Saskatoon Talks Trash

To help us achieve the goal of 70% waste diversion by 2023, the City is redesigning residential curbside waste collection and we need your input. In February and March we engaged curbside (single family) residents and gathered extensive feedback about a citywide organics program, Pay-as-You-Throw (PAYT) waste utility, and other programs and services.

We are now getting ready to launch engagement for multi-unit residents and stakeholders!

Between June 4-22 there will be a series of public engagement opportunities for residents of multi-unit buildings. Pop-up events, online surveys, and stakeholder workshops will focus primarily on the design and delivery of a multi-unit organics collection program, with additional opportunities to share ideas and feedback about garbage, recycling, and other programs.

Curbside Next Steps. Program recommendations will be presented to City Council on June 11, 2018 and all engagement results will be posted online at that time. Stay tuned!

Businesses and Organizations. While we are starting with residential collection, the City will be developing waste diversion and reduction strategies for all sectors. Institutional, commercial, and industrial stakeholder conversations will begin in Fall 2018.

The Path Forward. The City of Saskatoon wants to have a waste collection system that is easy to use, that works for all residents and that diverts more waste from the landfill.  A new program will not be in place before 2019. 

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