Report Suggests Only Half of City’s Residents Are Using Green Bin and 25% Of Residents Don’t Recycle Waste Watch Ottawa (WWO) released a report –Improving the City of Ottawa’s Waste Diversion Performance: Recommendations for Action – on Friday that indicated Ottawa is actually lagging behind other Ontario municipalities when it comes to diverting residential waste from landfills. As per the CBC, WWO analyzed waste diversion data from the province, as well as a 2014-2015 … Read more »

The good news: The amount of curb side garbage being diverted from Ottawa landfills was more than 50 per cent for the first time in 2013. Green bin collection increased 23.6 per cent to 83,000 tonnes in 2013. You read that right. Right on! The bad news: Not all of the city’s green bin waste is being processed at Orgaworld, the chair of the environment committee announced Tuesday. Only 69,000 tonnes … Read more »

February 20, 2014
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