Waste Plan Regina
The development of Waste Plan Regina began in 2006 when the City identified the need to renew the existing Solid Waste Management Plan (1999). Over the next four years the City engaged solid waste industry experts and conducted extensive public engagement to formalize a new waste management strategy. Waste Plan Regina provided the City with three residential service level options. On March 22, 2010, City Council approved, in principal, Waste Plan Regina’s Enhanced Residential Services and sets diversion targets based on the services. At this time City Council further directed Administration to report on delivery models and funding mechanisms to implement the services.
On January 18, 2011, City Council formally approved WPR’s Enhanced Residential Services supporting the procurement of a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) and adequate resources to complete the implementation plan. In July 2013, the Blue Cart Recycling Program was implemented followed by mandatory multi-family recycling in January 2015. Interim depot services for yard waste and household hazardous waste (HHW) have been operating since 2013.