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Who Manages Our Community's Garbage?

The City of Winnipeg, the Province of Manitoba, private industry, and stewardship organizations partner to provide many garbage and recycling services, programs and policies. What more can we do to work together towards improving garbage and recycling services in Winnipeg?

What is the role of the City of Winnipeg?

The City of Winnipeg is responsible for:

  • collecting recycling material from depot, blue boxes and apartment recycling containers,
  • collecting and composting seasonal yard waste (e.g., curbside yard waste collection in the northwest area, fall leaf depots, Christmas tree depots),
  • collecting and disposing of garbage from homes and small businesses,
  • managing residential and commercial waste at the City's only active landfill (Brady Road Landfill).
What is the role of the Province of Manitoba?

Create the laws, regulations and goals that outline and shape garbage and recycling for Manitoba. For example:

  • regulating landfills to ensure environmental health and public safety,
  • setting a goal of recycling 75% of all beverage containers in Manitoba,
  • passing legislation (Extended Producer Responsibility) to enable industries and producers to have greater responsibility for the lifecycle of the goods they produce,
  • offering programs to collect and recycle household hazardous waste and electronic waste through contracts with private recyclers (visit Green Manitoba for more information).
What is the role of stewardship organizations?

Stewardship organizations are industry-led non-profit groups that manage and fund programs that recycle and divert the products they sell. Some of these steward groups include:

  • Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba - packaging and printed paper
  • Tire Stewardship Manitoba - tires
  • Manitoba Association for Resource Recovery Corp - used motor oil, filters and containers

For example, eighty percent of the net cost [1] of blue box recycling in Winnipeg is supported by Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba ($5.02 million in 2009). Because of this, the cost of recycling to 268,650 homes in Winnipeg was approximately $2,000,000 in 2009.

What role does private industry play in our community?

Private industry offers many garbage, recycling and reuse services, such as:

  • collecting almost all institutional, commercial and industrial waste,
  • providing material processing and disposal options to handle the waste generated by these institutional, commercial and industrial businesses,
  • operating two landfills and several recycling material recovery facilities,
  • recycling collection services for businesses and institutions,
  • curbside organics collection and composting,
  • operating processing facilities for the diversion of material (e.g., concrete, shingles, metal, tires, plastics, wood).
Together

Individuals and businesses, along with the City, Province and stewardship organizations all share the responsibility for the goods that we purchase, throw away and recycle.

What more can we do to work together towards improving garbage and recycling services in Winnipeg?


[1] The cost of the recycling program after recyclables have been sold

Posted in Speaking Up Tagged with: blue box, collection, e-waste, environment, garbage, hazardous waste, health and safety, recycling, stewardship, waste management


Last update: September 17, 2018

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