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About RCO

Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) is a not-for-profit membership-based organization involved in policy, education, and project work around the issues of consumption, waste generation, reduction and diversion, and recycling. Our activities include:

  • implementing pilot recycling programs to target specific waste materials,
  • supporting the development of legislation and regulation,
  • conducting leading-edge research projects,
  • promoting the benefits of waste diversion and recycling,
  • supporting waste diversion programs and initiatives, and
  • providing information and resources to the general public and other stakeholders.

Our project mandates adhere to the 3Rs hierarchy: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle - in that order. Where possible we identify challenges and offer solutions. And we facilitate open and fair dialogue between stakeholders. Indeed, as the only multi-stakeholder group in the province, we provide a collective and effective voice on waste issues and recycling opportunities, bringing all players around the table.

We believe that each Ontarian can exercise the "power of one" to reduce his or her environmental impact. Through the collective efforts of us all we have the potential to conserve resources, consume wisely and minimize waste right across Ontario.




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