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26 million tonnes of non-hazardous waste to disposal facilities in Canada in 2018

Stats Canada report finds an increase of about 3% in residential and non-residential waste disposal since 2016

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A Statistics Canada report released this July, Waste management industry: Waste disposal, 2018,  finds that almost 26 million tonnes of non-hazardous waste went to private and public waste disposal facilities in Canada in 2018, an increase of about 3% since 2016. The report also finds that disposal of non-residential waste amounted to almost 14.9 million tonnes, representing 58% of all waste disposed, while waste from Canadian households accounted for the remaining 42% (10.8 million tonnes).

According to Statistics Canada, data in this release are preliminary. Complete data on waste disposal and diversion for 2018, as well as financial data for the same year, will be released at a later date.

For more on this, see the Statistics Canada table, Disposal of waste, by source, comparing residential and non-residential sources of waste for disposal, in Canada and across all provinces, from 2010 to 2018.

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