Winnipeg’s existing Garbage Master Plan was last reviewed in 2001. After implementing automated garbage cart collection in the northwest area of Winnipeg, City Council requested we prepare a full garbage and recycling plan before recommending any more program changes.
- Implementing automated garbage cart collection in the northwest area resulted in City Council requesting we prepare full garbage and recycling plan before recommending any more program changes
- After doing research, including discussions with garbage collection professionals, we determined that garbage carts are the best modern means of garbage collection and the industry trend. We wrote up a contract, and garbage carts were introduced to the northwest area of the city. This caused a lot of excitement and a lot of interest! How, when, and where our garbage was collected became a big topic of conversation!
- Garbage and recycling collection contracts expire over the next few years
- there are nine contracts for garbage and recycling collection with varying expiry dates, contracted out to several service providers
- Continues a Call to Action with SpeakUp Winnipeg
- Our existing Master Plan was last reviewed in 2001.
What is the goal of the master plan?
- Provide a fair and equal level of service to all residential customers
- Plan a waste diversion and handling system that will accommodate estimated growth in population
- Help residents and businesses reduce and divert waste
- Implement high diversion programs that are officially endorsed and funded
- Update the Brady Road Landfill master plan and obtain the required environmental licence
Where do we stand now?
- Winnipeg diverts only 17% of its residential waste, which is much lower than other Canadian cities.
- There is a mix of five different residential collection methods, providing different garbage service in different areas of the city.
- Garbage collection, processing and disposal cost taxpayers more than recycling.
What to you think?
- What is your vision for the future of garbage and recycling services in our city?
- What are your goals?
- Why do you think we should have a Garbage and Recycling Master Plan?