Public Consultation: Proposed Designated Materials Recycling Regulation

Proposed Designated Materials Recycling Regulation
13 Dec 2013

From the AESRD website:

The Government of Alberta is consulting on several proposed changes to the province’s existing regulatory framework for recycling. The proposed changes are intended to reduce municipal solid waste in Alberta, streamline Alberta’s regulatory framework, and provide options to shift end-of-life management costs from taxpayers to producers and consumers. The changes will advance initiatives in Alberta’s Too Good to Waste strategy.

Through the consultation process, we hope to gather input from diverse groups including municipalities, non-government organizations, industry, businesses and the general public. The Government of Alberta has not made any final decisions on changes and your input is a valuable piece of the decision-making process.

To participate in the consultation: Please register to receive a link to an online workbook. This workbook is our primary avenue for gathering feedback. It includes background information and a detailed description of each proposed change followed by questions on key areas. There are also opportunities in the workbook for you to provide general input on Alberta’s regulatory framework for recycling designated materials and you can skip sections that do not interest you.

Department staff will also be available to meet upon request.

A printable PDF version of the workbook is also available for those who prefer to submit written feedback. Contact us (see below) if you would like receive a paper copy by mail.

Important dates: The deadline for submitting input is Friday, December 13, 2013. All feedback will then be gathered into a summary report, which will be made available on this webpage. If you’d also like to be emailed a copy of this summary report please indicate this in the online workbook when prompted, or email [email protected] with your contact information.

Frequently asked questions: For answers to common questions regarding the workbook, visit our FAQ page.

Contact us: For more information or to request a meeting, please contact department staff by email at [email protected] or by phone at 780-644-5091 (for toll free access anywhere in Alberta, first dial 310-0000).