Strong participation so far
Over 2,000 Edmontonians have attended our drop-in sessionsand 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 changesto waste programs.
Ways to participate Check out our online schedule for information on drop-in sessions. You can also take our online surveythat runs till November 10th and have your say.
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.
Still have more questions? Refer to our fact sheets for more information.