City of Ottawa graphic of various types of waste for the waste diversion program

Consultations

Property owners, managers, site staff, and superintendents: We are seeking feedback from you through the completion of a brief survey by February 25th. Please e-mail wasteplan@ottawa.ca and a survey will be sent to you for completion.

Residents living at multi-residential properties: If you are interested in discussing multi-residential waste management, join us on Wednesday, March 2nd from 7:00 – 9:00 PM for a dialogue session where we will seek feedback on:

Space is limited. Please register here for the Zoom dialogue session.

Don’t live at a multi-residential property but want to provide feedback? We will be seeking feedback from residents on multi-residential waste program options through the Solid Waste Master Plan’s Engagement Series 2, set to start in March.

Multi-Residential Waste Diversion Strategy

The City of Ottawa is developing a Multi-Residential Waste Diversion Strategy as a component projects of the broader Solid Waste Master Plan. The Strategy will provide recommendations on how to increase waste diversion in the multi-residential sector by reviewing, enhancing, and developing pilots, policies and initiatives designed to increase participation and engagement in programs offered by the City.

The City provides waste collection services to approximately 2,150 multi-residential properties. Waste audit studies show that 74% of all waste disposed of at multi-residential properties is thrown in the garbage, and 58% could be diverted through recycling and green bin programs.

Aiming to increase waste diversion supports both provincial direction and City initiatives:

The project is recommending five pillars to support increasing waste diversion at multi-residential properties. Each pillar will include project recommendations to support the pillars:

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