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Goal: Reduce the solid waste disposal stream through enhanced composting

Objective: Increase organic solid waste diversion by 10% over 2008 levels

Action Items

Þ    Expand the organic waste program to include all multi-family residences.

Þ    Explore organic waste diversion for businesses

Þ      Implement food scraps collection in schools.

Relevant Pillars: economic sustainabilityenvironmental sustainabiliity

 

Goal: Reduce packaging waste

Objective: Support the expansion of extended producer responsibility programs.

Action Items

Þ      Work with regional staff to advocate senior governments transfer some waste management responsibilities to producers and consumers (extended producer responsibility)

Þ      Investigate opportunities to work with local businesses and business organizations to reduce the use of plastic bags

Þ      Ensure the Corporate Purchasing Policy requires the purchase of reusable packaged products and minimizes the purchase of over-packaged products.

 Relevant Pillars:economic sustainabilityenvironmental sustainabiliity

 

Goal: Reduce the solid waste disposal stream through enhanced recycling

Objective: Increase solid waste diversion to 70% by 2015

Action Items

Þ      Educate the public about disposal bans and reducing the use of excess packaging, using online and print communication.

Þ      Implement Council’s approved solid waste plan (bi-weekly garbage, weekly organic waste collection)

Þ      Investigate best practices for public space recycling.

Þ      Develop a corporate policy that requires recycling at city sponsored events and festivals.

Þ      Review of school recycling programs to ensure maximized recycling.

Þ      Build relationship with businesses to encourage increased recycling

Þ      Develop a corporate solid waste policy

Relevant Pillars: economic sustainabilityenvironmental sustainabiliity

 

Goal: Re-use waste materials

Objective: Increase organic solid waste diversion by 10% over 2008 levels.

Action Items

Þ      Undertake a worm composting pilot project and consider implementing a worm composting program.

Þ      Review the city’s solid waste program to identify mechanisms to implement a comprehensive green waste program.

Þ      Review collection schedules and pick-up frequencies to facilitate increased organic waste diversion.

Objective: Encourage the community to reuse materials prior to recycling or disposal

Action Items

Þ      Develop new ideas to encourage reuse opportunities within our community (e.g., city-wide garage sale)

Relevant Pillars: economic sustainabilityenvironmental sustainabiliity

 

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