On September 10, City Council approved the 25-year Waste Strategy.
What's in the Strategy?
The 25-year Waste Strategy will help the city reach its goal of 90% waste diversion from landfills. We’re bringing Edmonton into alignment with internationally-recognized best practices, putting more emphasis on waste prevention and waste reduction, and redesigning our services to help all Edmontonians play a bigger role in Edmonton’s zero waste future.
The 25-year Waste Strategy has several transformative recommendations that we are actively working toward:
- Adopt a Zero Waste Framework
Lead by example in implementing source-separated organics in City-owned and operated buildings, facilities and attractions
Introduce source-separated organics to the residential sector beginning with the citywide Edmonton Cart Rollout in spring 2021
Expand source-separated organics to the multi-unit residential sector and the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional sector
Cease commercial collections (in progress)
Shift programming to support and inspire community-based waste reduction initiatives, including actions to limit single-use items
Participate in efforts to promote Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policies
Our focus is on:
- The new cart-based waste system, which will roll out from spring to fall of 2021 to all single- unit homes and a number of multi-unit homes
- Waste diversion programs and policies that will improve diversion in the multi-unit and Industrial, Commercial, Institutional (ICI) sectors
- Waste reduction programs including actions to limit single-use items