Committed to reducing waste and improving the city of Ottawa’s waste management practices and contributing to a greening of the city by supporting the development of new and improved waste diversion programs.

A Look At Different Waste Hierarchies

Here in Canada, the waste hierarchy most often referenced is by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME). 

Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment

CCME Waste Hierarchy
Waste Hierarchy from the CCME State of Waste Management in Canada, 2014

Waste Free Ontario Strategy, 2017

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Circular Economy diagram from Waste Free Ontario Strategy (2017)

Ontario Environmental Commissioner

From a Special Report to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, October 2017, called “Beyond the Blue Box.”

Waste Hierarchy 2 - ECO
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Beyond the Blue Box, September 2017

Zero Waste Canada

Zero Waste Canada