The Town of Banff strives to be a model environmental community, and we recognize that being a municipality inside a national park comes with great responsibility.
Right now, our waste diversion rate is 46% (not including construction, renovation, and demolition waste or biosolids). By recovering as much material for recycling and composting as possible, we can reduce our dependence on landfills which take up valuable space and produce harmful greenhouse gases.
Moving towards zero waste has been identified as one of the many ways we can practice environmental stewardship. As such, the Town of Banff has set a waste diversion target of 70% by 2028 and has ambitious goals to reduce waste wherever possible.