Focus on Diversion and Recycling
Today, our region diverts less than 30% of waste away from disposal by reducing, re-using and recycling. We believe the West Carleton Environmental Centre will help to significantly increase the percentage of materials that are diverted for reuse and recycling.
Waste Management is proposing a new, integrated multi-purpose waste management facility to serve the City of Ottawa and the surrounding communities.
Waste diversion is the primary focus of the West Carleton Environmental Centre. This facility represents an entirely new approach to managing waste in our region. The proposed design is focused on dividing materials into distinct streams that will allow us to maximize re-use, recovery and recycling opportunities. This represents a significant step forward in how we can reduce our dependence on disposal and make our region a leader in Ontario in responsible waste management.
The proposed facility will be aligned with the City of Ottawa’s long-term waste management goals and the province’s environmental values and policy statements relating to zero waste, climate change and green energy creation.
To pursue this vision, this facility will include a number of industrial, commercial and residential waste diversion operations that will maximize the value of the resources we receive. These include: