Public engagement campaign 
Strong participation so far 
Over 2,000 Edmontonians have attended our 
drop-in sessions and more than 12,000 have filled out our survey. There's still time for you to participate!

About the engagement
Waste Services launched a public engagement campaign on October 3rd which runs to November 15th to gather input from residents and stakeholders about the proposed changes to waste programs. 

Ways to participate
Check out our online schedule for information on drop-in sessions. You can also take our online survey that runs till November 10th and have your say.

Facebook live event 

Watch our Facebook event with  Michael Labreceque, Branch Manager, Waste Services. We were at the Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre on Thursday November 1st, 2018 and answered questions about potential changes to waste management.  

The public wants to know  

How will the City manage grass, leaf and yard waste in the future?
The City is planning a soft launch of the program in spring 2019 which will be supported by education for residents. We also anticipate scheduling more Big Bin Events and will adjust the hours at Eco Stations to allow residents to drop-off excess materials free of charge.

What is Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)? 
EPR is a comprehensive approach to managing the life cycle of a product. Under EPR, companies are responsible for their product from inception to post-consumption. This means that companies need to ensure the proper disposal or recycling of waste related to the products they sell. The goal is to reduce the environmental impact and divert waste going to landfills. 

Will I be paying more taxes?
The expectation is that the costs of moving to a new strategy, as well as the costs of new capital spending (i.e. addressing current issues with the composter) will be covered by planned utility rates. Edmonton Waste Services is unique in that its cost are covered fully by ratepayers. Residential taxes do not subsidize Utility operations or capital spending. 

Additional information

Still have more questions? Refer to our fact sheets for more information.

Did you know?

Waste Services has other newsletters that focus on waste reduction, provide tips on composting and share ideas on reusing old items. 

We are happy to help! 

If you have questions, please visit, call 311 or email us at
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