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Protecting the Environment

We all Must do our Part to Protect the Environment

The City of Summerside recognizes environmental protection as one of our guiding principles and a key component of sound business performance.

  • We are committed to providing a quality product and service in a manner that ensures a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and minimizes our potential impact on the environment.
  • We will operate in compliance with all relevant federal provincial and municipal environmental legislation, and we will strive to use pollution prevention and environmental best practices in all we do.
  • We will integrate the consideration of environmental concerns and impacts into all of our decision making and activities, promoting environmental awareness among our employees and encouraging them to work in an environmentally responsible manner.
  • We will train, educate, and inform our employees about environmental issues that may affect their work while reducing waste through re-use and recycling and by purchasing recycled, recyclable, or re-furbished products and materials where these alternatives are available, economical, and suitable.
  • We will promote efficient use of materials and resources throughout our facility including water, electricity, raw materials, and other resources, particularly those that are non-renewable.
  • We will avoid unnecessary use of hazardous materials and products, seek substitutions when feasible, and take all reasonable steps to protect human health and the environment when such materials must be used.
  • We will store and dispose of purchases and use environmentally responsible products that have been selected based on criteria including low toxicity, environmental hazard, durability, use of recycled materials, reduced energy and/or water consumption reduced packaging and ability to be recycled, refilled or refurbished at end of life, where required by legislation or where significant health, safety, or environmental hazards exist.
  • We will develop and maintain appropriate emergency and spill-response programs, regularly communicating our environmental program to our clients, customers, and the public and encouraging them to support it.
  • We strive to continually improve our environmental performance by periodically reviewing our environmental policy in light of our current and future activities.

If you notice an environmental issue in the City of Summerside, be it small or large, please notify us as soon as possible.

For environmental issues, call 902-432-1268 during daytime hours and 1-800-565-1633 after hours. Thank you for helping us protect our city green spaces, streets, streams, and infrastructures.

For more information, contact:

Greg Gaudet - Municipal Services Director greg.gaudet@city.summerside.pe.ca 
902-439-5776
City of Summerside, 275 Fitzroy Street, Summerside, PE C1N 1H9

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