The City of Ottawa is seeking views on the management of garbage, recycling, and food waste.
Ottawa’s vision is to be a zero-waste city. And yet, more than half of what we throw in the garbage could be recycled or composted. We need a plan that can stand up to challenges such as climate change and a landfill that is filling up fast.
From previous engagement with the public on the Solid Waste Master Plan, we know that residents want progressive, collective, and innovative action. We learned about people’s creative ideas for the City to explore as part of the planning process. We have analysed that input and now we are asking for feedback on a short list of options for the plan. We also want to know how far, how fast, and at what cost you would like the City to move towards a zero-waste future.
The options explore themes such as:
- Green bin use in multi-residential properties
- How we manage garbage and recycling in parks
- New and creative ways to reduce and reuse (such as repair cafes, lending libraries, community swaps, and food waste reduction initiatives)
- How to improve our recycling programs
- The role of technology and innovation
- Turning waste into renewable energy
- Financial considerations
- New promotion and education initiatives
You can share your thoughts by completing a survey or participating in one of the online workshops. You can also learn more by participating in a virtual information session. Have your say: visit ottawa.ca/wasteplan for full details.