Warman is Environmental and Suitability Programs
~ There is no such thing as ‘Away’, When we throw something away it must go somewhere~…. Annie Leonard
I don't want to protect the environment, I want to create a world where the environment doesn't need protecting.
The community garden had an amazing year! Thank you to Warman Coop who donated the land behind the new co-op gas bar along with donating the water for watering the gardens. We hauled in top soil and worked the land to give it some life. Anyone who wanted a plot registered their name and we were able to accommodate all those that requested a plot. We had 36 plots, with 30 at the new space and 6 at the old space. This allowed bigger plots as well. Thank you to Supersave who donated the fencing for the new space.
It was a tougher season due to the dryness but with the access to water in both locations it made it much easier. It was a great opportunity to turn a baron piece of land into usable and living land. With some tweaks and work 2018 will have an even better community garden. A big thank you to those that stuck out this dry season with some lessons learned.
Thank you, once again, to Warman Co-op and SuperSave for their donations to help create this usable space. We would also like to thank the Warman Recreation Department who manages the community gardens in our community.
Curbside, Composting Programs, Electronics Waste Day
The City of Warman offers curbside waste service, which is done biweekly. Curbside programs include recycling, garbage pickup, and the new organics compost service. When it comes to City Waste Collection, the City of Warman prides itself on sustaining the environment through green initiatives and the idea of stewardship (taking care) of our city is our goal. Partnering with Loraas, we have been able to see some unique services come to our community. Garbage, and curbside pickup are mandatory, however the new Organics pickup is optional. The latest program started this last spring and to date we have over 130 residents who are utilizing the organics pickup. It is amazing how much you can divert from the landfill with the recycling, composting, and the new and so easy organics pickup.
Loraas organics composting program is an affordable and convenient way to dispose of fruits, vegetables, and plant based products without sending it to the landfill. Some of the items that will NOT be accepted are Construction Materials, Oil, Oil Filters, Paint, Solvents, and Tires.
Fall Cleanup for 2017
Spring & Fall City Clean allows the citizens of Warman to leave items they no longer have a need for in their back alley. The next fall City cleanup will be held from September 25 to October 6, 2017.
Items That Will Not Be Picked Up are as follows:
The program will not pick up the following items: - materials from major renovations - gyproc - deck boards - shingles - railroad ties - power poles - sod - tires - concrete and rocks - tree trunks and logs - day to day household garbage - motor oil (this can be taken to Household Hazardous Waste Day on October 14) - toxic materials such as paint, chemicals, gasoline, etc. (this can be taken to Household Hazardous Waste Day on October 14) - batteries (this can be taken to Household Hazardous Waste Day on Oct 14) - leaves and grass not in bags (can be taken to compost bins) - branches longer than 4 feet or branches not bundled and tied (can be taken to compost bins) - limit of two cubic yards per address.
For more information on the Fall Cleanup for 2017 click on this link for more details: http://www.warman.ca/DocumentCenter/View/1205
Household Hazardous Waste Day
Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held on October 14, 2017 from (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.). This event helps Warman Resident to dispose of paint & electronics properly. (e-waste) This year tires will not be accepted.
More information and particulars on our Annual Household Hazardous Waste Day will be available at the beginning of October.
Water Conservation and trying to be responsible for our environment is something that Warman prides itself on.
City of Warman recycles water from the Legends Golf Course to water the Course, Greenview Estates, and other parks around Warman.
We have seen a voluntary rotation schedule for residents for summer watering because of the Water Reservoir Project. I encourage everyone to continue with the voluntary rotation schedule, even with an abundance of water and with the increase in capacity, let’s continue to do our part to conserve this precious resource.
Warman’s Environmental Master Plan document is at the draft stage. This plans objective is to advocate and promote municipally and community-driven environmental and sustainability principles for our City’s environment. The environmental priorities that we want to establish in our community, environmental targets, and also provide an action strategy on how to achieve these targets we plan to stakeholders with implementable actions to:
- Implement. This plan will specifically aim to provide municipal departments and communities protect and preserve the natural environment;
- Manage greenhouse gas emissions;
- Improve quality of life in Warman;
- reduce municipal and community energy consumption; and
- Encourage the City of Warman and community to become stewards of the environment, etc.
The community has been engaged through consultation at various events. It is our plan to bring recommendations to Warman’s next open house in spring 2018 for further comment from residents.
The Environmental Master Plan is important and needs to look at our community today, and into the future. Make sure to please stay tuned to Warman.ca, and our Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates on the Environmental Master Plan, and future outreach events.
Warman has grown its environmental services tremendously over the years, but we do have lots of work ahead. Your voice is important as we grow all our services in Warman. Please let us know your thoughts.