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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

Engagement Workshops

In May 2017, the ministry hosted engagement sessions online and in Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. The sessions included a brief presentation by the ministry, as well as a group discussion and networking sessions. The ministry’s presentation is available in Related Items below.

The information received during the engagement process will help to inform Saskatchewan’s Solid Waste Management Strategy.


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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