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By the end of this year, no matter where you live or work, Calgarians will have new ways to keep food and yard waste out of the landfills – through the residential Green Cart program and new bylaw requirements for multi-family complexes and businesses and organizations (including commercial buildings).
Effective November 1, 2017, the Waste and Recycling Bylaw will require all businesses and organizations to separate food and yard waste from the garbage for composting or diversion. To comply with this bylaw, the property owner is responsible for the following:
• Collect and store food and yard waste separate from garbage or recyclables. View the full list of required materials.
• 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:
o What food and yard waste materials can be collected, and
o How to prepare and sort food and yard waste materials.
The BOMA Calgary Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Committee will be presenting a session this spring that will include:
• A presentation from City staff about the changes to the bylaw;
• A panel discussion with haulers, who can answer service questions;
• A success story from a BOMA member
Keep an eye on the eNews for details about the session.
Feel free to contact Lauren Minuk from Waste & Recycling Services at The City of Calgary for more information. You can reach her at 403-268-8088 or, or call 311 for service quotes or more information. You can also sign up for our e-newsletter to receive waste diversion updates from The City of Calgary.
Submitted on behalf of Lauren Minuk, The City of Calgary