Report Now Available: Inventory and Feasibility Assessment of E-Waste Recovery in the Northwest Territories
February 11, 2013
Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) aims to develop and deliver an effective, efficient, transparent, accountable, and self-sustaining electronic waste (e-waste) refurbishing and recycling program for residents of the NWT. In order to develop such a program, ENR commissioned a study to help find out how much e-waste may be accumulating in the NWT, how much is generated on an annual basis, and if developing an e-waste program is feasible. We are pleased to share the findings of this study with you.
July 9, 2012
The Fort Smith Beverage Collection Depot will be closed July 12th to July 25th, 2012. Fort Smith residents are asked to save their beverage containers until the depot re-opens on July 25th.
June 26, 2012
Thank-you to all those who completed our survey on electronic waste (e-waste), it is now closed. Three names were chosen randomly from survey respondents to win an iPod Touch 8G. The lucky winners are:
January 25, 2012
Would you like to make some money and support recycling in your community? ENR is looking for depot operators in six communities.
June 14, 2011
ENR is making it easier for residents to avoid paying 25¢ for single-use retail bags by providing two compact reusable bags per household.
May 13, 2011
Help your local depot operator and get your cash refund quicker by making sure you have rinsed out your milk containers and removed any caps or tops from your plastic containers.
October 7, 2010
Following the recent fire at the Inuvik beverage container depot and processing centre, collection services are being provided at the Northwest Transport Building on Airport Road two days a week – Friday and Saturday 11:00 – 17:30.
February 15, 2010
YELLOWKNIFE (February 15, 2010) - Beginning today, milk containers are now part of the NWT Beverage Container Program. The initiative is part of the Government of the Northwest Territoriesâ€™ (GNWT) Waste Reduction and Recovery Program Expansion.
"I am pleased to see our Territory take this next step in expanding our environmental stewardship", Minister of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) J. Michael Miltenberger says. "With the continued participation of NWT residents, the addition of milk containers to the Beverage Container Program will work to keep our communities and highways litter free and reduce the waste that is added to our landfills."
January 15, 2010
Beginning today, paper and plastic bags will cost 25 cents at all grocery store check-out counters in the Northwest Territories.
"Our territory has a beautiful and pristine environment," said Minister of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) J. Michael Miltenberger. "Switching to reusable bags is an easy way to help protect it, and I hope all NWT residents will join me in making that switch."