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Reducing waste at work is not only the environmental thing to do - it also makes good economic sense. Often implementing a waste reduction strategy can reduce the amount of materials that companies pay to send to disposal, thereby reducing garbage disposal costs.

Implementing a waste diversion program is mandatory for businesses that fall under the criteria of Regulation 102/94. Although this regulation is specific to larger sized businesses, the standards that it requires can and should be followed by smaller businesses as well. Regardless of size, introducing a comprehensive waste diversion program can assist businesses in reducing their wastes and costs.

How can businesses start?

  • Have a third party waste audit of your facility completed
  • Develop a waste diversion plan using the waste audit data
  • Find a waste reduction/recycling service provider that will support the implementation of your waste reduction plan

Please see the sidebar for some helpful resources and tools to get you started. A listing of recycling service providers and waste auditors can be found in our e-Directory under 'Service Providers'.

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