In Edmonton we treat waste as a resource. We currently divert more than 50% of household waste from landfill, mainly through recycling and composting. The organic portion of your garbage is separated at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre for composting.
Edmonton's waste diversion is achieved through innovative processing facilities and by residents sorting their waste and practicing waste reduction.
We're continually researching new technologies and processes to improve our operations and find ways to transform waste into useful resources. The waste to biofuels project and the future Anaerobic Digestion Facility are just two examples of our focus on innovation.
Edmonton's waste system includes much more than waste collection. Other services include:
- Eco Stations to drop-off your household hazardous waste and e-waste
- A Reuse Centre, that accepts household items and makes them available for reuse
- Community recycling depots located throughout the city
- Big Bin events to drop off large items at no charge
- Assisted Waste collection for residents with mobility challenges
- Workshops and presentations to help residents reduce, reuse, recycle and compost
- Volunteering opportunities through the Master Composter Recycler program or the Reuse Centre
- Tours of the Edmonton Waste Management Centre