Proclaim Waste Reduction Week 2019 Banner

Local governments, schools, businesses, and organizations are asked to declare the third week of October as Waste Reduction Week in Canada. Proclaiming is a great way to profile your dedication to waste reduction to your community.

Click here to read why organizations, schools, and communities are showing their support for Waste Reduction Week! 

Proclaim Waste Reduction Week

The process for proclaiming Waste Reduction Week has changed. To eliminate paper use, we are only accepting completed certificates online.

To proclaim Waste Reduction Week in Canada follow these simple steps:

  1. From the links below, download the proclamation certificate that suits your organization.

  2. Fill out the certificate and include your organization’s logo and/or seal on the bottom right. You are welcome to use your organization’s own certificate template instead, if desired.

  3. Fill out the proclamation form below and upload the scanned certificate, or email your certificate to Don't forget to tell us why you are proclaiming and what your organization is doing to reduce waste and support a circular economy! 

Once submitted, your proclamation will be posted to within 1-3 business days.

Ready to proclaim? Fill out the form by clicking the button below.




British Columbia

Fraser Valley Regional District

"The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) has an ambitious Solid Waste Management Plan to increase our waste diversion goals and reduce the region's waste disposal rate from 435 kg per person in 2017 to 290 kg per person by 2026. The FVRD is always striving to get its residents, businesses and institutions to rethink, reduce and reuse waste materials. Then we encourage them to recycle and compost as much as possible before placing anything in the garbage."

City of Campbell River

City of Port Coquitlam

City of Port Alberni

City of Langford

City of Williams Lake

City of Richmond

Comox Valley Regional District

Corporation of the District of Esquimalt



Town of Grand Coulee

"The Town of Grand Coulee is looking forward to informing and encouraging our residents to be more environmentally conscious by reducing the amount of waste we produce."



City of Toronto

Township of Front of Yonge

Municipality of Dysart et al

Dysart Council has committed to banning single use plastic water bottles in public spaces by 2020 as part of an overall waste reduction strategy. The municipality recently partnered with ULinks and Fleming College's Sustainable Waste Management Program to examine suitable alternatives to single-use plastic, possible impacts of bans, and educational and outreach opportunities moving forward.

You can read the full report here


New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

Newfoundland & Labrador


Northwest Territories