You may remember our February Community Champions Initiative sponsored by OK Tire Groat Road… Well February was such a success that we decided to continue the Community Champions Initiative each month moving forward!
This month we have teamed up with MC College to present 🏆Inglewood Community Champions: March Edition 🏆
March nominations open TODAY (March 1st)! Nominate a neighbour by March 19 & tell us why they are a Community Champion to you! It can be for any reason too – did they water all of your plant babies while you were out of town? Shovel your corner lot after a big snowfall? Maybe they helped you build your fence or fix your car? Or dropped off some groceries for you during the lockdown… We want to hear all about the champions in the neighbourhood!
All nominated Champions will be entered into a draw on March 22 to win 1 of 2 awesome gift baskets generously donated by MC COLLEGE. Both gift baskets will include: • Salon & Spa Certificate (manicure, pedicure, & shampoo blow dry) • Self Care Gift Basket
If you know of a well-deserving Inglewooder who would love to win a self-care package, please nominate a neighbour here:
Our MP and Shadow Minister of COVID-19 Economic Recovery James Cumming and Ward 2 Councillor Bev Esslinger representatives want to hear from you!
• How are you and your community doing? • What issues are most important to you? • What does economic recovery mean for you and your community?
Please include any other questions or thoughts you may have about the City of Edmonton or the Government of Alberta. You can submit your questions and thoughts to us by filling out our two Google forms for each representative.
For the latest information and waste sorting tips, sign up for the Edmonton Cart Rollout e-newsletter here.
Education & Workshops
Do you have specific questions about using your new carts or how to sort your waste at home?
The City is offering 45 minute sessions that provide a general overview of the cart rollout, with time for questions at the end. The goal is to ensure that you are able to successfully use the new cart program. Sessions are delivered virtually as a webinar.
Inglewood’s Heart Your Cart presentation is April 1 at 7pm. This free event will feature a live stream 45-minute presentation of the City of Edmonton’s new Cart Rollout program. You can register for the event here.
Online registration begins in late February 2021.
Information sessions begin March 3
30 minute interactive workshops will also be offered. These are topic-specific and include a brief presentation followed by an interactive question and answer period. Workshops are limited to 20 attendees to ensure adequate time for your questions. Workshops are delivered virtually through Zoom.
Select from the following topics:
Setting out your carts for collection (with tips about vehicle parking)
Sorting food scraps
Online registration begins in late February 2021.
Workshops begin April 1.
Assisted Waste Collection
The City’s Waste Services offers an assisted waste collection service for customers who have difficulty getting their waste to the curb or lane.
Two new service options are available:
Option #1: for residents who are able to put waste in their carts but require the City to set out the carts at the curb for collection, then return the carts to their storage location after they are emptied
Option #2: for residents who need the City to take waste from their door, place it in their carts, set the carts out for collection, and return the carts to their storage location once they are emptied
For more info on how to apply for assistance, visit the City of Edmonton website here.
Can I Opt-Out?
No, residents are not able to opt-out of the Edmonton Cart Rollout. To help Edmonton reach the 90 percent diversion goal, every household’s participation will be important to make our new system a success.
Will my rate increase because I am now getting carts?
Your monthly waste service fee in January – September 2021 will be the same as your 2020 rate ($47.22/month) for curbside collection customers.
Beginning October 2021
Customers with the default large (240L) garbage cart will see their monthly rate increase by $1.10 to $48.32
Customers who select the small (120L) garbage cart will see their rate decrease by $3.90/month to $43.32/month
The monthly price difference between the small and large garbage cart is $5/month
Why are we introducing carts instead of our current system?
Carts make the waste collection more efficient and reduce workplace injuries significantly among waste collectors due to the reduced heavy and repetitive lifting, and not having to handle potentially dangerous waste (needles, etc.) with their hands. This standard practice also helps the City maintain stable utility rates and a competitive curbside collection market.
You may choose to use your existing garbage cans for other purposes such as storage. If you no longer require your existing garbage cans, clean them and bring them to a City Eco Station or Recycling Depot. Clean garbage cans will be accepted free of charge.
Will the City collect garbage placed in my current garbage cans?
With the implementation of cart-based collection, the City will only collect garbage from the carts provided by the City. Garbage set out in any other containers will not be collected.
For more information and FAQs, visit the City of Edmonton’s Waste Collection page here.
More information on Waste Sorting and Cart placement will be released in our upcoming newsletters.
Move for Mental Health Challenge is an initiative coordinated by the Ritchie Community League. Participating Edmonton neighbourhoods are invited to track their activities and pool their kilometres with their neighbours.
This Challenge is to bring awareness to Edmontonians of how physical activity can improve your mood, reduce stress and anxiety and improve your positive mental health.
Participation is voluntary. The challenge is between January 1 to March 31, 2021.
All data will be kept confidential. Only distances will be recorded to the Move For Mental Health Challenge coordinators. Inglewood Community League asks you to report your distances truthfully.
2. You can also download the Strava App to your mobile device and search for the club “Inglewood United” to join and record your activity there. This app connects to your health and fitness measurements on your smart phone or watch – making reporting much easier and faster!
You are welcomed to report all of your activity between January 1st to now!
You can MANUALLY input activities into Strava even if you track your distance with a different device, just look for the plus sign [+].
On mobile, this is found on the “Feed screen”
On a computer, go to the Strava website, set up or sign in to your Strava account and choose the “Training” dropdown menu. Select “Activities” and find the plus symbol [+} in the top right corner by your profile picture.
3. Print and record your activity on our tracking sheet. Please take a picture/scan of your tracking sheet and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us on NYE Dec 31 from 5-7pm as we party it up LIVE with DJ Johnny of Talent Productions! There will be chances to win some awesome prizes too! You don’t want to miss this FREE event! You don’t have to live in Inglewood to join the party! Invite your neighbours, families & friends to join the celebration!
Please register for this FREE event here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rock-the-block-nye-edition-tickets-132448538143 Live-stream link: https://www.twitch.tv/talentprodca
The City of Edmonton is proposing the development of a 5-storey (30 unit) supportive housing development in Inglewood at the location of 12312 112 Avenue. This development will provide people who have experienced homeless with the support, safety, and stability they need to lead healthy and connected lives through on-site staff and wraparound services.
The City wants to hear from you! They are planning a series of community engagement opportunities over the course of this summer to solicit community feedback on the project. These opportunities will include online surveys, digital community round tables, and larger format public engagement sessions. If you are interested in participating in the engagement process email email@example.com or click on the link below to sign up for email updates and complete a survey.