Waste Diversion News

As the Chair of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, I’m pleased to share that we’ve made significant progress on diverting waste from landfills!

As of June 1st, Solid Waste Management will accept “stretchy” plastic products. These include:

  • Milk bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Newspaper/flyer bags
  • Produce and vegetable bags

With this change, staff anticipate that 3,500 tonnes of waste will be diverted from landfills. This puts us even closer to achieving a 70% total diversion rate!

For a complete list of items that you can recycle in your blue bin, click here.