Residents invited to share feedback about waste collection services

February 11, 2019

Residents invited to share feedback about waste collection services

Strathcona County is inviting residents to provide input on recent changes to waste sorting through an online survey. The input will be used to understand how residents have adapted to the changes. It will also help evaluate how residents use recycle stations, and gather input on future waste collection service options.

Changes to the Green Routine weekly waste collection services were first introduced in June 2018 as Green Routine 2.0. Residents had time to adjust before September 2018, when items such as plastic film and plastic packaging were no longer accepted in the blue bag recycling.

“Changes to how we sort waste in Strathcona County are a necessary step to adapt to global recycling changes,” says Leah Seabrook, Manager, Waste Management and Community Energy Services. “Resident input will help us continue to adapt and plan for the future.”

Strathcona County provides waste services to residents through the Green Routine household collection services, and community recycle stations such as the Broadview Enviroservice Station.

Residents are asked to sort their waste into organics, waste and recycling to ensure as much as possible is diverted from the landfill.

Complete the 2019 Green Routine survey online

The survey is open from now until February 24, 2019.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

 

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595