Winnipeg produces over 500,000 tonnes of garbage every year. Only 30% of this is residential waste. Understanding where all of our garbage comes from will be essential to developing a Garbage and Recycling Master Plan for Winnipeg.
The financial cost of garbage and recycling services in Winnipeg is among the lowest of all major Canadian Cities. In the first half of this post, we will look at how much garbage and recycling cost us as individuals, and in the second half we will look at how much they cost the City.
Phase 1 started the conversation about the future of garbage and recycling services in Winnipeg. We achieved several milestones and have reports from our public participation and surveys available to view.
Darryl Drohomerski, Manager of Solid Waste Services with the City of Winnipeg shares two options for residential yard waste collection and composting: Biweekly pickup from April to November or 4 pickups a year (2 in the Spring and 2 in the Fall)
Randy Park, the supervisor of waste diversion at the City of Winnipeg shares shares two options for single family home recycling: blue automated carts or an additional blue box. Learn about these options and tell us which option do you prefer. Which option do you think is best for Winnipeg?
We’ve updated our background information with our Guiding Principles and some Resources. Our Guiding Principles are the foundation for our options for garbage, recycling and organics. The resources posted include previous reports and strategies for the City’s waste and recycling programs.
In this video, Randy Park, the supervisor of waste diversion at the City of Winnipeg shares information about our residential garbage collection and why we are recommending automated collection using carts.
Darryl Drohomerski, Manager of Solid Waste Services with the City of Winnipeg introduces options for garbage, recycling and organics programs as part of the process for developing Winnipeg’s new Garbage Master Plan.
Diverting 50% of our waste from being buried at the landfill can’t happen over night. We’ve developed some options for the short, medium and long term. These options follow the Waste Hierarchy of: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover and Residuals.
We are developing a plan to present to City Council in fall 2011 outlining the future of garbage and recycling services in our city. It is important that we include your comments and recommendations.
Les Winnipégois et les Winnipégoises sont invités à s’exprimer au sujet des déchets.
Nous sommes en train d’élaborer un plan que nous allons présenter au Conseil municipal à l’automne 2011, plan qui tracera les grandes lignes de l’avenir des services de collecte des déchets et de recyclage dans la ville. Il est important que nous y incluions vos observations et vos recommandations.