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Seeing is believing — sustainability champions talk about how their waste management projects have helped make their communities greener.

  • 2016 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards — Waste Program

    2016 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards — Waste Program

    The City of Saint-Hyacinthe completed all research and development for its new biogas facility, without the assistance of external consultants. The project, a first in Quebec, helps resolve the challenge of managing large amounts of waste while generating revenue at the same time. 
  • 2015 Waste Program — Co-winner 1

    2015 Waste Program — Co-winner 1

    The City of Whitehorse, YK, is taking the lead among northern communities with a Solid Waste Action Plan that aims to divert at least half of its solid waste from landfill by 2015 and achieve zero waste by 2040.
  • 2015 Waste - Co-winner 2

    2015 Waste - Co-winner 2

    The Town of Cape St. George, NL, is a leader among small rural municipalities with its comprehensive curbside recycling program and resourceful approach to reuse and composting.
  • 2014 Waste

    2014 Waste

    The City of Surrey has scored a triple win with a composting program that diverts kitchen waste from landfill sites, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and cuts fuel costs for waste collection vehicles.
  • Prioritizing Sustainability in the Prairies

    Prioritizing Sustainability in the Prairies

    Councillor Jenny Gerbasi highlights brownfields, transit and waste management as priorities on Winnipeg's sustainability agenda.
  • Broadband network underpins Toronto’s Waterfront

    Broadband network underpins Toronto’s Waterfront

    Kristina Verner describes the state-of-the-art technology that will help create a smart, inclusive community in Toronto's Waterfront development.
  • Transforming brownfields into vibrant communities

    Transforming brownfields into vibrant communities

    Lisa Prime presents the role and development goals of Waterfront Toronto, which will revitalize former industrial lands along Lake Ontario.
  • 2013 Waste Category ― Co-winner 1

    2013 Waste Category ― Co-winner 1

    The Town of Vegreville has found a way to deliver cost-effective, residential composting services to its small community.
  • 2013 Waste Category ― Co-winner 2

    2013 Waste Category ― Co-winner 2

    Following a 2008 compost study, the City of Yellowknife partnered with the non-profit organization Ecology North to conduct a centralized composting pilot project (CCPP).
  • Webinar: Tackling Waste Diversion Challenges

    Webinar: Tackling Waste Diversion Challenges

    Find out why many municipalities are still struggling with waste diversion and how they are overcoming these challenges (Part 1 of the Leading Trends in Municipality Sustainability webinar series).
  • Webinar: Putting Waste to Work – Landfill Gas Capture in Salmon Arm

    Webinar: Putting Waste to Work – Landfill Gas Capture in Salmon Arm

    Find out how BC's Columbia Shuswap Regional District transformed the capped Salmon Arm landfill into an asset.
  • Drayton Valley's BioMile

    Drayton Valley's BioMile

    Mayor Moe Hamdon explains what inspired the town to develop its integrated bioindustrial park.
  • 2012 Waste

    2012 Waste

    The Columbia Shuswap project involved capping the completed portion of the Salmon Arm landfill, capturing gas and upgrading it to provide natural gas heating for hundreds of homes.
  • 2011 Waste

    2011 Waste

    The Regional District of Nanaimo owns and operates the Regional Landfill and the Church Road Transfer Station, and provides residential garbage collection and recycling service to more than 25,000 households in the region.
  • Webinar: Getting to 50 percent and Beyond

    Webinar: Getting to 50 percent and Beyond

    Learn from a Quebec municipal perspective how to take your waste diversion efforts to the next level.
  • 2010 Waste

    2010 Waste

    With only one full-service waste management depot located in the north end of the regional municipality of York, many residents in the south had to drive long distances to dispose of their waste.
  • Webinar: Getting to 50 percent and Beyond

    Webinar: Getting to 50 percent and Beyond

    Discover how the Regional District of Nanaimo, BC, and the City of Vaughan, ON, got the biggest bang for their municipal waste buck.
  • Webinar: Getting Your Hands Dirty

    Webinar: Getting Your Hands Dirty

    Use this comprehensive introduction to help plan and implement your municipal waste audit.
  • Low to No Waste

    Low to No Waste

    Municipalities across Canada are reconsidering their waste — from a liability that must be collected and disposed of to a resource.
  • 2009 Waste

    2009 Waste

    Since 1998, the youth organization Groupe Solidarité Jeunesse and the City of Victoriaville have organized an annual environmental awareness campaign to raise funds for humanitarian missions.
  • 2008 Waste

    2008 Waste

    In September 2007, after more than a year of planning, six municipalities in the northern part of the Region of York rolled out a new waste collection system.
  • 2008 Wastewater

    2008 Wastewater

    Created in 1995, the Commission pour la mise en valeur du projet de dépollution et de renaturalisation has significantly transformed the Saint Charles river after 10 years of major wastewater treatment and site clean-up efforts.
  • 2007 Waste – Co-winner 2

    2007 Waste – Co-winner 2

    In February 2006, the Town of Ladysmith became the first municipality in British Columbia to begin curbside collection of organic waste.
  • 2007 Waste – Co-winner 1

    2007 Waste – Co-winner 1

    In 2001, Hamilton city council approved a solid waste management master plan (SWMMP) that aimed to divert 65 per cent of waste from landfills by 2008.
  • 2007 Wastewater

    2007 Wastewater

    In late 2006, a green roofs pilot project — the first of its kind in Canada — funded the construction of 16 green roofs on a mix of public and private buildings in the city of Toronto.
  • 2006 Waste

    2006 Waste

    Before 2000, Toronto diverted 28 percent of its residential waste, with limited curbside collection programs. In only five years, the City of Toronto's integrated waste reduction plan has doubled waste diversion rates to 56 percent.
  • 2006 Wastewater

    2006 Wastewater

    Rather than draw 15 million litres of fresh water per day from the North Saskatchewan River for its refinery processes, Petro-Canada and the City of Edmonton developed an innovative partnership to reuse wastewater effluent.
Page Updated: 05/02/2013