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Earth Day 2015 - Waste Management in Edmonton

EARTH DAY 2015 WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT IN EDMONTON? 230,000 TONNES 7% OTHER WASTE 9% OTHER ORGANICS OF RESIDENTIAL WASTE IS HAULED TO 3% METAL & ALUMINUM THE EDMONTON WASTE MANAGEMENT CENTRE (EWMC) EACH YEAR.? 17% PAPER AND CARDBOARD 29% YARD WASTES 60% 40% TO OF THE WASTE IS DIVERTED FROM LANDFILL' LANDFILL 23% FOOD WASTE EDMONTON'S DIVERSION RATE OF 60% IS PRIMARILY ATTRIBUTED TO: 7% PLASTICS 3% TEXTILES 2% GLASS RECYCLING AND WASTE COMPOSITION IN EDMONTON (AFTER RECYCLING) 3 ? COMPOSTING THE CITY OF EDMONTON'S WASTE-TO-BIOFUELS AND CHEMICALS FACILITY WILL ENABLE THE CITY TO INCREASE THAT DIVERSION RATE TO CAPTURE + CONVERT 90% BY 20171 METHANE CAPTURE CLOVERBAR LANDFILL CH, EDMONTON WASTE MANAGEMENT CENTRE IN 2009, 146,045 TONNES OF CO, EQUIVALENT EMISSIONS WERE CAPTURED – EQUIVALENT TO CAPTURING AND CONVERTING METHANE FROM THE CLOSED CLOVER BAR LANDFILL AT THE EWMC CREATES ENOUGH ELECTRICITY TO POWER REMOVING APPROXIMATELY 36,000 CARS 4,600 HOMES/YR.2 FROM THE ROAD FOR ONE YEAR. SOURCE: http://www.edmonton.ca/programs_services/garbage_waste/biofuels-facility.aspx http://metronews.ca/news/edmonton/102801/what-you-edmonton-might-not-know-about-your-waste/ http://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/documents/Discussion_Paper_10_Sustainable_Waste_Management.pdf http://www.edmonton.ca/programs_services/documents/PDF/Fact_Sheet_June_2014.pdf 3 4 avenircREATIVE

Earth Day 2015 - Waste Management in Edmonton

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Residential waste management statistics in Edmonton including information such as rate of diversion, waste composition and electricity generation from methane capture.

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