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Zero Waste Banff
Downtown BinsBe a part of the movement and help us move Banff towards zero waste. Here are some actions you can take today:
  • Take our survey and be part of Zero Waste Resident Engagement
  • Be an ambassador for zero waste in your home or workplace. Help set up the right bins and systems to divert as much waste as possible from the landfill. Call 403.762.1132 or email for more information.
  • Visit Banff’s Re-Use It Centre to donate your items or find something you need, rather than buying it new. 
  • Reduce your household food waste. Shop in your fridge first, meal plan, and show your leftovers some love to make sure you’re not throwing away valuable food (and money!) at home. Bring your scraps and peels to one of the white Food bins in town where it'll be composted.
  • Shop zero waste. Bring your own bags to the grocery store and avoid buying things with plastic packaging. 
  • Bring your own containers for any leftovers you may have while eating out. 
  • Bring your own mug to coffee shops. Some even offer a small discount if you do. 
  • Hosting an event? Make it zero waste. Avoid disposable items and plan in advance to provide recycling and food waste bins. Read about the Banff Marathon’s success in becoming a zero waste event.
  • Get involved with local environmental action groups that focus on zero waste, such as The Bear Minimum, Banff Food Rescue, or the Biosphere Institute.