Lethbridge residents are being asked to provide feedback on the second phase of the Waste Management Master Plan.
From October 25 to November 20, we are seeking feedback on the barriers to reducing household waste, exploring incentives to encourage more residential diversion and to hear what ways you think the City should be involved in creating a more sustainable Lethbridge.
"After a delay due to the pandemic, we are looking forward to engaging with residents on the second phase of our Waste Management Master Plan," says Steve Rozee, General Manager of Waste and Recycling. "We want to hear how the community feels about waste management options, ideas to improve services and how we can best respond to the changing needs of the community."
Creating a comprehensive Waste Management Master Plan will help guide the future of waste diversion and prevention-related activities within the city of Lethbridge. Specifically, the plan will leverage existing programs and propose new programs and activities to further Lethbridge's waste diversion potential.
The Waste Management Master Plan is one of several steps the City of Lethbridge is taking to achieve its sustainability goals and support a circular economy.
"A circular economy focuses on making the most of all resources, eliminating waste and finding reuse options whenever possible," says Joel Sanchez, Director of Infrastructure Services. "We will be using community insights to shape the new Waste Management Master Plan, so we can continue to provide cost-effective, sustainable and convenient waste management services to residents."
The first phase of the engagement occurred in the spring of 2020, and the results of the phase 1 engagement can be found in the What We Heard Report.
Residents will have the opportunity to engage both online and at information sessions. For the survey and to find out date and times for the information sessions, visit: www.getinvolvedlethbridge.ca/wastemanagement.