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City of Toronto adopts a 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 will guide waste management in Toronto for the next 30-50 years.

The new Waste Strategy puts 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. City Council has endorsed an aspirational zero waste goal. Zero waste represents a shift in thinking to look at innovative ways to conserve and recover resources and minimize disposal.


Thank you Toronto, your input helped shape the Waste Strategy.
Here is what we heard from you in the final phase of consultation.


Over the coming years the City will implement the Waste Strategy recommendations, including some of the great ideas from the community. We are excited to continue to work with you and look forward to your continued participation as we roll out new programs and services.

Look for new initiatives to help support Toronto’s zero waste goal.  We will continue to update you on the progress of the Waste Strategy, and its implementation through this email list. If you no longer wish to receive information about the Waste Strategy, you can unsubscribe at anytime by clicking the link at the bottom of this email, or contact
For more information about the Waste Strategy contact:
Robyn Shyllit | Senior Public Consultation Coordinator | 416-392-3358 |

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Personal information is collected by the City of Toronto Act, S. O. 2006, Chapter 11, Schedule A. s.136 (b) & (c) and will be used to keep you informed about the development and outcomes of the Long Term Waste Management Strategy. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. Questions about this collection can be directed to the Manager, Public Consultation Unit, Metro Hall, 55 John St., Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3C6, or call 416-392-2990.