City Council directed us to develop a Garbage and Recycling Master Plan before proposing any more changes to the existing services. Our goal is to present a master plan to City Council in fall 2011.
Why do we need a master plan?
Winnipeg generates over 750,000 tonnes of garbage a year from all sources. Winnipeggers are currently diverting only 17% of all residential waste from the landfill, which is among the lowest for cities in Canada. A key goal of the master plan is to provide options for residents that will increase the diversion to at least 50%. We know there are many things we could be doing better — and we need your help to get there.
What is the process?
Our vision and plan for the future of garbage and recycling services will be built through a six-month conversation with Winnipeg residents through SpeakUp Winnipeg.
How can I participate?
There will be many opportunities over the next six months to SpeakUp on the Garbage and Recycling Master Plan.