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Who is considered a stakeholder?

  • 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.

Engagement Opportunities

Phone Surveys and Stakeholder Workshops

Want to provide input? We are conducting phone interviews and scheduling stakeholder workshops with interested participants. Please leave a message at 780-394-2138 or email futureofwaste@edmonton.ca for more information. 

Public Drop-in Information and Schedule

Last fall, we heard from stakeholders about some of the challenges (space, infrastructure, education/awareness) property owners and managers will face with some of the proposed changes to waste programs and services. This winter, we are seeking input on what support properties will need if these changes are implemented.

We are starting these conversations now to plan ahead for possible changes. The City wants to collaborate with stakeholders to create an approach that will help us reach our goals together. 

Stakeholders will have an opportunity to provide input on topics including, but not limited to:

Changes to Waste Set-Outs and Collection

We are asking stakeholders what their buildings would need in terms of support or assistance from the City, if all buildings may be possibly expected to provide separate on-site collection of recyclables and of food scraps (for example, green carts). These potential changes would be consistent with the potential changes that residents living in houses would be expected to make when setting out their waste for collection at the curb.

Proposed changes to residential grass, leaf and yard waste seasonal collection may be rolled out city-wide, beginning in fall 2020. These changes could include:

  • Grass clippings, leaf and yard waste will no longer be accepted in the garbage stream

  • Seasonal leaf and yard waste will be collected twice in the spring and twice in the fall on specific dates (paper yard waste bags must be used for bagging leaves, grass and other yard waste — branches need to be bundled)

  • Green carts for food scraps can be topped up with grass clippings and yard waste, but not branches

We are asking multi-unit properties how they may be impacted by these changes, if the proposed changes are extended to all residential properties.

Consistency, Compliance and Incentives

Last fall, we heard concerns from stakeholders about ensuring consistency and compliance, and worries they face with improper sorting and illegal dumping.

This winter, we are seeking input on:

  • What could accountability and compliance look like for multi-unit properties

  • What support is needed from the City to address health, safety and bylaw concerns associated with illegal dumping and dumpster diving

  • What incentives would be of interest for reducing the amount of waste for disposal at properties

Drop-Off Locations

To provide increased opportunities to keep as much waste as possible out of the landfill, we will be looking at ways to help residents dispose of items that should not go in the garbage, or that could be collected and recycled through additional programs. Some residents face challenges with bringing their household chemicals, large items (for example, furniture) and electronic waste (for example, cell phones) to drop-off locations, such as Eco Stations.

This winter, we are seeking input on:

  • Eco Station hours and days of operation

  • Options for setting up small community drop-off locations (what items are accepted, and what types of locations should be considered)

  • How the City can support access to drop-off locations for tenants without vehicles, and with mobility concerns

We would like your input on what opportunities, communication methods and resources would you like to have available to you and how you think the City should get people on board and ensure compliance with the changes.

Education Opportunities

We heard from stakeholders that more educational opportunities and materials would be necessary to help stakeholders and residents understand and learn about future changes to waste programs and services.

We would like your input on what opportunities, communication methods and resources would you like to have available for your properties.

For example, we would like to gauge stakeholders’ interest in having an education program and materials tailored for multi-unit buildings, similar to ones that have been introduced in some other cities.

For More Information

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Email wasteman@edmonton.ca

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