The Future of Communal Waste Collection
The way we sort waste in Edmonton is changing. Beginning in 2023, residents in multi-unit properties with communal collection will be required to separate food scraps and recycling from their garbage.
The Utility Committee will discuss this recommendation on July 9, and may forward it to City Council for a decision.
The recommended waste program includes equally accessible (co-located) collection areas for three waste streams.
The City will work with individual properties to implement the new program and will provide support to overcome challenges by offering different types and sizes of containers, education material for managers and residents, and other support tools.
Residents will not see a change to their utility fees as a result of this change. Waste Services is committed to low and stable rate increases over time. By including communal collection service in the regulated utility, the City can provide this enhanced service without significant rate impacts.
What We Heard Reports
To help inform this change, we gathered input from multi-unit residents, managers and service providers throughout Edmonton. The details of what we heard at these engagement sessions are included in these reports: