Measure Description

Residential Waste Diversion measures the percentage of residential waste diverted through source reduction and recycling, and composting. This measure and target reflects Waste Management Services' (WMS) ongoing commitment to provide an innovative and progressive integrated waste management system in Edmonton. To be updated yearly as data becomes available.

Measure Importance

This measure demonstrates Waste Management Services' commitment to maximize its processing capabilities to recover value from residential waste to increase landfill diversion rate and reduce the impact on the environment.

Historical Data

Explanation of Performance

The slight reduction in waste diversion reflects the delay in commissioning of a key waste processing facility at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre.

Did You Know?

Increased diversion from landfill is a shared responsibility between Waste Management Services and Edmontonians and is achieved through commitment to waste reduction practices such as reuse, recycling, composting and grasscycling (leaving the clippings on your lawn when you mow), as well as safe household hazardous waste disposal. By diverting waste from landfill, we help preserve natural resources and protect the environment.

Some of the ways Edmonton is diverting residential waste from landfill:

For more information about Waste Management Services (WMS): http://www.edmonton.ca/residential_neighbourhoods/garbage-recycling-waste.aspx