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Total Waste Disposal and Diversion

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   Status: Needs Improvement

The most environmentally friendly and cost effective way to manage waste is to eliminate it through reduction or reuse. Please visit the Performance Dashboard for more info.

Where are we now?

The total amount of waste accepted by both the City’s diversion and disposal programs was lower in 2016 than 2015.

 

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Waste Diverted

24,782

34,833

28,557

26,520

34,533

36,338

29,623

27,864

Waste Disposed

140,440

143,241

136,735

117,523

117,759

125,238

111,507

99,800

Total

165,222

178,073

165,292

144,043

152,292

161,575

141,130

127,664

Source: Integrated Waste Management Annual Report, 2016.

Waste

What are we doing?

Home Composting Education Program

Composting is the process of breaking down organic waste (such as food scraps, grass clippings, and dried leaves) into a rich soil amendment that your lawn and garden will love!
Have a composting question? Simply dial (306) 931-3249 or email compost@saskwastereduction.ca. Please allow 1 business day for one of our Compost Coaches to respond to your inquiry.

Curbside Swap

The City supports reuse in the community with Curbside Swap events.

What can you do?

When making a purchase, consider the packaging, how easy a product is to repair, and what disposal options are available.

Find out what your composting style is by taking an online quiz. Compost coaches are available for a home visit if you have questions, need help setting up your home compost system or are troubleshooting an issue.

Donate lightly used items to charities. Charity bins for Canadian Diabetes Association, Community Living, and The Salvation Army are located at three of four City-run recycle depots as well as other locations throughout the city.

Green Cart Program

NEW in 2016: food waste is accepted with yard waste in the Green Cart program.

Did You Know?

Yard and food waste make up over 40% of the waste from an average home. Composting these materials diverts waste from the landfill and reduces greenhouse gas emissions..