What is a community depot?
A community depot:
- is a place where residents can drop off material that can be recycled or reused instead of putting it in the garbage,
- has the potential to reduce the amount of garbage with throw out by 3%,
- is larger than the existing recycling and yard waste depots,
- captures toxic materials which are harmful to our environment,
- separates materials into piles that can either be reused (e.g., furniture, bicycles) or recycled (e.g., wood waste, shingles, metal),
- would be set up in various locations, starting with Brady Road Landfill.
What kinds of materials would be accepted at the community depot?
- electronic waste (e.g., computers, televisions, phones)
- household hazardous waste (e.g., paint, oil, florescent light bulbs)
- yard waste (e.g., grass, leaves, tree trimmings)
- construction materials (e.g., shingles, drywall, lumber, concrete)
- bulky waste (e.g., appliances, furniture, mattresses)
Do other cities have community depots?
Yes, such as Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton, Dundas, Kenora, Vancouver, and Victoria.
How much does a community depot cost?
Each community depot would cost:
- $1-2 million to build
- $500,000 to operate each year
Do you think community depots are right for Winnipeg?