City of Calgary ICI and C&D Waste Composition Study

Strategies To Address Waste Management Policies

S-Cubed Environmental (in conjunction with 2cg) was tasked with updating a four year old study on the composition of garbage generated from the ICI and C&D sectors on behalf of the City of Calgary. The purpose of the study was to defined the current waste practices, evaluate changes from the 2010 report, and provide information to the City of Calgary that could be used to improve their diversion programs and waste management policies. Waste audits were conducted on businesses in six sectors chosen based on those businesses that generate the most garbage. From the C&D sector, visual audits were conducted at the landfill evaluating loads that were from renovation, demolition and construction projects.

  • Problem

    The growth of Calgary and changes to landfill legislation dated the results of a previous study and new results needed to be collected on the composition of garbage generated from the ICI and C&D sectors.

    Solutions

    Conducted waste composition studies (waste audit) for companies in six sectors which were based on those industries that generate the most garbage. The landfill also adopted restrictions on materials generated from construction and demolition sources. We conducted visual assessments at the landfill on loads from a wide range of C&D project to evaluate if restricted materials were still entering the landfill.

    Final Results

    The waste audits defined current waste practices and the City of Calgary would use those results to plan strategies to address waste management policies from these sectors.

  • City of Calgary ICI and C&D Waste Composition Study

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