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Waste Services public engagement information for multi-unit stakeholders.

The online survey is now closed. 

Thank you to all of our stakeholder participants for the overwhelming response to our surveys, drop-in sessions, calls, and emails. We are currently in the process of compiling all of your input. Results from our surveys and workshops will be summarized in our What We Heard report, which will be available online in February 2019.

Information about future public engagement opportunities will be available in February 2019. 

Engagement Opportunities

Engagement opportunities for:

  • Property owners and managers, management companies and building or site managers
  • Lawn and yard care companies that maintain apartment and condo properties
  • Condo boards and tenant associations that represent apartment and condo residents

If you are an apartment or condo resident, please also see engagement information for residents.

Thank you to stakeholders who took the time to complete the survey and provide their input to us through meetings, phone conversations and workshops. Stakeholders provided input on topics including, but not limited to:

Waste Reduction, Diversion and Reuse

We will be asking stakeholders about what opportunities and support would help them reduce and divert more waste in apartment and condominium buildings, and about opportunities for reuse programs and initiatives that could be considered as part of Edmonton's waste strategy for the future.

Separating Food Scraps and Yard Waste

Apartment and condominium buildings have some unique needs as well as challenges with sorting and separating waste. There may be opportunities to provide additional collection services for these properties in the future, such as providing green carts for separation of food scraps. These changes would allow for more consistency with how households across Edmonton sort and set out their waste for collection at the curb.

Food Waste Prevention

Wasted food, or avoidable food waste, has economic, environmental and social impacts, regardless of whether it ends up in the garbage or a composter. More and more cities are introducing education materials and programs to help residents reduce wasted food and save money at home, and to promote redistribution and recovery of edible, nutritious foods.

Single-use Plastics

The movement to curb pollution of single-use disposable plastic items, such as straws, plastic bags and takeout food containers, has gained momentum in the past several years. Many cities either restrict or do not permit the sale and use of these items, as part of their waste management and environmental sustainability plans.

Zero Waste Goal

Many cities in Canada and other countries are adopting Zero Waste goals or targets. This means seeking to divert the maximum possible amount of waste from landfill, by using a mix of innovative sorting, recycling, processing, composting and more.

Textiles

Some municipalities have implemented programs to keep textiles, such as clothing and other fabric items, out of landfills. Although many charities collect reusable clothing and household items, these textile recycling programs accept textiles that can no longer be reused or donated.

Recycling Separation

In order to increase the recovery of recyclable materials, some cities ask residents to sort their recycling by type, such as keeping paper and cardboard separate from plastics and metals.  

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

Many provinces in Canada already have Extended Producer Responsibility policies, which means that companies are responsible for the production and disposal or recycling of waste related to the products they make and sell. These policies and programs help shift responsibility for managing some types of waste to manufacturing companies, which then reduces those costs and responsibilities for municipalities and residents.

For More Information

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Email wasteman@edmonton.ca

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