Every two years Statistics Canada releases national and provincial waste statistics. In 2016 approximately 25 million tonnes of non-hazardous waste was sent to disposal across the country, similar to the amount generated in 2014.
Broken down by source, the Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional (IC&I) or non-residential sector generated 14.7 million tonnes (59 per cent) of all waste disposed of in 2016, and the residential sector generated 10.2 million tonnes (41 per cent) of waste.
Canada and Ontario
2008 – 2016
Disposal data on other Canadian provinces is available from Statistics Canada.
Bi-annual data on recycling quantities are expected at a later date.