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We’ve Talked Trash
To help us achieve the goal of 70% waste diversion by 2023, the City is redesigning Residential Curbside Collections for single family homes. Close to 5,000 residents talked trash between February 12 and March 6, 2018. the engagement included an online survey, pop-up events, community workshops, and an accessible waste collection workshop. What we heard from the engagement will directly inform the recommendations for a redesigned curbside waste collection system.
Curbside Engagement Results
The results of the Saskatoon Talks Trash – Curbside engagement will be reported at the June 11, 2018 meeting of the Standing Policy Committee on Environment, Utilities and Corporate Services.
Recommended Changes to Waste Management in Saskatoon
The recommended changes based on engagement and research results will be reported at the June 11, 2018 meeting of the Standing Policy Committee on Environment, Utilities and Corporate Services.
Saskatoon Talks Trash - Multi-Unit Starting in June
Starting in early June, Saskatoon will Talk Trash about multi-unit waste programs. There will be a series of engagement activities for residents, property managers, landlords, and owners of apartments and condominiums that have their waste collected in metal bins. Stay tuned!
Completed Curbside Engagement
The online survey was conducted between February 12 and March 4, 2018.
Pop Up Events
Pop ups were come-and-go style events located at places where residents spend their time. Residents were invited to participate in a 5-10 minute activity facilitated by City staff to identify their priorities and preferences for the redesign of curbside waste collection. A series of pop up events were held between February 13 and March 1, 2018 at the following times and locations:
- February 13: Shaw Centre 4:00 – 7:00pm
- February 15: Alice Turner Library 10:00am – 1:00pm
- February 17: Lawson Heights Mall 11:00am – 2:00pm
- February 22: The Centre Mall 1:00 – 7:00pm
- February 24: Saskatoon Farmers' Market 8:00am – 12:00pm
- March 1: St. Martin's United Church 12:30 – 3:30pm and 6:30 – 9:00pm
Two community workshops were held on March 1 at St. Martin’s United Church located at 2617 Clarence Avenue South on the corner of Wilson Crescent and Clarence Avenue South. Workshops provided an opportunity for residents with curbside collection to dig deeper into the priorities, preferences, and any barriers that will be considered in a redesigned curbside waste collection system.
- Afternoon Workshop: March 1st, 1 – 3pm at St. Martin’s United Church
- Evening Workshop: March 1st, 7 – 9pm at St. Martin’s United Church
Accessible Waste Collection Workshop
A workshop focused on addressing accessibility considerations related to curbside collection took place on March 6th from 9:30 – 11:30am at the Saskatoon Field House. This workshop was open to stakeholders and organizations that serve or represent older adults and/or other residents who are challenged by the task of managing a waste cart.
In April, a group of residents were be randomly selected from those who participated in engagement activities and invited to discuss engagement findings and get a sneak peek of draft recommendations for organics, recycling, and the waste utiliity. Only those that participated in the online survey, pop-up events, or workshops and opted-in by providing their contact information were eligible for random selection.