Solid Waste Master Plan

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The City is developing a new Solid Waste Master Plan, to be completed in 2022. The plan will guide how we manage solid waste over the next 30 years. As Ottawa grows and changes, we want to ensure our waste services evolve to meet new needs and challenges. This page will be your hub for updates and opportunities to provide feedback.

Nothing has been decided yet – your input counts!

Managing solid waste is a shared responsibility, and every resident has a part to play. That’s why, over the next two years, we need meaningful conversations with you to help ensure the new Solid Waste Master Plan works for everyone.

The next round of engagement is due to start in early 2021 but, in the meantime, please ask your questions through the tab below and you can also sign-up to receive information about consultation opportunities and updates about the plan (at the top of the page).

The City is developing a new Solid Waste Master Plan, to be completed in 2022. The plan will guide how we manage solid waste over the next 30 years. As Ottawa grows and changes, we want to ensure our waste services evolve to meet new needs and challenges. This page will be your hub for updates and opportunities to provide feedback.

Nothing has been decided yet – your input counts!

Managing solid waste is a shared responsibility, and every resident has a part to play. That’s why, over the next two years, we need meaningful conversations with you to help ensure the new Solid Waste Master Plan works for everyone.

The next round of engagement is due to start in early 2021 but, in the meantime, please ask your questions through the tab below and you can also sign-up to receive information about consultation opportunities and updates about the plan (at the top of the page).

  • The Circular Economy and Extended Producer Responsibility

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    30 Apr 2020
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    The circular economy and extended producer responsibility (EPR) will be discussed with residents and stakeholders as the City develops its new Solid Waste Master Plan. The information in this document provides an overview of the circular economy and EPR, and how they are applied globally and in Canada. These two topics will play a major role in waste management in Ottawa. Residents and key stakeholders will be able to provide feedback on how the circular economy and EPR should be included in the City’s new Solid Waste Master Plan.

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  • New and emerging technologies in waste management

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    30 Apr 2020
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    A range of new and emerging technologies potentially applicable to the City of Ottawa’s future solid waste management will be explored throughout development of the Solid Waste Master Plan. In order to have conversations about the various technologies, and their advantages and disadvantages, it is important to acquire an understanding of the range and type of available and upcoming new technologies and their potential role in managing waste.

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  • Key Challenges for Multi-Residential Waste Management

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    30 Apr 2020
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    As the City begins developing its new Solid Waste Master Plan, it is important to provide an understanding of the current waste management system in order to identify opportunities to strengthen the services and programs provided to customers. The information in this document offers insight into the challenges faced in managing and diverting waste at multi-residential properties. It is important to have an awareness of these challenges in order to recommend how the City best moves forward in addressing challenges and supporting the vision and guiding principles of the Waste Plan.

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  • Plastics and their Management

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    30 Apr 2020
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    Plastics, including single-use plastics (SUPs), and their management is a topic that will be discussed throughout development of the Waste Plan. Conversations will explore why the management of plastics is a global issue and what the City can do to compliment or expand on actions taken by other jurisdictions.

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  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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    30 Apr 2020
    The information in this document offers insight into Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions associated with the waste management industry, including various technologies and innovations developed to reduce the impact of waste management on the environment. It is important to have an awareness of how the waste management sector influences GHG and climate change in order to recommend how the City best moves forward the vision and guiding principles of the Solid Waste Master Plan.
  • Waste Processing and End Market Challenges

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    30 Apr 2020
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    The information in this document offers insight into the challenges faced in processing and preparing divertible material to be recycled and finding end markets for the final products. It is important to have an awareness of these challenges in order to participate in discussions that will come up during Solid Waste Master Plan development that consider the life cycle of waste.

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  • Bioplastics and their management

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    30 Apr 2020
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    If bioplastics are to become an effective alternative to petroleum-based plastic packaging, waste management systems need to be able to incorporate these products. Municipalities have a role to play in ensuring waste management systems are effective at controlling the flow of these materials. As the Solid Waste Master Plan is developed discussions will take place that explore what is being done at the federal and provincial levels and what municipalities can do to compliment or add to these actions.

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