Multi-unit Sector Waste Diversion Program

The City of Leduc is excited to introduce a comprehensive waste diversion program tailored to apartment and condo properties. This initiative is designed to divert residential waste from landfills further. This program will compliment Alberta’s new Extended Producer Responsibility Regulation and support multi-unit residents in having access to an equal level of diversion service options (organics and recycling) as single-family dwellings.  

Public engagement was completed with property owners and waste haulers during the development of the program to seek their perspective on the current state of waste diversion and ideas for integration. Input expressed included: 

  • A need for education and enhanced communication for both property owners and tenants 
  • Support from the City to make the transition, to maintain service levels, and collaboration with waste haulers 
  • Reasonable timelines for properties to make the transition 
  • A desire to minimize expenses and financial implications of increased waste diversion efforts 

Starting January 1, 2026, the City of Leduc’s Waste Bylaw will require multi-unit properties to participate in organic and recycling waste diversion. This webpage offers resources on the upcoming changes and guidance on preparing for the amendments.

Importance of Waste Separation 

Recycling and organics diversion benefit our city by reducing the amount of waste that is sent to landfills, minimizing the need for more space to be acquired for future landfills and reducing greenhouse gas emissions that would be generated from the decomposition of organic waste. It also conserves resources like food waste by reintroducing them into our natural environment through composting.  

The expansion of waste separation requirements to multi-unit properties is supported by the feedback heard from the development of the City’s 2019 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Action Plan.

Support and Resources

We understand the importance of your role in creating a sustainable community, and we are dedicated to ensuring you have the support needed for a successful transition. Your commitment to this initiative is instrumental in achieving our shared goal of responsible waste management.

  • Contact Information: The City will provide staff resources to assist multi-unit property owners and managers in the transition. This team is ready to address any questions or concerns and help tailor an approach to your property's unique needs. Call 780-980-7107.
  • Download Resources: You can also access a wealth of supporting resources, including information packages and online materials. These resources are crafted to clarify uncertainties and facilitate a smooth adaptation to the new requirement.

Waste Bylaw Requirements:

All apartments and condos have the opportunity to utilize the Leduc and District Regional Waste Management Facility. For a comprehensive guide on integrating waste diversion into your property, refer to our detailed Information Package summarizing the key changes to the Waste Bylaw.

The recommended updates to the bylaw focused on requiring organic and recycling diversion at multi-unit developments and enforcement measures for non-compliance for single family and multi-family developments. Leduc City Council passed the Waste Bylaw on March 4, 2024 and owners of multi-unit buildings can expect: 

  • The City to work with each property and support the transition 
  • This webpage to house resources on the upcoming changes and guidance on preparing for the amendments. 
  • Freedom to select their haulers of choice 
  • Implementing organic and recycling requirements to buildings with a supporting Diversion Plan submitted to the City by Jan. 1, 2026 
  • Residents of multi-unit properties to participate in the diversion program (separation of waste, recycling and organics). 

We appreciate your commitment to making Leduc a more sustainable community through effective waste management practices. For any inquiries or assistance, please reach out to our dedicated team. Call the Eco-smart Hotline at 780-980-7107 with any questions.