In Development: Waste Reduction Roadmap
Edmonton is currently developing a Waste Reduction Roadmap to support the commitments identified in the 25-year Waste Strategy. The Roadmap will identify programs and regulations that will result in fewer materials becoming part of the waste stream over the next three years.
You can provide your input on the Roadmap by filling out our online survey between October 19 and November 1. The Roadmap will be presented to Council in 2021.
The development of the roadmap will include:
- A review of current waste reduction offerings in Edmonton
- Best practices research and how those practices can be applied to Edmonton
- An evaluation of new ways to reduce waste - including programs, regulations and partnerships with community organizations
- Engagement with key stakeholders and the general public
Implementation of the Roadmap will happen over three years and will result in fewer materials from Edmonton residents and businesses becoming part of the waste stream.
Edmonton’s approved 25-year Waste Strategy outlines how to manage waste using a Zero Waste Framework, which emphasizes reduction activities at the top of the waste hierarchy. This framework is also grounded in the concept of a circular economy that considers waste as a resource.
Edmonton’s goal is to increase waste reduction and diversion in support of the Zero Waste Framework by focusing on activities that rethink, reduce and reuse waste.