Enhanced waste diversion coming to multi-unit buildings in Leduc

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

All multi-unit buildings in Leduc must have organic and recycling services in place by Jan. 1, 2026. The City will roll out a Multi-unit Sector Waste Diversion Program to support property owners with the transition. 

This step towards enhanced waste diversion in the community comes as changes to the City’s Waste Bylaw were approved on March 4

Creating a sustainable future involves everyone working together towards it,” says City of Leduc Mayor Bob Young. “The bylaw changes will give multi-unit residents access to an equal level of diversion service options as single-family dwellings.” 

Owners of multi-unit dwellings can expect

  • The City to work with each property and support the transition 
  • A dedicated webpage with resources and guidance on preparing for the change 
  • Freedom to select their haulers of choice 
  • To submit a Diversion Plan on the implementation of organic and recycling requirements for their building by Jan. 1, 2026 
  • Support to help educate residents of multi-unit properties about sorting waste  

Less waste is sent to the landfills when organics and recycling are properly sorted. This minimizes the need for more space to be acquired for future landfills and reduces 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.