Waste management in Canada is primarily regulated at the provincial level, resulting in different policies and programs implemented across the thirteen provincial and territoiral jurisdictions. Check out the links below to see what waste reduction programs, resources, and Waste Reduction Week activities are available in your province.
The Recycling Council of British Columbia is a multi-sectoral, non-profit, membership driven organization that facilitates the exchange of ideas and knowledge that enable efficient solutions to eliminate waste.
Established in 1990, the RCBC Recycling Hotline is a free, province-wide live information service for recycling, pollution prevention, waste avoidance, safe disposal options and regulations.
MMBC is a non-profit organization, financed by industry to manage residential packaging recycling programs in BC.
Encorp Pacific (Canada) is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit, product stewardship corporation with beverage container management as our core business. Our mandate is to develop, manage and improve systems to recover used packaging and end-of-life products from consumers and ensure that they are properly recycled and not land-filled or incinerated.
Electronic Products Recycling Association British Columbia (EPRA BC) is a not-for-profit organization established originally as ESABC in November 2006 in conjunction with Ministry approval of the ESABC Stewardship Plan for handling End-of-Life Electronics.
The RCA’s mission is to promote and facilitate waste reduction, recycling, and resource conservation in the Province of Alberta.
The Alberta Recycling Management Authority (Alberta Recycling) is a not-for-profit association responsible for managing Alberta’s tire, electronics and paint recycling programs.
Alberta Waste and Recycling is setting up Resource Recovery Depots throughout Alberta to accept and recycle construction and demolition waste materials.
The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council's waste reduction consultation service aims to help business owners, building managers and operational staff reduce waste and waste-associated cost.
Recycle Saskatchewan (RS) is an umbrella organization for product stewardship programs in Saskatchewan. It has established a vision of creating “A clean and green Saskatchewan” with a mission to “collectively advance and grow provincial product management programs in Saskatchewan”.
The Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) is responsible for managing the industry-led and government-approved electronic products recycling program for consumers and businesses in Saskatchewan.
A collection of Manitoba-based stewardship organizations with a common goal: to help consumers divert as much waste as possible from our landfills.
To support improved recycling systems province-wide, Green Manitoba works in co-operation with Manitoba Conservation's Pollution Prevention Branch, industry stewards, municipalities, community councils and First Nations, environmental non-government organizations (ENGOs) and consumer groups.
Take Pride Winnipeg! is a non-profit registered Canadian charity whose focus is to implement a variety of programs that use leadership and advocacy to educate citizens and beautify the city of Winnipeg
The Waste-Free Lunch Challenge is a school program developed by the Recycling Council of Ontario. During Waste Reduction Week in Canada (Oct. 17-23, 2016), Waste-Free Lunch Challenge encourages schools to decrease the amount of garbage they produce, and educates students, staff, and parents about waste reduction.
The challenge, which can be integrated in Ministry of Education curriculum, is open to Ontario classroom and schools from junior-kindergarten to grade eight. Register online and access user-friendly information and a suite of downloadable teacher and parent resources to make participation easy, enjoyable, and informative. Register at www.wastefreelunch.com. Registration closes Oct. 17, 2016 at 5 p.m.
3RCertified is a points-based certification program for buildings in the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (IC&I) sectors that reviews how organizations manage solid waste reduction and diversion operations. Participating organizations achieve certification levels based on established criteria and third-party evaluation of waste management and reduction practices.
Recycling Tires in New Brunswick
Recycling Paint in New Brunswick
Recycling Oil & Glycol in New Brunswick
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland and Labrador
#MyReusableBag - As a reminder that small actions can have a meaningful impact on the environment, share photos of your reusable bags in action using #MyReusableBag. Join the conversation on sustainable living!
Everything you need to know about managing waste is now online. Rethink Waste is a call to action that supports the need to change how we manage our waste and encourages all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians not only to think differently, but also act differently.
That Reminds Me. Recycling Protects the Environment
Recycling Plastics in the Yukon
Recycling Paper in the Yukon