2012-2016 Solid Waste Management Strategy

Building upon the success of its Blue Box and GreenCart programs, Halton Region is exploring ways to further increase residential waste diversion to 65%, and extend the life of the landfill an additional 4 years.

In consultation with the Joint Municipal Regional Waste Management Committee - a citizen’s advisory committee - Halton Region has developed the 2012-2016 Solid Waste Management Strategy.

The following are the initiatives of the Strategy:

  1. Enhance Promotion, Education and Outreach
  2. Enhance Textile Communications
  3. Enhance Multi-Residential Waste Diversion
  4. Expand Special Waste Drop-off Day Events
  5. Expand Blue Box Materials & Enhance Blue Box Capacity
  6. Decrease Garbage Bag Limit & Introduce Bag Tags

How the 2012 – 2016 Strategy Was Developed

In May 2011 Regional Council adopted the Draft Waste Management Strategy (Council Report PW 19 11) and initiated public consultation. This included 4 public open houses, an online survey completed by 300 residents, and a telephone survey with 800 participants. The feedback was incorporated into the strategy.

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