Council has passed Waste Bylaw 434 (Non-Residential) which includes the following requirement for CRD projects:
All construction waste storage containers must have wildlife proof covers:
The container cover must be equipped with a cover capable of restricting the entry of animals and preventing the escape of litter
The container cover must be an opaque tarp, canvas, or steel lid, or alternative material specifically approved by the Town of Banff
The container cover must be affixed to the container using a method that will ensure the cover remains in place
Key CRD waste materials are separated out for recycling:
Materials that must be separated for recycling include: asphalt, concrete, drywall, white wood, pressure treated wood, branches scrub and brush, and assorted metals
Other materials include electronics, mattresses/box springs, refrigerators/freezers, lighting, and any other illegal waste
Why is the Town of Banff proposing these requirement changes?
The Town of Banff strives to be a model environmental community, where everything we do is guided by a goal to protect this special place.
With respect to container covers, the objective is to achieve the Town of Banff’s human-wildlife coexistence goals, minimizing the potential human impacts on wildlife within the town site.
The Town of Banff has a goal to send zero waste to landfill by 2050. Waste generated by the CRD sector makes up a significant volume of waste that is generated within the Town of Banff’s jurisdiction that could be diverted from landfill.