Where does our garbage come from?
- Residential (single-family homes, apartment buildings and condos)
- about 230,000 tonnes collected and delivered to Brady Landfill
- Non-residential (e.g., construction and demolition industry, schools, office buildings)
- 140,000 tonnes delivered to Brady Landfill
- at least 230,000 tonnes from other sources disposed of in regional landfills close to Winnipeg (e.g., St. Andrews)
- City of Winnipeg corporation (e.g., wastewater treatment by-products, waste from office buildings, arenas and community clubs)
- 35,000 tonnes delivered to Brady Landfill
Why don’t we know exactly how much garbage is produced by non-residential sources?
The City of Winnipeg:
- is not responsible for collecting or disposing of non-residential garbage,
- does not have access to the amount of waste hauled by private companies.
What will the future hold for garbage collection and disposal services?
- How can we learn more about waste from non-residential sources?
- What can we do to help reduce the volume of non-residential garbage?
- Are there any other sources of garbage not listed that we need to examine?