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Residents identify potential waste reduction improvements for Guelph

Guelph, On, December 4, 2013 – Improving waste reduction at businesses and multi-residential properties were identified by residents as top priorities for the City to improve its waste management practices. This is according to the results of a recent survey conducted as part of the Solid Waste Management Master Plan (SWMMP) Review. Investigating alternative waste disposal options, improving recycling in public spaces, and establishing a reuse centre at the public drop-off are other areas residents feel the City should focus on. While the majority of residents strongly agree the City should help multi-residential properties and businesses identify waste reduction solutions, they do not support a property tax increase to fund programs designed to increase waste diversion. The SWMMP Review survey polled residents to gauge attitudes… Continue reading Residents identify potential waste reduction improvements for Guelph

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