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.
Waste Reduction Legislation to Change
Proposed legislation is intended to enable a shift to a circular economy that would increase resource recovery and waste reduction in Ontario. More
RCO and Walmart Canada partnering on waste reduction
Walmart Canada and RCO are partnering to develop new innovative waste reduction initiatives that will divert and find new markets for recovered materials as part of a multi-year agreement to reduce in-store and customer waste. More
Where to recycle compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)
To have residential CFLs recycled responsibly, take spent lights to your municipal waste depot or hazardous waste drop-off event. Retailers that may accept burned out CFLs include RONA, Canadian Tire and Ikea. Businesses can contact Take Back The Light. More