Ottawa households sending more trash to dump than recycling programs

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Sun, April 30, 2020

Residents with curbside garbage collection have been diverting just under half of their household trash to recycling boxes and green bins as the city moves closer to developing a new solid-waste master plan that could force people to be more environmentally conscious.

The city released the 2019 waste data Thursday as it completes the first of three phases to develop the new plan, which will ultimately aim to protect the municipal landfill from reaching capacity and encourage more people to recycle. The Trail Road dump is currently projected to reach capacity in 2041.

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