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Multi-family Waste Diversion Update - Food and Yard Waste - Information Session
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Register for the Multi-family Food & Yard Waste Info Session

Tuesday, February 7 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Water Centre

Effective November 1, 2017 the Waste & Recycling Bylaw will require multi-family complexes to separate food and yard waste for diversion. Attend the Multi-family Food & Yard Waste Information and Networking Session to:

  • Learn more about the new food and yard waste bylaw requirements from City staff; and
  • Connect with and learn from local building managers, residents and collection companies.

Click here to register


What do I need to do to comply with the bylaw?

To comply with the bylaw, the multi-family building owner or manager is responsible for the following:

  • Collect and store food and yard waste separate from garbage or recyclables.
  • Ensure the separated food and yard waste is taken for composting or another means of diversion.
  • Post clear signage on collection containers showing what goes in each bin.
  • Provide information to new tenants and annual reminders to existing tenants and occupants, including:
    • What food and yard waste materials can be collected, and
    • How to prepare and sort food and yard waste materials.

Similar to multi-family recycling, The City sets the bylaw requirements for food and yard waste diversion. As a building owner or manager, you have the flexibility and choice to seek out a food and yard waste service provider and decide the best way to offer and manage the service for your residents. full details, how-to guides, signage and information about choosing a collection company.


Multi-family recycling continues to see success

Since February 1, 2016, all multi-family complexes are required to provide on-site recycling for residents. A survey conducted in fall 2016 showed that 82 per cent of multi-family complexes have an onsite recycling service.

The City continues to provide support, through education and promotion, to ensure all multi-family residents have access to recycling. We continue to see a high level of support from multi-family residents – our survey showed that 94 per cent support the multi-family recycling program.


Spread the word

If you know someone who would be interested in waste diversion for multi-family complexes, please pass on this email. New subscribers can sign up for email updates here.



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