractive.
Through various partnerships we continue to showcase Edmonton as Alberta's Capital City through this concerted effort.
Record the address of the violation and a description of the problem if you can't resolve the problem directly with your neighbour
Provide your name, phone number, and the details of your concern in case your testimony is required in court
Responding to Your Complaint
After you call 311, the City takes these steps to help with your issue:
A file is created specifying your concerns
A Community Standards Peace Officer (CSPO) opens an investigation
The officer investigates your complaint within 4 business days
The CSPO may issue a warning notice with directions to remedy the problem within a specified time frame, or issue a $250 fine immediately, depending on the circumstances
The officer may issue an order, which allows the City to fix the problem and bill the property owner for the cost
The City may contact you to appear as a witness, if the matter goes to court
Protecting Your Privacy
The information you provide will be used to process your complaint, but your name and address will not be made available to anyone else. For more information on how the City protects your privacy, visit Freedom of Information and Privacy.
For more information on education and enforcement of littering and illegal dumping, the City of Edmonton has the following resources available.