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.
Here is the draft Comprehensive Integrated Waste Management Plan report from our consultant, Stantec Engineering, with recommendations for Winnipeg’s garbage, recycling and composting programs for the next 20 years.
In 2009, Winnipeggers landfilled over 340,000 tonnes of material, and recycled and composted approximately 54,000 tonnes of material, for a diversion rate of about 15%. The recommendations in this report have the potential to increase the diversion rate to 35% by 2016 and greater than 50% by 2020.
We are starting the process right now for a curbside organics program in Winnipeg, but it could take up to 5 years to implement. This is an overview what the program would take to implement and what it could look like.
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.
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.
During the SpeakUp on Garbage Expo, we shared our thoughts on 16 different topics ranging from recycling, to composting, to biosolids to education. Check out the list of topics and share your thoughts on them!