Recycling Council of Ontario
We are a not-for-profit membership-based organization involved in policy, education, and project work around the issues of consumption, waste generation, reduction and diversion, and recycling.
RCO believes that society must minimize its impact on the environment by eliminating waste. To that end, our mission is to inform and educate all members of society about the generation of waste, the avoidance of waste, the more efficient use of resources and the benefits and/or consequences of these activities.
Knowledge Sessions: series showcase on IC&I waste reduction
Join RCO for the second of our Knowledge Sessions series showcase on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. Smart Procurement: Reducing Waste Through Buying Power will facilitate discussions that explore living examples of smart procurement practices that drive waste and costs down. More
Confusion over eco-fees shows need for new waste policy in Ontario
On July 1, 2010 Ontario consumers reacted negatively to the introduction and application of recycling costs on hazardous household products. Fees were based on costs obligated by the Government of Ontario onto producers and sellers of these products, which were then transferred by producers onto consumers at point-of-sale. More
Where to recycle compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)
Burned out compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) are no longer accepted by Home Depot. To have your CFLs recycled responsibly, take spent lights to your municipal waste depot or hazardous waste drop-off event. Check with your local municipality for availability. Retailers that may accept burned out CFLs include RONA, Canadian Tire and Ikea. Please call ahead to your local store to ensure availability. Businesses looking to properly dispose of compact fluorescent lights and tubes are encouraged to visit www.takebackthelight.ca.