Garbage & Recycling Master Plan

On September 23, 2011, in Speaking Up, by Justin

More than 2,500 Winnipeggers participated in nine months of city-wide public consultations to help develop a new innovative garbage and recycling master plan that provides uniform affordable services city-wide and offers citizens numerous environmental programs so Winnipeg can increase diverted waste by 50% or more.

The plan will be considered at the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works meeting on Monday, October 3, 2011.

What is a deposit system for containers?

On April 15, 2011, in Phase 2, Speaking Up, by Justin

Throughout the SpeakUp on Garbage process, many Winnipeggers have asked about the possibility of a deposit system for containers. Manitoba currently uses a levy system and here are some of the differences between the two systems.

Recycling: What do we collect and where does it go?

On March 28, 2011, in Phase 2, Speaking Up, by Justin

The goal of the City’s recycling program is to sell the material it receives at the highest net cost for the best available end use. There isn’t enough demand locally for the recyclable materials, so the material is shipped and sold to different parts of the world. What kind of materials should the City of Winnipeg recycling program collect? Is there anything we can do to help develop local markets for the recyclables we produce?

What does garbage and recycling cost us?

On March 22, 2011, in Speaking Up, by Justin

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.

Residential Recycling Options

On March 11, 2011, in Phase 2, Speaking Up, Video, by Justin

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?

Who Manages Our Community’s Garbage?

On December 7, 2010, in Speaking Up, by Justin

The City of Winnipeg, the Province of Manitoba, private industry, and stewardship organizations partner to provide many garbage and recycling services, programs and policies. What more can we do to work together towards improving garbage and recycling services in Winnipeg?

17% Diversion – What does this mean?

On November 26, 2010, in Speaking Up, by Justin

“Winnipeg diverts 17% of its residential waste” is a phrase that has come up often during this project. What does this mean? How can we divert more? What kind of opportunities do you see for increasing our waste diversion in Winnipeg? What percentage should we target for waste diversion?

Video: Tour of the Materials Recovery Facility (recycling plant)

On November 22, 2010, in Speaking Up, Video, by Justin

Randy Park, Supervisor or Waste Diversion with the City of Winnipeg takes us on a tour of the Materials Recovery Facility to show what happens to the recyclables that go into your Blue Box. Approximately 90% of all material going to Brady landfill can actually be recycled. Can we do more to save money and save the environment?