Proposed Bylaw for Businesses to Separate Food/Recycling from Garbage
The Town of Banff is considering?a bylaw that will require the non-residential sector to separate food scraps and recycling from garbage. If passed, the bylaw will come into effect on October 1, 2022.???
Building owners and property managers would be responsible for ensuring adequate bins are in place?and informing their tenants of the requirement to separate food scraps and recycling from garbage. All businesses renting space in a building would be expected to participate in the program. Garbage bins that contain visible amounts (no more than 10%) of food scraps and recycling would no longer be accepted and may be subject to fines.??
Businesses renting space in a building must participate by separating their food scraps and recycling.??
Council will review the bylaw on Monday, March 28
The meeting agenda can be found here:
If you wish to submit written or verbal input directly to Council, please follow the options below:
- Make a written submission by emailing the Municipal Clerk at Municipal.Clerk@banff.ca prior to 12 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, 2022. Submissions received will be included in the agenda package and will be publicly available through www.banff.ca/AgendaCenter . (Personal information provided in submissions is collected under the authority of Procedures Bylaw 44-7 and Section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act of Alberta, for the purpose of receiving public participation in municipal decision-making. If you have questions regarding the collection and use of your personal information, please contact the FOIP Coordinator at 403.762.1209 or at Banff Town Hall, Box 1260, Banff, Alberta, T1L 1A1);
- To speak during the meeting in the ‘Public Input’ portion of the agenda, you must register by contacting the Municipal Clerk at Municipal.Clerk@banff.ca or 403.762.1209 prior to 4:30 p.m. on Friday March 25, 2022. Verbal presentations will be strictly limited to five minutes. For additional information, please contact the Municipal Clerk.
Banff is Moving Toward Zero Waste ??
Diverting food scraps and recycling from the landfill supports the Town of Banff’s goals to reach 70% waste diversion by 2028, zero waste to landfill, and ultimately become a model environmental community. ??
An education-first approach will be used to inform the owner of a non-residential premises when they are not in compliance with the bylaw, by way of administrative warnings and education. Resource Recovery staff would provide educational resources and collaborate with the business for a period of time, with the shared goal to reach compliance.???