The city has responded to a report released in September by Waste Watch Ottawa, saying that while the numbers are correct, it disagrees with the conclusion that the city should do more to improve waste diversion in the short term.
"In general, they have basically said that the numbers we used are right, and are the authoritative numbers," said Duncan Bury, from Waste Watch Ottawa. "Our view is that the city's report confirms our analysis about how mediocre the City of Ottawa's programs are.
"Waste Watch Ottawa found that Ottawa was lagging behind other municipalities when it comes to diversion rates. It also called on the City of Ottawa to do more in the short term to increase participation in the blue box and green bin programs.http://www.metronews.ca/news/ottawa/2017/10/12/no-change-in-policy-as-a-result-of-waste-watch-ottawa-report.html