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, April 11
The meeting agenda & process to submit feedback can be found online at banff.ca/AgendaCenter.
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.