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Edmonton's waste expertise goes international

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Lichuan Mayor Zhang Tao sign a   Memorandum of Understanding on Friendship and Cooperation between their two cities in Lichuan on January 8, 2016.

Edmonton’s leadership in waste-management practice is being exported to China after the signing of a joint-venture agreement between the central Chinese city of Lichuan and Edmonton.

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Edmonton diverts 60 percent

Edmonton diverts 60 percent

City employees (right) examine organic compost in an aeration hall. The Edmonton Composting Facility, part of the City’s Waste Management Centre, is one of the largest composting facilities in the world. Through composting, recycling and reuse programs, 60 percent of Edmonton’s residential waste is diverted from landfill. See more about Edmonton and the city’s efforts towards recycling on page 8.

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