Funding Options for Waste Services

The City is seeking public input on five options to fund waste management services provided to single family homes. Three of the five options have a lower rate for households that set out lower volumes of waste for collection. The result of your input will be presented to City Council to help them decide if the current system of funding waste management services should be changed. Edmonton has a proud history of providing one of North America’s most convenient and environmentally sound waste management systems. This integrated system includes: • Collection of garbage and recyclables • Assisted set out of waste and recyclables for low mobility residents • Eco Stations • Recycling Depots • Big Bin Events • Reuse Centre for small items • A large items Reuse Area (at Ambleside Eco Station) • An environmentally responsible waste processing and disposal system. This includes: — A composting facility that converts organics in your garbage into compost — Recycling facilities where recyclables are sorted and sent to market — The Edmonton Biofuels Facility that once operating in 2013, will convert waste that can’t be recycled or composted into methanol. The main reason for our success is the participation of residents in the City’s waste management programs, including the work of hundreds of volunteers.

What’s the best way to pay?
Five funding options for waste services

How to provide your input:
Online:
Fill out an online survey at Edmonton.ca/wasterates

Phone:
Phone 311

Attend an open house:
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Ukrainian Youth Centre, Hall B 9615 – 153 Ave 3:00 – 7: 00 pm Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Central Lions Senior Centre, Large Auditorium 11113 – 113 Street 3:00 – 7: 00 pm Thursday, April 12, 2012 MacEwan University South Campus, Classroom #1 7319 – 29 Avenue 3:00 – 7: 00 pm Monday, April 16, 2012 Fantasyland Hotel, Conference room 7 17700 – 87 Avenue 3:00 – 7: 00 pm

Contact us:
www.edmonton.ca/waste Call 311

04/2012

There’s five options to choose from. Which one do you like best?
Option 1
(Existing system)
One Rate:
• Same for all

Option 2
Two Rates:
1. Regular 2. Low Volume

Option 3
Two Rates:
1. Regular 2. Low Volume plus two amnesty periods Single family households can register to be on the low volume program and pay a lower monthly rate. Participating households are allowed to set out one container each of garbage and recyclables on each collection day. Twice per year on specified collection days, they can set out additional garbage and recyclables. Regular rate households will have no change in how garbage and recyclables are set out and collected.

Option 4
Two Rates:
1. Regular 2. Low Volume plus tags as needed Single family households can register to be on the low volume program and pay a lower monthly rate. Participating households are allowed to set out one container each of garbage and recyclables on each collection day. Tags will be available for purchase to set out additional garbage and recyclables on any collection day. Regular rate households will have no change in how garbage and recyclables are set out and collected.

Option 5
One Rate:
• Same rate for all for a base level of service plus tags as needed All single family households pay a reduced monthly rate. All households are allowed to set out one container each of garbage and recyclables on each collection day. Tags will be available for purchase to set out additional garbage and recyclables on any collection day.

All single family households pay the same monthly rate. There is no change in how garbage and recyclables are set out and collected.

Single family households can register to be on the low volume program and pay a lower monthly rate. Participating households are allowed to set out one container each of garbage and recyclables on each collection day. Regular rate households will have no change in how garbage and recyclables are set out and collected.

Rate:
$33.20/month

Rates:
Regular = $34.75/month Low Volume = $29.50

Rates:
Regular = $35.75/month Low Volume = $30.50

Rates:
Regular = $35.50/month Low Volume = $30.25 Cost per tag = $3.50

Rate:
$30.75/month Cost per tag = $2.25

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