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City seeks community feedback on waste management programs and services

Public consultation gets underway with open house and surveys Guelph, On, September 3, 2013 – The City of Guelph is seeking feedback and insight from the community as part of its Solid Waste Management Master Plan (SWMMP) Review. Beginning this week, a telephone survey, administered by Metroline Research Group Inc., will gather responses on waste management practices and trends from a statistically significant sample of 400 randomly selected Guelph households. The telephone survey will be completed weekday evenings and Saturdays and will take approximately 10 minutes. All residents will have the opportunity to complete the same survey online. The web survey will be available at guelph.ca/waste from September 12 until October 31. Residents are also invited to share their thoughts and feedback at the first… Continue reading City seeks community feedback on waste management programs and services

City review to gauge progress and explore the future of waste management in Guelph

Guelph, On, July 23, 2013 – A review of the City’s 2008 Solid Waste Management Master Plan (SWMMP) is currently underway and will provide recommendations that build on Guelph’s leadership in waste minimization and diversion for a sustainable, service focused and economically viable future. The SWMMP—a 25-year strategy approved by Council—set a path to achieve new waste minimization, diversion and disposal targets, and identified short- and long-term programs designed to achieve the targets. Since implementing the SWMMP, the City’s residential diversion rate has increased 30 per cent to 68 per cent in 2012, exceeding the first two targets set by the SWMMP. The increased diversion rate is a result of a number of City initiatives including the opening of the Organic Waste Processing Facility; recycling… Continue reading City review to gauge progress and explore the future of waste management in Guelph