Guiding Principles & Resources

On March 10, 2011, in Speaking Up, by Justin

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.

Residential Garbage Collection

On March 8, 2011, in Phase 2, Speaking Up, by Justin

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.

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?

EXPO: How does garbage affect us?

On November 25, 2010, in Expo, Speaking Up, by Justin

At the SpeakUp on Garbage Expo, a panel of experts from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Minnesota spoke on different perspectives of waste management and the effect it has on our lives. Is there anything we can learn from these speakers about how Winnipeg could be managing its garbage?

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?

Why prepare a Garbage and Recycling Master Plan?

On November 16, 2010, in Speaking Up, by Justin

Winnipeg’s existing Garbage Master Plan was last reviewed in 2001. After implementing automated garbage cart collection in the northwest area of Winnipeg, City Council requested we prepare a full garbage and recycling plan before recommending any more program changes.

Speak Up On Garbage Expo – Online!

On November 12, 2010, in Speaking Up, by Scott

We had a brilliant day at the Speak Up on Garbage Expo! Participants shared their vision for the future of garbage and recycling services in Winnipeg at the launch of the six-month public participation process. You can take part by sharing your thoughts and ideas here at

Introducing the Garbage Master Plan

On November 11, 2010, in Speaking Up, Video, by Justin

Darryl Drohomerski, Manager of Solid Waste Services with the City of Winnipeg introduces the process for developing Winnipeg’s new Garbage Master Plan.