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Saskatoon, SK Talks Trash: Recommends Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) Program

Saskatoon, SK – City of Saskatoon officials recently brought a series of recommendations around curbside waste management to the Environment, Utilities, and Corporate Services Committee of the Saskatoon City Council. City officials recommended that a Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) waste utility and city-wide organics program be launched together before the end of 2019.

“A successful waste diversion program, which includes more comprehensive organics and recycling programs, is critical to deferring the closure of the landfill,” says Brenda Wallace, Director of Environmental and Corporate Initiatives. “It would cost an estimated 26 million dollars to close the existing landfill and 100 million dollars to establish a new one. We are excited and optimistic that so many of our engagement participants share our vision and are committed to diverting waste from our landfill.”

Additional details of the recommendation can be found in the June 11, 2018 report to Committee (Recommended Changes to Waste Management in Saskatoon) and include: