Waste Management

Edmonton Celebrates Six Years of Choosing Reuse

When I first heard about the Reuse Centre I thought it was a fantastic idea to have a place that promotes reuse and keeps items out of the landfill. But what I couldn’t know at the beginning was...

Edmonton Waste Management Centre Tour

During my summer co-op term with the City’s Office of Environment, I got a chance to visit the Edmonton Waste Management Centre (EWMC). I’d heard a lot about the facility and how amazing it is and...

Recycle Your Holiday Spirit

For most of us, our Christmas spirit is rooted in the traditions of food, fun and family, so we put up with the stress of running around, spending lots of money and coordinating schedules. The solutio...

A cure for recycling anxiety

Edmontonians are passionate, proud recyclers.  Due to the relative ease of the all-in-one-blue-bag recycling program, about 90% of single family residents and 80% of the apartment/condo dwellers have...

The First Harvest

The snow has melted, the winds are blowing at 90 km/hr, snow warnings are in full effect, and it’s still light out when I leave work. Must be spring in Alberta! This is the season the compost te...

Composting at City Hall

Starting a new job is always intimidating. So last March when I started working for the City’s Communications Branch, I wasn’t quite ready to question my new colleagues about their lack of compost...

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