The cost of garbage disposal should inspire diversion

As a region, and in society as a whole, we are debating what to do with our garbage and what the cost will be for disposal in the future. Stakeholders are concerned that the cost of disposal has increased significantly in the last 10 years, and many are stating that the increases costs over time are too great and are a burden to society, business and others. In our region, regional disposal costs are being estimated to reach $150 per metric tonne in the next few years, and likely closer to $200 per metric tonne in the medium term. In ...

Challenges of organics recycling in Calgary in – 40 degrees

Our guest blogger, is Spencer Kennedy, Operations Manager for Urban Impact’s Calgary division: If any of y’all westcoasters were following Calgary weather recently, you might have observed our arctic thermometer dropping down below -40 last week. At this temperature bad things start to happen – skin freezes and vehicles won’t start. The Calgary School Board even issued a warning to parents of kids that take buses that the chances of the bus engine actually starting were low; but the chances of children stuck waiting at the bus stop and getting instant frostbite – were HIGH!   Even our truck block-heaters ...

  • TAGGED AS:
  • Comments on this post: Be the first to respond!

Driving Diversion in Schools

Academic instituitions should be the easiest place to communicate environmental and sustainable initiatives. Although they are a place of higher learning, there are often challenges with respect to priorities and it can be difficult to emphasize recycling or garbage diversion when funding for education, school closures and other hot topics are at the top of everyone’s mind. I of course, cannot imagine that garbage and waste diversion is not at the top of everyone’s mind. To me it is the most important thing, always. I am a bit idealistic I know and over time have come to recognize that there ...

  • TAGGED AS:
  • Comments on this post: Be the first to respond!

Fundraising Opportunities for Charities

Each year, Urban Impact supports local charities in their fund raising efforts by providing free recycling services. This is provided through Urban Impact’s charity giving program www.urbanimpact.com or email charity@urbanimpact.com to get your Charity considered for this program. The other great way to fund raise is through one day events that Charities might already have available. Urban Impact can provide an onsite shredding truck to provide shredding services on site for this event. The On Site Truck and driver is provided at no charge and is a great way to attract the public to your event. We encourage our Charity ...

  • TAGGED AS:
  • Comments on this post: Be the first to respond!