Recycling Listed as an Essential Service in Alberta
In an announcement on Friday, March 27, in response to the COVID-19 situation, Alberta announced the closure of some non-essential businesses. The associated list of essential services that are not subject to these restrictions include waste management and recycling.
The services directly applicable to RCA members include:
- Waste management and recycling, including landfills and hazardous waste treatment
- Sanitation services including but not limited to deadstock, rendering, nutrient management, bio hazardous materials, green waste, packaging recycling
The full list is available here: https://www.alberta.ca/essential-services.aspx
For more information about COVID-19 and how it affects recycling, please see https://recycle.ab.ca/news/recycling-council-of-alberta-update-on-recycling-amidst-covid-19/