The average Canadian households wastes $1,760 every year in squishy cucumbers, spoiled yogurt and moldy bread. Not only does food waste have a negative impact on our pocketbooks, it’s bad for the environment as resources are wasted producing food that is never eaten.
The majority of residents in Lethbridge believe in the importance of recycling and keeping waste out of the landfill. The City’s Waste Diversion Policy has led to specific targets for reducing waste in both households and businesses with the goal of cutting the overall community waste in half by 2030.
Lethbridge produces more waste than almost any other city in Canada. Since 2010, we have seen a decline in the amount of waste that each person in Lethbridge generates.
Lethbridge residents could send a lot less garbage to the landfill if a city-wide curbside organics recycling program were to be implemented.