News & Updates
In 2013, the City of Toronto began developing a Long Term Waste Plan to deal with our waste in the next 30-50 years. TEA spoke with Councillors and urged them to modify the staff recommendations to include more focus on reducing our waste, not just disposing of it.
Toronto City Council voted to develop a Long Term Waste Management Strategy in July 2013.
Monday’s extreme weather was a record-breaker for Toronto and a stark reminder of what climate change will bring to Toronto on a regular basis.
Climate change, more green bins and more bags
The City of Toronto set a target of diverting (reducing, reusing, recycling or composting) 70% of our waste from disposal by 2010. That target was missed and today, in 2014, we're stuck at just over 50% waste diversion.
The future of Toronto's waste
Toolkit to DeTOx Toronto!
TEA turns 25! Another victory at City Hall
TEA convinces Committee to take waste diversion seriously
Tell us your waste diversion stories
Walk down any street in Ontario on garbage day and you will see many garbage bins and bags and often overflowing recycling bins. Per person, Canada has some of the highest waste levels in the world.
Preparing for a hotter city - new infrastructure and transit