The City only manages a small percentage of Winnipeg’s non-residential waste. Here are some possible initiatives that the City can do to encourage and support non-residential diversion.
- comes from the industrial, commercial and institutional (IC & I) and construction and demolition (C & D) sources
- is about 475,000 tonnes per year,
- is managed by private companies (collection and disposal)
- is disposed of at two privately-operated landfills close to Winnipeg (about 80%) and Brady Road Landfill (about 20%).
The City of Winnipeg does not have a mandate for non-residential waste, but can:
- encourage and support diversion,
- work with businesses and the Province to develop strategies and regulations to increase diversion.
Some initiatives for non-residential waste being considered by the Garbage and Recycling Master Plan include:
- Encourage the use of standards during construction or redevelopment that prevent and divert waste,
- Support a ‘Green Park’ at Brady Road Landfill for local industries that would remake the materials on site into reusable items for sale,
- Set up a depot at Brady Road Landfill for materials that can be reused or recycled. (e.g., wood, soil, drywall, shingles),
- Examine opportunities for expanding recycling and organics collection for businesses,
- Develop and issue a Green Procurement Guide,
- Work with stewardship organizations and the public school system to support diversion and education,
- Structure tipping fees at Brady Road Landfill to encourage diversion.
For more information, view the consultant’s Summary – Draft Waste Management Options Report IC&I and C&D Diversion.