The City of Edmonton's Waste Services branch is updating its strategic plan, focusing on actions that will help the City reach its goal of 90% diversion of residential waste from landfill.
On March 20, 2018, City Council approved the following Waste Management Strategy Update recommendations. These seven recommendations will help increase our rate of residential waste diversion, including:
- Engaging Edmontonians on how grass, leaf, and yard waste are collected
- Introducing a source-separated organics program for kitchen scraps starting in fall 2020
- Talking with Edmontonians about other waste program and service options
- Reviewing our diversion rate calculations
- Presenting options for a pilot project on source-separated organics
- Presenting options for food waste reduction strategies
- Updating waste policies
This spring, we gathered input from residents, property managers and lawn and yard care companies about possible changes to residential grass and yard waste collection services. Thank you to the many individuals and organizations who have shared their feedback and perspectives through the survey and public drop-in sessions.
Summary results will be available in a public What We Heard report, available Summer 2018. The results will be used to develop proposed future grass and yard waste collection service changes. Results from public input, along with proposed service change details will be presented to the Utility Committee for discussion and consideration in Summer 2018.
We’re Still Listening
Do you still want to provide feedback about the proposed changes to grass and yard waste collection? Please complete this form.
Future of Waste
Targeted survey and focus groups
February and March 2018
Utility Committee and Council recommendations
Outreach to special interest groups and multi-unit stakeholders
April 16 - May 1, 2018
April 18, 2018
Drop-in Session 1
April 19, 2018
Drop-in Session 2
Future Public Engagement
What We Heard Report