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Thank you to the many Edmontonians who shared their thoughts on how waste is sorted and managed, through our online surveys and at drop-in sessions.  Input from the public and stakeholders helped inform the 25-year Waste Strategy, which was approved by City Council on September 10, 2019.

Learn more about completed public engagement below.

Public Engagement

Completed

February 10 - April 15, 2019 

Based on the results of public engagement in Fall 2018, we continued to gather input from residents and stakeholders to further refine decisions and recommendations. The report will be available in June 2019. 

Topics included:

  • Options for curbside garbage and recycling set-outs
  • Waste drop-off locations
  • Grass, leaf and yard waste
  • Single-use plastics restrictions
  • Zero Waste goal
  • Education opportunities 

Phase 2 Future of Waste Information Panels

Phase 2 What We Heard Summary Report

October 1 - November 30, 2018​​​​​​ — Proposed Changes to Waste Programs and Services

We gathered input from residents, multi-unit stakeholders and non-residential stakeholders about proposed changes to waste programs and services. Thank you to those who have shared their input and perspectives with us. 

Topics included:

  • Options for curbside garbage set-outs (such as bag or cart)
  • Waste reduction and diversion
  • Food waste and reuse
  • Single-use plastics restrictions
  • Zero Waste goal

Phase 1 Future of Waste Information Panels

Phase 1 Survey Report

Phase 1 What We Heard Summary Report
Results will be used to help shape a new waste strategy and changes to waste services for Edmonton.   

April 2018  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: What We Heard 
Results will be used to develop proposed future grass and yard waste collection service changes.

January 2018 — 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

For More Information

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Email wasteman@edmonton.ca

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