Making Waste Matter: Integrated Waste Management Strategy
We’ve heard your concerns. We’ve heard your ideas. Now, after a year and a half of extensive public consultation, here is your plan to help us manage recycling and waste in our beautiful Kawartha Lakes.
How we manage our waste effects the health of our communities, our economic health and the health of our natural areas. Through a process that involved workshops, surveys, and many other forms of citizen engagement, we gathered your input to produce the Making Waste Matter: Integrated Waste Management Strategy, a guide to improving and expanding waste management services for the City of Kawartha Lakes over the next three decades.
You told us ‘reduction’ was important to you. And so, using a ‘waste less living’ philosophy, Making Waste Matter introduces cost-effective initiatives that will be phased into our current waste management program over the next three decades.
You want us to do it inexpensively and you want us to do it well. With your help, Making Waste Matter can help us achieve the goal of diverting 70% of waste away from the landfill from our current 39%. This will save us money as we will manage less waste and will turn waste into revenue through our recycling programs. With this goal in mind, the City of Kawartha Lakes aims to become one of the best!