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.

Waste Watch Ottawa News

WWO Priorities for the Solid Waste Management Master Plan (April 2022)

  • support city council’s zero waste vision and adoption of the climate emergency declaration
  • aim for at least 70% waste diversion comparable to leading municipalities
  • reduce climate impacts by improving organics collection and considering bio gas options
  • no new landfill / no incineration
  • manage and use the Trail road landfill as an “evergreen” facility for the long term
  • adopt a user pay system for garbage collection
  • reduce the allowable waste for curbside pickup
  • mandate recycling and organics collection in all multi-residential properties as a condition of city garbage collection
  • increase spending on promotion and education by 4 times to match spending by other municipalities

In the News

Proposed waste management system could force residents to think twice about what they toss – Ottawa Citizen, May 17, 2022

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/proposed-waste-management-system-could-force-residents-to-think-twice-about-what-they-toss

Take the time to build a zero-waste future, Ottawa – Ottawa Citizen, July 16, 2021

https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/bury-take-the-time-to-build-a-zero-waste-future-ottawa

Ottawa Should Do Much Better at Waste Diversion – Ottawa Citizen, June 24, 2020

https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/bury-and-sears