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RCO responds to aspects of amended Blue Box Program Plan 

Amendments designed to transition Ontario's Blue Box Program from the current shared cost model between municipalities and producers to a full producer responsibility model. More

Knowledge Sessions 2017: Advancing the Circular Economy

RCO is committed to Ontario’s transition to a circular economy, and hosted the series' final forum on procurement as a tool to advance the circular economy. More

5,000 square foot recycling facility opens in Pickering

RCO was on-hand for the grand opening of Veolia's new facility that has the capacity to recycle 5,700 kilogams of bulbs every hour and more than 2 million kilograms every year. With approximately 85 million CFLs sold in Canada every year, this represents another local option  to ensure full recovery of hazardous material. More

Beyond the Blue Box: Ontario’s Fresh Start on Waste Diversion and the Circular Economy 

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario releases report that acknowledges Ontario’s new law is a significant achievement, and calls on government to get serious about making it work by prioritizing food waste and having businesses increase diversion. More

 

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Yearly Diversion:

8.4 million tonnes - Total materials diverted (Canada)

2.8 million tonnes - Total amount diverted (Ontario)

Yearly Disposal:

25 million tonnes - Total non-hazardous waste disposed of (Canada)

9 million tonnes - Total non-hazardous waste disposed of (Ontario)

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Source: Statistics Canada

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Exports of waste materials and recyclables to...
December 15, 2017
By: Lucy Robinson
In October 2016 amendments to Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and...
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December 15, 2017
By: Lucy Robinson
Winter is upon us once again, which brings the festive season. And with the holiday spirit abound...
Toronto targeting recycling contamination with...
December 12, 2017
By: Lucy Robinson
The City of Toronto says it’s lifting the lids on residents’ recycling bins in order to help...

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