Residents invited to share ideas on waste

June 11, 2020

Residents invited to share ideas on waste

Strathcona County is kicking off a review of its community waste management strategy. Residents are invited to share their thoughts on how to reduce the amount of waste produced and the amount being sent to landfill.

“Strathcona County residents were trailblazers 12 years ago when the Green Routine was first introduced with a curbside recycling program, organics collection and roll-out collection carts,” says Strathcona County Mayor Rod Frank. “We all have a role in keeping waste out of the landfill. I encourage everyone to get involved in the discussion on how we dispose of the waste we produce, and how we reduce the amount we generate.”

Managing waste together: talking out the trash

Survey: June 11 to June 28

Watch a short video about waste management in our community, and complete an online survey:

Online discussion board: June 24 and 25

  • Join us on Strathcona County’s first ever online discussion board through the Strathcona County Online Opinion Panel (SCOOP).
  • Residents can participate in interactive discussions about different options for waste management in Strathcona County.
  • June 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. and June 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Although this is a difficult time, people are more aware of their waste habits when they’re spending so much time at home,” says Manager of Waste Services Leah Seabrook. “It’s a good opportunity to ask questions about the future of waste when it’s front of mind for our residents.”

Resident input will inform a high-level roadmap that will identify our community’s philosophy, priorities and approach to Strathcona County’s waste management system.  

This first phase of public engagement focuses on the residential sector, and a following phase will address the needs and opportunities in the business and commercial sectors.

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 hydrocarbon processing in Western Canada. Strathcona County is a leader in environmental conservation, and 55 per cent of its land is within the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere. 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