Find waste reduction resources in your province
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.
WasteWise is a hub for people and industries to get information about waste reduction options in Manitoba.
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
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
Rethink Waste NL
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. RethinkWasteNL.ca provides residents of the province with easy access to find a place for their waste. RethinkWasteNL.ca supports the goals of Provincial Solid Waste Management Strategy and is managed by the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board in collaboration with regional waste management authorities.
When you recycle, you make it count—for yourself, your community and the environment.
Recycling Plastics in the Yukon
Recycling Paper in the Yukon