PROJECT | Update to Previous Waste Composition Study


This project involved updating a previous study on the composition of garbage generated from the ICI and C&D sectors on behalf of the City of Calgary. Changes to landfill legislation and Calgary’s growth meant that the previous study results needed updating. In particular, analysis of the composition of garbage generated by the ICI and C&D sectors was required. Waste audits were conducted on businesses in six sectors chosen based on the areas generating the most garbage.


For the C&D audits, visual assessments at the landfill evaluated loads from renovation, demolition and construction projects. Final Results The audits identified current waste practices, evaluated changes from the previous report and made suggestions going forward. With results in hand, The City of Calgary had the information necessary to plan effective strategies and policy for waste management and diversion.