Garbage & Recycling Statistics

Garbage & Recycling Statistics

There is concern that Canada’s landfills are reaching capacity and it is becoming increasingly difficult to find sites for new ones. Landfills also produce approximately 25% of Canada’s methane emissions (methane is a powerful greenhouse gas).Recycling can help reduce the amount of waste entering landfills and help conserve natural resources.

Over 34 million tonnes of waste was handled in Canada handled during 2008 according to figures released by Statistics Canada - that translates to about 1031 kg of waste per Canadian.

The quantity of waste sent to public and private waste disposal facilities was 25.9 million tonnes, practically unchanged since 2006.

The remaining 8.5 million tonnes was sent for recycling or composting, up 9.7% from 2006. About one-third of waste for disposal came from residential sources, while the other two-thirds came from non-residential sources.

The amount of residential waste disposal fell by 4.0% from 2006 to 8.5 million tonnes in 2008. Meanwhile, the amount of non-residential waste rose by 1.8% to 17.3 million tonnes. Nationally, the quantity of materials diverted from disposal for recycling or composting increased by about 10% from 2006 to 2008. Electronic waste recycling recorded the biggest increase (+115%). This was followed by plastic materials, which rose by 40%.

Local governments spent about $2.6 billion on waste management in 2008, up from $2.1 billion two years earlier. Provincially, municipalities that spent more money per capita on waste management reported diverting greater amounts of waste per person.

Reducing the amount of municipal solid waste we produce is by far the most effective way to reduce the flow of garbage into landfill.  To be really effective, we have to incorporate the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle – into our daily routine.  This means reducing and reusing materials and packaging wherever possible.

Welcome to the District’s New CAO

POSTED: July 19, 2019

Please see the letter from the Mayor welcoming Tammy McKeown as the District's new Chief Administrative Officer

4 Tips for Coping with Wildfires and Smokey Skies

POSTED: July 9, 2019

For more information, please click on the link from Northern Health's Public Service Announcement regarding Disaster Stress.

Building a Healthier Stewart:  Survey

POSTED: June 14, 2019

The District would like to hear from community members about what makes Stewart healthy.
Please take a moment to answer 3 simple questions on the attached link.

90 Day Wellness Challenge:  Walk With Your Doc Event

POSTED: July 24, 2019

For more information regarding this upcoming event, please see the attached poster.

Dedication of “Family Quiet Room” at the Stewart Health Centre

POSTED: July 18, 2019

Discover BC’s Stewart-Cassiar Region

POSTED: February 21, 2018

Take a look at this Auto Tour video produced in conjunction with Destination BC, Kermode Tourism, and the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine-displaying spectacular views of scenery near Hazelton, New Hazelton, the Nass Valley and Stewart, with Dr. Joseph Gosnell narrating:  www.stewartcassiarhighway.com 

Salmon Glacier Auto Tour Brochure

POSTED: February 21, 2018

Here is an excellent resource to accompany you on your travel to visit the spectacular Salmon Glacier - Auto Tour Brochure

BC Hydro Installation of Bird Guarding at Stewart Substation

POSTED: January 8, 2018

Please see the attached information regarding BC Hydro's recent installation of Bird Guarding at the Stewart Substation