Our population grows the amount of waste we are generating increases and changes. The current landfill has a lifespan of 40 years and the construction of a new landfill would be costly.
The amount of material diverted from the landfill can reduce environmental impacts and extend the operating life of the current landfill.
Total Waste Disposal and Diversion
The most environmentally friendly and cost effective way to manage waste is to eliminate it through reduction or reuse.
What’s in Our “Garbage”?
We need to understand what’s being hauled to landfills and divert most of that material to recycling, composting, and other waste-diversion streams.
City of Saskatoon Waste Production
The City of Saskatoon produces thousands of tonnes of waste per year, but is initiating steps to become a waste-diversion leader.