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Utilities and Corporate Services Committee Sept. 18, 2015

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The Sept. 18, 2015, Utilities and Corporate Services Committee meeting included:

  1. Industrial, Commercial and Institutional ecycling strategy: Bylaw amendment;
  2. Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) organics diversion strategy; and
  3. 2015 Q1 and Q2 Corporate Environment, Health & Safety Management Systems and compliance report.

Industrial, Commercial and Institutional recycling strategy: Bylaw amendment

Committee recommended that Council accept changes to the Waste and Recycling Bylaw requiring Industrial, Commercial and Institutional property owners to provide on-site storage and collection of recyclables. The revised bylaw will come into effect November 1, 2016 to give sufficient time for property owners, occupants and industry to prepare for the implementation. Businesses and organizations will be required to recycle the same materials Calgarians recycle at home as well as some materials specific to their sector – wood, plastic film and scrap metal. The City will assist property owners and occupants by providing communication, education and monitoring and continued stakeholder engagement.

Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) organics diversion strategy

Committee recommended that Council accept the organics diversion strategy for the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional sector. The plan includes a change to the Waste and Recycling Bylaw requiring businesses and organizations to separate organic material on-site to be composted. The City’s role will be focused on education, facilitation, enforcement and monitoring. The private sector will provide collection, hauling and processing. Since sufficient capacity exists in the Calgary region to process organic waste from this sector, Administration will bring proposed bylaw amendments to Council in fall 2016 with implementation scheduled for fall 2017.

2015 Q1 and Q2 Corporate Environment, Health & Safety Management Systems and compliance report

Committee received a report outlining the significant incidents and regulatory infractions that occurred from January 1 – June 30, 2015.


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