Increase Waste Diversion
Area of Focus: Thriving
Outcome: Increased waste diversion rate
Measurement: Percent of waste diverted
Target: 52% waste diversion rate by 2019
Percent of Waste Diverted
Source: Waste Management Division, Public Works, Region of Peel
The environmental and economic challenges our community is facing today, including climate change, requires new models and systems for how we treat our resources. Increasing resource recovery and waste reduction are key tactics in reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHGs); therefore, continuing to improve our waste diversion rate will contribute to environmental protection and enhancing community sustainability in the short and long term.
- Implemented a bi-weekly cart-based collection program, improving our waste diversion rate by 5% compared to 2015.
- Began a cart-based waste collection conversion strategy for townhomes in Peel.
- Launched an organics collection pilot program with 20 apartment buildings and condominiums.