Long Term Waste Strategy

Toronto is hosting a free Green Business Forum October 19!

Sustainability is good for business! Toronto businesses are invited to register for this free event taking place on Wednesday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at City Hall to learn how businesses can be even more successful by going green and diverting waste. Hear from the keynote speaker and panel of business owners and industry representatives on how going green has helped them. Join us for an opportunity to learn and network with sustainable business leaders. Registration details.



A Future without Waste: Innovation in Policy, Innovation in Practice

We invite you to join leaders from across the country and the globe, contribute your ideas and join a national conversation. The second year of Toronto's satellite conference location will feature an in-person keynote panel before joining an interactive live stream of the main event in Vancouver. Click here for more information and to RSVP to this exciting FREE event.

City Council approves new Waste Strategy  

Following two years of extensive work, the Long Term Waste Strategy was approved by City Council on July 15, 2016. This comprehensive strategy will guide waste management in Toronto for the next 30-50 years. The new Waste Strategy puts priority on reducing waste and minimizing the amount sent to landfill. It emphasizes the importance of community engagement and encourages prevention of waste, maximizing its value before disposal and supporting the move towards a circular economy.

Program implementation planning is underway. Updates will be posted – stay tuned!

Toronto's new Waste Strategy gets the green light!

The final Waste Strategy received approval from Toronto City Council on July 15, 2016. See the details of Council's decision regarding the Waste Strategy (scroll down the website page to item PW 14.2)The final phase of Public consultation on the Draft Waste Strategy took place in March and April 2016. Click here to view the Public Meeting presentations and materials.