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2020-21 Solid Waste Management Strategy Annual Report Released During Waste Reduction Week, October 18-24

Released on October 18, 2021

Report Shows Progress On Improving Waste Management In Saskatchewan

The Government of Saskatchewan has released the Solid Waste Management Strategy annual report for 2020-21. The strategy outlines practical and sustainable goals for the province's solid waste management system over the next 20 years.

The release of the annual report coincides with the start of Waste Reduction Week in Saskatchewan, as proclaimed by Environment Minister Warren Kaeding.

"Waste Reduction Week is a great time for Saskatchewan residents to consider waste reduction in their day-to-day activities, whether by generating less or by recycling and composting," Kaeding said. "This report fulfills our government's commitment to annually track and report on the Solid Waste Management Strategy. Since the strategy's launch, we have made progress on many of the action items, despite challenges over the past year related to COVID-19."

Examples of notable accomplishments for 2020-21 include:

  • Development of two province-wide waste programs for consumer batteries and core household hazardous waste that help divert potentially harmful materials from landfills.

  • The Lac La Ronge Regional Waste Management Corporation finalized construction of a new engineered landfill cell and expanded its membership, becoming the first northern regional partnership facility; and
  • Establishment of a new Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee.

"I am pleased to announce that the committee was formally established in May 2021," Kaeding said. "These members bring a broad and diverse background and understanding of solid waste management issues and solutions to the table. They will provide ongoing support and oversight as our government works to implement the strategy."

Implementing the Solid Waste Management Strategy contributes to Saskatchewan's Growth Plan, setting a foundation to support a strong economy, strong communities and strong families, and build a stronger Saskatchewan.

"The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council is thrilled that Minister Kaeding has proclaimed Waste Reduction Week," Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council Executive Director Joanne Fedyk said. "It's a great time for all of us to adopt new ways of reducing and reusing waste. The province has identified the importance of waste diversion in its Solid Waste Management Strategy and we look forward to reviewing the strategy's progress report."

The 2020-21 annual report and other components of the province's Solid Waste Management Strategy are available at www.saskatchewan.ca.

More information about Waste Reduction Week is available at the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council website at www.saskwastereduction.ca/events/swrc/waste-reduction-week/.

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For more information, contact:

Val Nicholson
Environment
Prince Albert
Phone: 306-953-2459
Email: Val.Nicholson@gov.sk.ca

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