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Solid Waste Management Strategy

Public and Stakeholder Engagement

The Ministry of Environment is engaging with community stakeholders and First Nations to spearhead the development of a Solid Waste Management Strategy to help address all the items in our province that we commonly refer to as 'waste' – garbage, trash, rubbish, effluent, refuse and scrap materials. Amongst provinces, Saskatchewan has the second highest waste disposal rate at 897 kilograms per person, while only 13 percent of waste is diverted from landfills, the lowest in Canada. Improper disposal of solid waste contributes to environmental impacts and public health risks, through potential environmental contamination and the accumulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere. Saskatchewan has established a number of successful waste stewardship and recycling programs to recycle beverage containers, paint and paint containers, scrap tires, used oil, oil filters and containers, antifreeze, electronic waste, and packaging and printed paper. As we move forward, the Solid Waste Management Strategy will serve as Saskatchewan's roadmap for waste reduction and management by outlining long-term goals and actions to support change. It will contribute to the management and protection of Saskatchewan's environment for the well-being of the province, its people and its future.

Review the Discussion Paper

The Government of Saskatchewan has prepared a discussion paper outlining the history and issues related to waste management as identified by the Government of Saskatchewan and previous engagement efforts. The purpose of the discussion paper is to inform participants of Saskatchewan’s successes and constraints, and help participants provide feedback during the engagement process. Feedback can be provided through written submissions or the online survey. Submissions will be accepted until the deadline on May 31, 2017. The discussion paper is available in Related Items below.

Take the Survey

Participate in an Engagement Workshop

Participants also have the option of attending the strategy engagement workshops offered by the ministry in Regina, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert. The format for the workshops will include a brief presentation by the ministry, as well as a group discussion and networking sessions. Those who cannot attend an in-person workshop will have an opportunity to participate in an online engagement session.

In-person and online sessions have been scheduled for early May 2017. Please register by emailing your name, organization, phone number and email address to env.consultation@gov.sk.ca at least three business days prior to the workshop you plan to attend. Please note that each organization can register a maximum of two participants per engagement workshop.

Sessions

Regina
May 1, 2017
1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Regina Public Library, Sunrise Branch, 3130 Woodhams Drive

Saskatoon
May 3, 2017
1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saskatoon Public Library, Cliff Wright Branch, 1635 McKercher Drive

Prince Albert
May 4, 2017
1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cosmo Lodge, Little Red River Park Road, Spruce Home

Online Webinar
May 9, 2017
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Link will be provided

Contact

Written submissions, requests, and questions can be forwarded to:

Ministry of Environment
Environmental Assessment and Stewardship Branch
Attn: Solid Waste Management Strategy
4th Floor, 3211 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4S 5W6
env.consultation@gov.sk.ca
1-800-567-4224



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