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Mandatory Recycling & Organics for Businesses

The City is relaunching Mandatory Recycling and introducing Mandatory Organics for businesses and organizations.

Mandatory Recycling and Organics requires that recyclable and organic materials generated by staff, contractors, and visitors of Lethbridge businesses and organizations be diverted from the landfill. 

Businesses are invited to join the City's Waste and Recycling Utility department at an open house January 31, 3-7 p.m. at City Hall, 910 4 Avenue South, to learn more.

Lethbridge is home to more than 2,900 businesses, institutions and private organizations. Whether large, small, family-owned, part of a national corporation, for-profit, or a charitable organization, businesses fall under the Mandatory Recycling and Organics provisions within the City of Lethbridge's Waste Bylaw 6146.

The City's waste audits demonstrate that the industrial, commercial and institutional and the construction and demolition sectors have historically represented two-thirds to three-quarters of landfilled waste each year.

Businesses who are unable to attend the open house can review the guide or contact their waste hauler for assistance setting up the program.

For more information on Mandatory Recycling and Organics for businesses, visit

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