For more information
Provinces and territories are responsible for the licensing and permitting of waste management operations including recycling centres, landfills and hazardous waste facilities. If you have questions regarding these operations, please contact your provincial or territorial Environment Ministry. A list of provincial and territorial contacts is available for reference.
Municipalities generally offer municipal solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services for their citizens. If you have questions regarding whether specific materials are recyclable or acceptable in the waste stream, please contact your local municipality or your provincial/territorial Recycling Council or Association.
It is important to manage hazardous waste properly. To find out how or which services are available in your area, please contact your municipality.
Recycling in Canada
|Province or Territory||Recycling Council or Association|
|North West Territories||Department of Environment and Natural Resources|
|British Columbia||Recycling Council of British Columbia|
|Alberta||Recycling Council of Alberta|
|Saskatchewan||Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council|
Recycling Council of Ontario
|Prince Edward Island||The Island Waste Management Corporation|
|Nova Scotia||Resource Recovery Fund Board|
Reduce Your Waste
|New Brunswick||Recycle New Brunswick|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Multi Materials Stewardship Board|
The Waste Reduction and Management Division
The Waste Reduction and Management Division administers a number of waste-related regulations.
For questions or comments regarding the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Materials Regulations, contact us at TMB@ec.gc.ca.
For information on waste initiatives within the Government of Canada, please contact the PWGSC Office of Greening Government (OGGO).
If you have any other questions, please contact Enviroinfo@ec.gc.ca.
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