Ottawa’s Inadequate Recycling and Green Bin Programs Shorten Life of the City’s Trail Road Landfill Site

Waste Watch Ottawa Analysis, Promoted by Ecology Ottawa, Finds City’s Lack of Planning and Public Education is Squandering Landfill Capacity

Ottawa is dumping much of its recyclable and green waste into landfill, squandering both the resources that could be captured and precious landfill space.

Waste Watch Ottawa’s detailed analysis of online Ontario data of provincial waste diversion from disposal performance and a City of Ottawa 2014/2015 report obtained via a municipal freedom of information request, was conducted with the assistance of University of Ottawa students and Councillor Jeff Leiper’s office. Based on a review of municipal best practices, options are offered to improve the design and effectiveness of recycling and green bin programs, solid waste diversion policies and programs, and waste collection and processing activities in Ottawa.

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Ecology Ottawa is promoting the work of Waste Watch Ottawa because of the important contribution Waste Watch Ottawa has made towards improving the city's environmental sustainability.

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