Have your say: Transition to mandatory recycling in Lethbridge, Alberta

Lethbridge is moving toward mandatory recycling for businesses, an approach that was approved by City Council in its Waste Diversion Strategy.

Initially, the city’s transition to mandatory recycling will focus on three of the most common materials: wood, cardboard and paper.

At this time, city staff want to hear your feedback and help your business move forward with mandatory recycling.

Why will recycling be mandatory for businesses?

Currently, businesses in Lethbridge generate over 60% of waste going to landfill. The Business Waste Diversion Strategy has set a target to reduce commercial and industrial waste in Lethbridge by 45 per cent by 2030. This strategy, along with new residential curbside recycling programs, aim to ensure everyone works together to reduce waste.

Have your say

You are invited to fill out an online survey so your voice is heard at www.lethbridge.ca/mandatoryrecycling.

Staff from the Waste & Recycling department will also be on hand to answer questions, record your feedback and help you start thinking about how you can reduce waste for your business at the following come and go event:

Thursday, March 5

City Hall – Rm. 003 (basement)

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Summary presentations at:

12:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

RSVP to jim.craven@lethbridge.ca so city staff can plan refreshments and avoid unnecessary waste.

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