The Town of Cochrane has set a goal to divert 80% of waste sent to the landfill by 2020. The ICI sector is included in Cochrane’s Zero Waste Framework (adopted by Town Council in 2012) which outlines how to reach this goal.
In addition, the City of Calgary has taken action on their Businesses and Organizations Waste Diversion Strategy and now require all businesses and organizations to recycle and divert their organic (food and yard) waste.
As per the City of Calgary’s Waste Diversion Strategy, landfills will start banning loads of garbage containing paper and cardboard in the fall of 2018 and will ban loads containing organics in the fall of 2019.
Since most waste from Cochrane goes to Calgary landfills, it is imperative that we are consistent with the new Calgary requirements. The Town of Cochrane needs your help in developing a local Waste Diversion Strategy that aligns with the City of Calgary and addresses the unique qualities of Cochrane’s ICI community.
Thank you taking part in this important survey about Cochrane business waste management practices and strategies. Your input will help advance Cochrane’s waste management system and our alignment with the City of Calgary.
The survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete. All information you provide will be kept in confidence.
Watch for invitations to in-person stakeholder consultation sessions coming in the next few weeks.
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