Municipal Waste Management Master Planning and Diversion Program Design

Enhanced Solid Waste Minimization & Diversion Strategies:

  • Clear Bag garbage Strategies
  • Residential curbside / Depot Recycling Strategies
  • Residential Source Separated Organics (SSO) Diversion Strategies for food /yard material
  • Community outreach - promotional & educational campaigns
  • Cost Benefit Analysis / Best Management Practice (BMP) Assessment


Clear Bag garbage Program Development.

Municipalities recognize the importance that when they launch a “clear bag” collection program for garbage, there is a need to ensure that all stakeholders (ie. Politicians, retailers, residents) are educated of the benefits of this program and that clear plastic bags are made available in local retail locations.

VisionQuest experience and professional consulting services:

  • Technical experience pertaining to the design and implementation of “clear” bag programs;
  • Direct interface with National retailers (head office) to ensure that localized plan-o-grams (shelf offerings) are customized appropriately to make available the right product at the right time in the right municipality;
  • Guidance to municipalities for internal educational requirements to Council / staff department(s);
  • Professional guidance towards residential education and promotional / outreach activities;
  • Established relationship with National Clear Bag manufacturer (GLAD);

Municipal Experience – Full scale program rollouts (Over 500,000 Canadian households).

  • Prince Edward Island (entire Province)
  • Nova Scotia:
    • Region 1 - Cape Breton Regional Municipality / Sydney,
    • Region 2 – Antigonish, Guysborough, Pictous, Cumberland, Colchester
    • Region 5 – Annapolis, Kings
    • Region 7 – Digby, Yarmouth
  • New Brunswick: Fundy Region (Saint John)

  • Ontario:
    • City of Markham,
    • County of Dufferin (Orangeville, Shelburne, Amaranth, East Luther, Grand Valley, Mono)
    • Grey County (Hanover, Meaford)
    • Brockton County (Walkerton)
    • Centre Hastings (Madoc, Bancroft, Tweed)
    • Peterborough County
    • Haliburton County (Highlands East, Algonquin Highlands, Minden Hills, Dysart)
    • Blind River
  • Alberta: Provost

Curbside Recycling and Source Separated Organics (Food) Collection Strategies

VisionQuest Environmental Strategies Corp. officials have worked directly with municipalities across North America for over eight years assisting with waste management program design, promotional and education campaign development and implementation, business partnerships and residential outreach.

Since 2010, we have undertaken an assessment of over 5800 municipal (residential) solid waste diversion programs (ie. recycling, organics (yard/food) and interfaced directly with numerous jurisdictions through pilot and / or full scale program support and maintain an extensive network of government (State / municipal) contacts in the solid waste management industry.


 

The following provides a brief summary of some of the municipal jurisdictions that we have had involvement:

Manitoba
Altona • Argyle • Armstrong • Bowsman • Brandon • Carman • Churchill • Coldwell • Dauphin • East St. Paul • Emerson • Gimli • Glenwood • Grandview • Grey • Lorne • Melita • Morden • North Norfolk • Notre Dame de Lourdes • Pembina • Pilot Mount • Pine Falls • Plum Coulee • Powerview • Pine Falls • Rockwood • Roland • Rossburn • Selkirk • Somerset • Steinback • Tache • Teulon • Thompson • Virden • West St. Paul • Winkler

Saskatchewan
Moose Jaw - Yorkton

Alberta
Banff • Beaumont • Calgary • Calmar • Cold Lake • Devon • Drayton Valley • Edmonton • Fort Saskatchewan • Grand Prairie • Leduc • Lethbridge • Lloydminster • Medicine Hat • Provost • Sherwood Park • Spruce Grove • St. Albert • Strathcona County

British Columbia
Capital Regional District • District of Saanich • Salt Spring Island • Victora • Central Kootenay Regional DistrictCowichan Valley Regional District •  Duncan • Ladysmith • Lake Cowichan • North Cowichan • East Kootenay Regional District • Fernie • Invermere • Fraser (Cheam) Valley Regional District  • Abbotsford • Chilliwack • Harrison Hot Springs • Hope • Mission • Kootenay Boundary Regional District • Grand Forks • Greenwood • Midway • Trail • Nanaimo Regional District • Nanaimo • Cedar • Lantzville • Parksville • Qualicum Beach • North Okanagan Regional District • Armstrong • Coldstream • Enderby • Lumby  • Spallumcheen • Vernon • Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District • Keremeous • Oliver • Osoyoos • Summerland • Penticton • Princeton • Thompson-Nicola Regional District • Merritt

Municipal Interaction Experience - United States

Alameda County, CA • Contra Costa County, CA • Palo Alto, CA • San Francisco, CA • San Mateo (Rethink Waste), CA • Santa Clara County, CA • West Contra Costa, CA •  Boulder, CO •  Honolulu County, HI • Dubuque, IA • Chicago, Il, • Cook County, Il • Elgin, Il • Highland Park, Il • Lake County, Il • Oak Park, Il • Lexington, KY • Louisville, KY • Hamilton / Wenhmam, MA • Montgomery County, MD • Carver County, MN • Hennepin County, MN • Hoboken, NJ • Princeton, NJ • New York, NY • Watervliet, NY • Cleveland, OH • Toledo, OH • Benton County, OR • Marion County, OR • Portland, OR • Pittsburgh, PA • Austin, TX • Harris County, TX • San Antonio, TX • Newport, VA • Brattleboro, VT • King County, WA • Seattle, WA • Fitchburg, WI