Waste Management

An Excellent Waste of Time

How much is too much when it comes to setting out your waste? For the team behind the City’s innovative Large Volume Set Out (LVSO) initiative, finding the answer to this question started with defin...

Wise Up to Where Your Waste Goes!

If you’ve ever wondered whether your ex should go in the trash, in the recycling or to an Eco Station, apparently you’re not alone. “Hilariously enough, ex-boyfriend has been suggested to be add...

Are you satisfied with the City’s waste services?

If so, you’re in good company! Every year the City conducts a survey to determine how satisfied residents are with their waste services and how much they participate in waste programs. We do this to...

City to build 48,000-tonne organics ‘stomach’

Edmonton’s Utility Services Branch is about to take another big step towards diverting 90% of the city’s waste from landfill. This year at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre (EWMC), construction...

Your gift to Edmonton: #WasteLessHolidays

Gifts, decorations, parties and festive treats―they’re all part of the holiday season―and so is waste. Dave Claus―the spirit of holiday waste, shows us that we don’t have to sacrifice our en...

Reduce through Reuse this Holiday Season!

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year, but it can also be a wasteful one. Did you know that the amount of garbage* collected in Edmonton during the two weeks after December 25 is twice the ...

A Compost Tribute to Service & Sacrifice

In June 2015, Edmontonians laid hundreds of flowers at police stations and memorials in honour of Constable Daniel Woodall. Following the funeral services, the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) searched f...

Our waste management brilliance: taking it to the world

One of the early initiators of Edmonton’s world-renowned waste management system is patiently selling our city’s expertise to the world…one small step at a time. Roy Neehall was there when the v...

Alley to front door: recycling message hits home

Talking to Laura Henderson and Myles Curry about their work for the City of Edmonton’s Waste Management Branch is a combination of fascination and pride – fascination at their brilliance, and thei...

Behind-the-Scenes with City Staff on The Amazing Race

When Erika Droessler, Education Programs Coordinator for the Edmonton Waste Management Centre was asked to give a tour to two people who wanted to shoot a tourism video, she wasn’t too surprised. Af...

Wizards turn organic waste into revenue, avoiding BIG costs!

What the City of Edmonton’s Waste Management Services wizards do with that banana peel you threw in the garbage last night is almost magic. In their drive to divert waste from landfills, for 15 year...

Waste Management goes door-to-door for reduced waste stream

Who says you can’t have a whole lot of fun while working to achieve the City of Edmonton’s dead-serious goal of recycling, reusing or composting 90% of our waste stream. Wearing big grins, Myles C...

Overweight bags, not just an airline problem

Help keep waste collectors safe by keeping it light Imagine going to work and being told you have to lift a car. Imagine you have to do it all by yourself, every shift and it’s not just one car but ...

Turn Me In … by Battery Newman

It’s been described as “a powerful ode to eco-responsibility” and it’s quickly become the single most popular Eco Station themed music video ever performed by a singing battery. What is it? It...

First drop-off at the new northeast Eco Station

If you’re like me, you probably have a few waste items taking up space in your home or garage. When I started my spring-cleaning this year, I discovered some leftover paint from redoing a room in my...

Introducing Dave Claus – The Spirit of Holiday Waste

The City of Edmonton is asking residents to take a moment to think about what goes where this holiday season. With that in mind, I’d like to introduce you to Dave Claus: the Spirit of Holiday Waste....

Food Waste: From Table to Trash

I recently watched a movie during the Edmonton International Film Festival called Just Eat It. The film was all about food waste and it reinvigorated my passion for the topic, especially since Waste R...

On the Move

The Reuse Centre is one of Edmonton’s little gems that deserves more notice. It first opened its doors in 2007 and has since diverted 802 tonnes from the landfill. To put it into perspective, that...

Go Bagless! Sixty per cent of Edmontonians are doing it

It’s a real joy for me to hear that about 60 per cent of Edmonton households leave their grass clippings on the lawn as they mow. You see, many years ago I was a garbage collector and I remember how...

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