Toronto’s Waste Strategy Executive Summary

Toronto’s Long Term Waste Management Strategy Executive Summary outlines City Council approved recommendations on how to best manage the City’s waste over the next 30 to 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  puts a 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!