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RFD- 3320 Business Items   Item #:   4. a.    
Committee of the Whole Meeting Agenda
Meeting Date: 06/18/2018  
Title:    Waste Management Program Proposed Changes - Levasseur
Department: Planning & Infrastructure  
Strategic Vision Element: Where People Choose to Live - A dynamic city with an exceptional quality of life Related Goal: Citizens consistently express high levels of satisfaction with municipal services.

Information
Request for Decision Summary
The purpose of this report is to provide Council with four potential waste service level changes to improve the program's efficiency.  All proposed service level changes are targeted for implementation in Spring 2019, which will align with the renewal of the waste hauling contract. Administration is seeking Council’s input into the proposed waste management service level changes.
 
Proposed Motion
 
That the report on the City of Spruce Grove's Waste Management Program Proposed Changes be received as information.
 
 
 
Background/Analysis
Over the past decade the City of Spruce Grove’s diversion rates have remained between 35% and 40%.  More recently, the City has experienced external pressures on the recycling stream that may further impact the overall diversion rate.  Addressing this stagnation in diversion has become a priority and City Administration is proposing four changes to the waste program to address these concerns for Spring 2019. 
 
The four proposed changes are:
  1. Curbside collection service to bi-weekly garbage collection and bi-weekly winter organics collection
  2. Discontinuation of Christmas tree collection program
  3. Discontinuation of free-cycle and large-item pickup collection programs
  4. Implementation of a city-wide plastic retail bag ban and polystyrene serving tray ban
Administration has attached a report that provides a detailed analysis of each of the four proposed service level changes, including impacts, consultation and communication considerations.
Options/Alternatives
N/A
Consultation/Engagement
N/A
Implementation/Communication
Administration will take into consideration Council’s input regarding the proposed service level changes and prepare a request for decision for an upcoming council meeting.
Impacts
N/A

Attachments
City of Spruce Grove's Waste Management Program Proposed Changes

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