CRD Waste Proposed Bylaw

Council has passed Waste Bylaw 434 (Non-Residential) which includes the following requirement for CRD projects:

All construction waste storage containers must have wildlife proof covers:

  • The container cover must be equipped with a cover capable of restricting the entry of animals and preventing the escape of litter
  • The container cover must be an opaque tarp, canvas, or steel lid, or alternative material specifically approved by the Town of Banff
  • The container cover must be affixed to the container using a method that will ensure the cover remains in place

 Key CRD waste materials are separated out for recycling:

  • Materials that must be separated for recycling include: asphalt, concrete, drywall, white wood, pressure treated wood, branches scrub and brush, and assorted metals
  • Other materials include electronics, mattresses/box springs, refrigerators/freezers, lighting, and any other illegal waste

Why is the Town of Banff proposing these requirement changes? 

The Town of Banff strives to be a model environmental community, where everything we do is guided by a goal to protect this special place. 

With respect to container covers, the objective is to achieve the Town of Banff’s human-wildlife coexistence goals, minimizing the potential human impacts on wildlife within the town site.

The Town of Banff has a goal to send zero waste to landfill by 2050. Waste generated by the CRD sector makes up a significant volume of waste that is generated within the Town of Banff’s jurisdiction that could be diverted from landfill. 

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