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RCO offers Waste Auditor Training sessions, which are based on a Standard Waste Audit Method that supports development in several key areas. Space is limited. More

RCO responds to proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework

An estimated 2.3 million tonnes of food and organic waste was sent to disposal in 2015, and the Government of Ontario is taking steps to reduce the amount of material lost to disposal.  More

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change directs Ontario Electronic Stewardship to cease operations by June 30, 2020

The industry funding organization responsible for managing waste electrical and electronic equipment to wind up operations as part of the Waste Diversion Transition Act. More

RCO joins a coalition to respond to the 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



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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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Mar 21 2018
Join the City of Toronto on March 21, 2018 for an update on the City's Waste Strategy and to...
Mar 23 2018
Complimentary and custom workshop for municipalities   Friday, March 23, 2018 9 a.m. -...
Apr 24 2018
Health care facilities have significant impacts on the communities they serve in the three key...
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Cleanfarms adds grain bag recycling to its...
March 12, 2018
By: Lucy Robinson
Saskatchewan farmers will have access to another tool to help them farm sustainably and keep...
Canada to push for ambitious ‘plastics...
March 7, 2018
By: Lucy Robinson
Canada will use its presidency of the G7 to try to persuade the world’s richest and most...
China's Environmental Measures Affecting Trade
February 20, 2018
By: Lucy Robinson
Webinar Presentation July 2017: The world's largest importer and recycler of scrap metals,...

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