Waste By-Law Review

The Municipality is updating its Waste By-Law to make it more responsive to its residents and neighbourhoods.

About

It has been 11 years since the Municipality’s Collection, Storage and Disposal of Waste By-Law (No. 8) has been reviewed and our residential and commercial landscape has evolved significantly since then. For this reason, the Municipality is updating its Waste By-Law to make it more responsive to our residents and businesses.

By-Law reviews are complex, technical and time-consuming, requiring a high level of attention to detail and a thorough understanding of:

  • the community’s needs;
  • council’s priorities;
  • applicable technologies and trends;
  • potential gaps in the existing by-law;
  • new or amended legislation; and
  • resource implications of implementation.

The Waste By-Law Review Project will review and update the By-Law, considering specifically the:

  • frequency of collection
  • disposal limits
  • use of black bags
  • collection of commercial waste
  • collection of industry specific waste (i.e. seafood, tourism, RV)
  • offering of special collections (i.e. metal, wood, Christmas tree, spring/fall, bulky items)
  • fines for discouraging improper separation and disposal
Process

The review process will be separated in six phases that include a total of 36 key steps. The phases are:

  1. Scoping
  2. Research and Analysis
  3. Consultation
  4. Development of New By-Law and Assosciated Report
  5. Committee and Council
  6. Implementation

For more information on each phase, click here for the framework.

Milestones

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Project Contact

For questions about this project, contact Chris Frotten, Chief Administrative Officer, at .