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City of Regina Greenlights Curbside Organic Waste Pilot Project

The City claims that organic waste makes up about 50% of residential waste and is a resource that can be used to make valuable products like nutrient-rich compost and energy.


Regina’s City Council has approved moving forward with a pilot project in the lead up to potentially implementing a year-round curbside organic (food and yard) waste collection and processing service.

The City claims that organic waste makes up about 50% of residential waste and is a resource that can be used to make valuable products like nutrient-rich compost and energy.

“Adding a curbside organic waste service to our current solid waste management programs is a big step to making Regina a more sustainable community,” said Mayor Michael Fougere in a media release. “Once a permanent program is in place, it has the potential to increase residential diversion from the landfill by more than 30% annually.”

Implementation Plan:
2019
 Replace the current yard waste depot program with a single-site location for
spring 2019.
 Begin the competitive procurement process for a consultant with expert
knowledge and experience in the implementation of residential organic waste
diversion programs.
 Begin the competitive procurement process for the collection of residential
curbside organic waste for the pilot period only.
 Begin the competitive procurement process for the construction and operation
of an organic waste processing facility.
2020
 A pilot curbside organic waste service will be initiated to finalize operational
details.
 The pilot project will give residents the opportunity to use the service and
provide feedback that will be incorporated into the City-wide implementation.
2021
 Evaluate the pilot and adjust the final implementation plan.
 Prepare and present the final implementation plan to City Council.
2022 or 2023
 Roll out curbside organic waste collection service to everyone who receives
City garbage and recycling collection service.