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.

Non-residential waste:

  • 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.

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