Accessible for all
What goes where is easy to sort out.
By colour. The black compartment is for garbage, green for food scraps and blue for recycling.
By label. Each compartment has the printed word for its waste stream.
By symbol. Printed on each compartment is an icon for the waste steam and representations of suitable items.
“All these elements work together to make sorting easy for people adapting to the new system,” said Jenny Hong, Director of Corporate Waste Transformation.
The sorting stations come on the heels of the Edmonton Cart Rollout, which has been underway in Edmonton since March.
On average, 10,000 carts—including a separate cart and a kitchen pail for food scraps—are being delivered each week through the end of August to approximately 250,000 homes in Edmonton.
“Each person’s decision to separate food from other garbage and recycling, whether in their homes or in public, helps with Edmonton’s 25-year Waste Strategy,” said Hong.
The City has been leading by example. Food scraps bins have been added in work areas and behind-the-scenes places in City workplaces, parks, rec centres and other attractions.