Waste Reduction Initiatives

We are taking steps to reduce waste. Not only do these actions increase the lifespan of the landfill, they reduce emissions and support circular economy initiatives. Additionally, we are working to decrease greenhouse gas emissions from our vehicles by using lower emission energy sources.

Circular economy concept. Infinity recycling symbol made of leaves

What is a Circular Economy?

It is a shift from a linear throw-away mindset to a circular mindset to extend the lifecycle of goods, food and resources through better design and continuous reuse, so nothing goes to waste.

Reuse Centres

Giving a second life to used goods diverts waste from landfills, supports local charities and their recipients, and saves the resources and energy needed to make new consumer goods.

Backyard Composting

We are proud to support backyard composting efforts to divert local food waste from landfills. Our Composter programme focuses on education and includes workshops for residents to learn how to compost at home. We also offer backyard composters for sale.

Food Waste - Did You Know?

Food waste in a bin
  • Produce represents the largest proportion of avoidable food waste
  • The contents of the average garbage bag are approximately one third waste.
  • The average household throws away approximately $1,456 worth of food each year
  • 47% of food waste is generated by consumers - almost as much as farms, producers, restaurants, retail, and processing combined
  • 69% of local residents think too much food is being wasted, but only 40% feel they are wasting too much food at home
Esker (Kettle) pond is visited by wildlife

Waste Sites Environmental Features

Through our Green Strategy, we continue to restore, enhance, and protect the many natural features found at waste facilities.