Technical Memorandums

30 Apr 2020

During Phase 1 of the Solid Waste Master Plan, a series of technical memorandums were developed to understand and document:

  • the existing waste management system and practices at the City of Ottawa;
  • the current legislative context in which the Waste Plan will be developed;
  • emerging policies and trends in the waste management industry that need to be considered;
  • what programs, services and policies progressive Canadian municipalities have in place; and
  • current and emerging approaches and technologies to collect, process and dispose of municipal waste.

Due to their technical nature, only the French Executive Summaries are available. The City of Ottawa may translate these reports or parts thereof upon request. Please forward your requests to: wasteplan@ottawa.ca

Current State Summary Document

The first step in the master planning process was to document the current state of the City’s solid waste management system. The Current State Summary documents the existing baseline waste management system, programs and supporting policies, as well as corporate waste management practices.

  1. Executive summary
  2. Technical memorandum
  3. Appendices

Legislative Review

This technical memorandum includes a review of recent federal and provincial solid waste policies, programs and legislation, including an assessment of the potential impacts on the City’s future waste management system.

  1. Executive summary
  2. Technical memorandum

Emerging Policies and Trends

Emerging policies and trends in waste management are covered in this technical memorandum, including solid waste management policy and program trends at the municipal, provincial, federal and international levels. It also covers recent consumer, waste generation and packaging trends, as well as trends in the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional sector.

  1. Executive summary
  2. Technical memorandum

Municipal Scan

To identify innovative and progressive municipal waste management programs, services and policies in Canada that could be applied to the City’s future waste management system, a comparative scan of eight different municipalities was undertaken. The findings are documented in this technical memorandum.

  1. Executive summary
  2. Technical memorandum

Technology Review

This technical memorandum documents the results of a high-level review of different proven and emerging municipal waste management technologies and approaches that could potentially be applicable to the City’s future solid waste management system.

  1. Executive summary
  2. Technical memorandum
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