BANFF BUSINESSES CAN ELIMINATE LANDFILL GARBAGE BY 2050

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65% of Banff’s waste going to landfill comes from non-residential waste.

ADD A FOOD WASTE BIN AT YOUR BUSINESS

Get your business onto the Zero Waste Trail and help maintain the long-term 
well-being and sustainability of Banff.

Reducing and diverting Banff commercial waste going to landfill is a community goal and a business goal that pays dividends for future generations.

0% WASTE 
= 100% PRISTINE BEAUTY

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What a waste

Banff is a model environmental community where everything we do is guided by a goal to preserve this special place. And reducing and diverting waste to landfill is critical to maintaining the well-being and sustainability of our community. 

Zero Waste Banff is a program that empowers businesses to help eliminate garbage going to landfill by the year 2050. 

Sign up your business for a free consultation and waste assessment today. We look forward to seeing you on the Zero Waste Trail!

So, what are you wasting for?

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Food for thought

Almost 50% of Banff’s non-residential waste going to landfill is food.

Sort and save

Separating food waste can save Banff businesses money.

Bin for the win

Rental and servicing of a food waste bin in Banff is about 40% cheaper than a same-size garbage bin.

BANFF'S ANNUAL WASTE REDUCTION GOAL

Divert 1,500 Tonnes from landfill

35,273,962 
BANANA PEELS

41,336,675 
LETTUCE LEAVES

166,666
GARBAGE BAGS

Enough to fill nearly six football fields

Register for food bin collection service.

Contact Operations at 403.762.1240.

Choose your bin size. 
The cost of the bin is included in cost of collection.

Determine collection frequency. 
Food bin pick-ups are available three times per week.

Step 1:

REGISTER & CHOOSE

HELP REDUCE FOOD WASTE

TO START, get your free waste assessment.

To reach our community goal of 70% waste reduction in Banff by 2028, we need 
to divert 1,500 metric tonnes annually of waste going to landfill. 

Waste reduction and diversion strategies
are available for Banff businesses.

Contact Zero Waste Banff to learn more.

Call 403.762.1132 or email zerowaste@banff.ca for a FREE assessment for your business or organization.

Find the right bins for your kitchen.

Consider your space constraints when buying bins.

Buy liners for the kitchen bin.
ONLY BPI-certified compostable bags
are allowed in Banff’s compost program.

Add signage to the bin. 
Add labels to the bins to promote proper sorting.

Step 2:

SET UP YOUR SYSTEM

DOWNLOAD FREE LABELS

Step 3:

EMPOWER STAFF

Follow up. 
Conduct spot checks on food and garbage bins to make sure that each bin is properly used.

DOWNLOAD FREE POSTERS
Introduce the program.

Ensure that your staff understand what goes in the food bin, and why the program is important.

Once your assessment is complete, food waste collection is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

Sign up for your free consultation and waste assessment.

THESE ITEMS GO IN THE FOOD BIN

All raw and cooked food

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LEAD THE WAY: BECOME A BANFF ZERO WASTE TRAILBLAZER!

Want your company to be a recognized zero waste leader? Achieve Trailblazer status on the Banff Zero Waste Trail!  We’ll help you get your waste reduction program in place  to achieve official Banff Zero Waste Trailblazer certification and bragging rights. 

Please get in touch for a free assessment. In the meantime, check out this Banff Zero Waste Trail  Scorecard sample and see how your company currently  measures up.

Waste diversion programs in place for:  
  • Food scraps & food-soiled paper 
  • All recycling streams
  • Special materials 
3 points
  • No contamination in food stream
  • Recycling is sorted correctly
  • No divertible materials left in garbage
3 points
Waste prevention initiatives
4 points
1 point
  • Opportunities have been identified to avoid unnecessary consumption 
  • Avoids single-use items
  • Incorporates green procurement principles 
  • Has strategies to reduce food waste at the source (i.e. portion sizes) or donates edible food to Banff Food Rescue
Signage & communication (internal)
3 points
Quality of waste streams  
  • Bins are available for all sorting streams near  appropriate waste source and bins are in convenient locations for staff access
Smart systems
  • Bin signage is clear, visual prompts available; using ToB signage
  • Using ToB signage 
  • Posters to promote zero waste are displayed in staff areas 
  • Ongoing communication program to inform staff of best practice
Communications (public-facing)
  • Customers are made aware of zero waste initiatives
  • Incentives are available for customers  to reduce waste (i.e. mug discount)
1 point
Employee buy-in
  • Staff are aware of zero waste initiatives and are empowered to take leadership roles with zero waste initiatives
  • Staff members are identified within the organization to champion and ensure continuity of the program
2 points
Tracking
1 point
Total:

20 possible points

Organizational Buy-In
  • Organization has a means for tracking waste reduction
  • Organization has set environmental goals related to zero waste
1 point
Special Initiatives Focused on Zero Waste
1 point

Call 403.762.1132 or email zerowaste@banff.ca to register for your free assessment.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TRAILBLAZER HEROS!

Thanks for getting on the Zero Waste Trail and helping to reduce Banff food waste. 
All your hard work has really paid off--you’ve achieved Trailblazer status! Bravo! 

"A quote from the trailblazer can be placed here. Let's see what they have to say"

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TRAILBLAZER HEROES!

Thanks for getting on the Zero Waste Trail and helping Banff move toward zero waste. All your hard work has really paid off - you've achieved Trailblazer status! Bravo!

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