The City of Edmonton is guided by four transformational goals, including climate resilience. Being a climate resilient city includes protecting Edmonton’s natural environment and minimizing our environmental impact.
To minimize the environmental impact of daily living, the City has committed to sustainable waste management practices. Edmonton has a goal of 90% waste diversion from landfill. In September 2019, City Council approved a 25-year Waste Strategy that will help us reach this goal.
We’re bringing Edmonton into alignment with internationally-recognized best practices by putting more emphasis on the entire waste management hierarchy, with prevention of waste as the best option.
Here are some waste reduction tips from the Change Habits For Climate Guide:
- Go bagless when mowing your lawn. Remove the bag from your lawn mower and leave the clippings on the lawn.
- Reduce and avoid waste. See the chapter on Sustainable Purchasing.
- Recycle right! Learn what items can be recycled by using the WasteWise app.
- Compost at home. The City has lots of resources to help you get started.
- Use an Eco Station to dispose of household hazardous waste, electrical items and big bulky items
For more details on these and other tips, check out the Waste section of the Change Habits For Climate Guide.