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Waste management industry: Business and government sectors, 2012

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Released: 2015-07-15

Businesses in the waste management industry had total operating revenues of $6.4 billion in 2012, up from $6.0 billion in 2010. Ontario waste management businesses accounted for $2.6 billion, while Quebec businesses had $1.3 billion in operating revenues.

Local governments spent $3.2 billion on waste management. Expenditures in the operation of organics processing facilities increased 14.1% from 2010 to $85.1 million.

Just over 33,000 people were employed full time in the waste management industry in both the government and business sectors in 2012.

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This release of financial and employment characteristics of the waste management industry is based on the results of the biennial Waste Management Industry Survey: Business and Government Sectors 2012.

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