Waste Services is developing a new strategy to reduce the amount of waste produced in Edmonton and the amount of waste sent to landfill.
Edmontonians' participation is essential to reach waste reduction and diversion goals, and to build a more sustainable and resilient future for all Edmontonians.
Input from the public and stakeholders is needed to help inform decisions about Edmonton's future waste system and determine which recommendations are brought forward for City Council approval.
We will seek input on residential program and service changes, and discuss how Waste Services can support waste reduction and diversion for the non-residential sector, such as business and industry.
Want to provide input? Learn about engagement opportunities.
April 2018 (Complete) - Grass and Yard Waste
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 those who have shared their feedback and perspectives with us.
Final Report: The public What We Heard summary will be available August 2018. 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 August 2018.
January 2018 (Completed) - Market Research
Waste Services conducted a phone survey and four focus groups to ask participants about their current waste habits, and their willingness to support future changes to residential waste programs and services, such as:
- Separating food scraps from other types of garbage
- Volume limits for garbage
- Ceasing collection of grass clippings in the garbage
- Moving to seasonal yard waste collection
- Use of clear bags for garbage
Final Report: Phone survey - Topline report
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
Market research on potential changes to waste services
Grass and Yard Waste Public Engagement
September 2018 - March 2019
Pilot Project for Waste Collection
2020 and Beyond
Begin Rollout of Future Changes