Zero Waste

Print
11_waste400x200

The Goal

Minimize waste generation and maximize resource recovery through reducing, reusing, recycling, and composting. 
TARGET MEASURE BASELINE
Increase waste diversion; target reflects percentage of all waste generated that is diverted
50% diversion by 2020 26% diversion in 2014

 

Rationale


Reducing waste saves money, benefits the environment, and fosters responsible consumption and production.

Jurisdiction

High. The City manages the Waste Management Facility, funds some recycling services, and educates the public about waste diversion practices. The City has low control over consumption patterns. Partners collect and process materials.

img_status_4_goodProgress

Good. An ambitious Solid Waste Action Plan (SWAP) was completed in 2013, with goals of 50% diversion by 2015 and zero waste by 2040. A significant motivating factor is the landfill closure and liability.

More information

Read more about Waste Diversion at the City of Whitehorse.