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Waste Bylaws

Find out how more and more Canadian municipalities are sustainably managing their waste in our ever-growing Municipal Sustainable Bylaw Collection.

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    Implementation Plan to Restrict the Sale of Bottled Water (2010)

    The Implementation Plan to Restrict the Sale of Bottled Water restricts the sale and distribution of bottled water in city facilities.
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    Toward Zero Waste Strategy Report (2009)

    The Toward Zero Waste Strategy articulates the City of Burlington’s waste management and prevention measures, and will help the city meet its commitment to be a clean, green and environmentally healthy city and reduce its ecological footprint. 
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    Subvention pour la promotion du compostage domestique (2009)

    (Available in original language)
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    Plastic Retail Shopping Bags Bylaw (2009)

    With Bylaw 356-2006 the City of Toronto adopted a new Municipal Code Chapter requiring retailers to charge a minimum of five cents for each plastic retail shopping bag requested by customers or, if plastic shopping bags are not offered, to provide a free alternative such as paper bags or cardboard boxes. Signage about the bylaw requirements must be prominently posted at store checkouts; the plastic bag charge must be recorded on the store receipt; and retailers must accept any reusable containers provided by customers for their purchases.
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    Solid Waste Management Regulation Bylaw (2007)

    The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) Solid Waste Management Regulation Bylaw 1531 regulates solid waste management facilities. The RDN relies on regulatory measures such as disposal bans to help achieve its waste diversion targets. The bylaw prohibits disposal of designated recyclable materials — including drywall, corrugated cardboard, recyclable paper, metal, tires, commercial organic waste, garden waste, clean wood waste and electronic waste — at RDN disposal facilities. 
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    Garbage and Recyclable Materials Collection and Regulation Bylaw (2008)

    The Garbage and Recyclable Materials Collection and Regulation Bylaw No. 1070 establishes a system to collect, remove and dispose of garbage, ashes, refuse and other discarded matter within Tofino.
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    Solid Waste-Material Management Bylaw (2008)

    The Town of Annapolis Royal Solid Waste-Material Management Bylaw provides information on waste prohibition, separation and collection, and details fines and penalties — all key components of the town’s Zero Waste Program. Annapolis Royal has achieved a 73 per cent waste diversion rate.
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    Bylaw for the Establishment of Multi-use Plastic Shopping Bags (2009)

    The Bylaw for the Establishment of Multi Use Plastic Shopping Bags prohibits retailers from giving away or selling plastic shopping bags intended for a single use. Violators are subject to a penalty of up to $1,000.
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    Règlement 067 et ses amendements (2007)

    (Available in original language)
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    Waste Stream Management Licensing Bylaw No. 1386, (2004)

    The Solid Waste Management Plan defines a regulatory management system for all privately operated municipal solid waste and recyclable material operations to ensure proper management of private facilities.
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    Solid Waste Resource Collection and Disposal Bylaw, No. S – 600 (2003)

    The Solid Waste Resource Collection and Disposal Bylaw, No. S – 600 regulates the disposal and collection of solid waste in the Halifax area. Violators are subject to a penalty of up to $5,000.