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.

UBCM-2016

POSTED: October 13, 2016 | Mayors Blog

The 2016 Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention is focused on the theme “Stronger Together”. Standing together, from far and wide, each region still stands together. Each region has something unique to contribute to the growth and prosperity of BC and is integral to the success of this province.

BC Cancer Agency’s new digital mammography vehicle begins summer tour for women in Northern BC

POSTED: June 1, 2016 | Mayors Blog

Stewart - the Best Town for Nature Lovers

POSTED: July 7, 2014 | Kids Blog

If you enjoy fresh air, hiking and wild life photography, see why this Bear Valley School student thinks you'll love Stewart!  => read essay

STEWART HAS THE BEST SOIL FOR GARDENING

POSTED: March 3, 2014 | Kids Blog

Read this essay from Lane Hyslop to understand why the soil in Stewart is great for gardeners!

Provincial State of Emergency Declared

POSTED: August 15, 2018

Please see the News Release from the Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General-Emergency Management BC regarding the Province's response to the ongoing wildfire situation.

Notice of Road Closure

POSTED: August 10, 2018

Please see the attached Public Notice Bulletin regarding the closure of the section of road between 1st Avenue and the south entrance to the Dike Road.

2018 General Election & Assent Voting Information Page

POSTED: August 8, 2018

Public Notices and Information will be posted on this site regarding the upcoming 2018 General Election and Assent Voting

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