Solid Waste Master Plan

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The City is developing a new Solid Waste Master Plan, to be completed in 2023. 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 City is developing a new Solid Waste Master Plan, to be completed in 2023. 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.

  • Plastics and their Management

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    by Cathryne Lillian Milburn (City of Ottawa),
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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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    by Cathryne Lillian Milburn (City of Ottawa),
    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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    by Cathryne Lillian Milburn (City of Ottawa),
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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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    by Cathryne Lillian Milburn (City of Ottawa),
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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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Page last updated: 15 September 2021, 09:32