Long Term Waste Strategy

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Toronto's Waste Strategy Executive Summary

Take this opportunity to read the Executive Summary for Toronto's Long Term Waste Management Strategy so you are ready to play your part in implementing the approved recommendations on how to best manage our waste over the next 30-50 years. The focus is on waste reduction, reuse, recycling, recovery and residual disposal polices and programs that are environmentally sustainable, socially acceptable and cost-effective.

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.