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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

Public Engagement

Share your feedback and perspectives on grass and yard waste collection changes.

Input will be collected through an online survey from April 16-May 1, or at one of two drop-in sessions taking place on April 18 and 19.

Grass and Yard Waste Collection Changes Survey

General Public Survey

Do you reside in a single unit property and provide lawn care for that property?

Multi-Unit Properties Survey

Do you manage a multi-unit property, building or a lawn and yard care company?

Drop-in Sessions

Date: Wednesday April 18, 2018
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: Mill Woods Senior and Multicultural Centre, 2610 Hewes Way NW
Room 231

Date: Thursday April 19, 2018
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre, 11000 Stadium Road NW
Multi-Purpose Room 6

Additional Information

Yard Waste

Why is Edmonton considering changing the way yard waste is collected?

Utility Rate

What services and programs are included in my utility rate?

Grass Clippings

Why is Edmonton considering changing the way grass clippings are collected?

Waste Diversion

How does Edmonton compare to other areas and what are our waste goals?

Future of Waste

What's in store for the future of Edmonton waste?

For More Information


In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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