Canada at a Glance, Environment edition
Waste

Chart 16 Residential waste disposal to landfill/incinerator and diversion

Data table for Chart 16
Table summary
This table displays the results of Data table for Chart 16. The information is grouped by Year (appearing as row headers), Disposal to landfill/incinerator and Diversion, calculated using thousands of tonnes units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Year Disposal to landfill/incinerator Diversion
thousands of tonnes
2002 8,446.8 2,789.7
2004 8,961.6 3,363.8
2006 9,748.2 3,722.8
2008 9,360.4 4,301.0
2010 9,448.2 4,515.7
2012 9,684.6 4,670.6
2014 9,966.8 4,802.0
Table 14
Residential and non-residential materials diverted, by type of material
Table summary
This table displays the results of Residential and non-residential materials diverted. The information is grouped by (appearing as row headers), 2006, 2014 and 2006 to 2014, calculated using tonnes and % change units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  2006 2014 2006 to 2014
tonnes % change
All materials diverted 7 626 683 9 057 177 18.8
All paper fibres 3 421 209 3 574 929 4.5
Glass 378 003 409 312 8.3
Ferrous metals 278 036 524 898 88.8
Copper and aluminum 51 225 87 117 70.1
Mixed metals 148 231 96 718 -34.8
White goods 299 397 348 528 16.4
Electronics 11 357 83 377 634.1
Plastics 232 339 356 070 53.3
Tires 138 646 179 357 29.4
Construction, renovation and demolition waste 715 364 592 597 -17.2
Organics 1 906 114 2 686 532 40.9
Other materials 46 763 117 742 151.8

Chart 17 Diverted residential waste per person, by region, 2014

Data table for Chart 17
Data table for Chart 17
Table summary
This table displays the results of Data table for Chart 17 Kilograms per person (appearing as column headers).
Kilograms per person
Territories 118.1
B.C. 153.1
Alta. 94.3
Sask. 67.6
Man. 91.8
Ont. 149.9
Que. 145.6
N.B. 77.3
N.S. 148.8
P.E.I. 215.8
N.L. 36.5
Canada 135.1

Chart 18 Disposal of unwanted cell phones, by disposal method

Data table for Chart 18
Data table for Chart 18
Table summary
This table displays the results of Data table for Chart 18. The information is grouped by (appearing as row headers), 2011 and 2013, calculated using % of households that had an unwanted cell phone
units of measure (appearing as column headers).
2011 2013
% of households that had an unwanted cell phone
Garbage 5 5
Depot 25 24
Returned to retailer/provider 19 18
Donated or gave away 8 9
Repaired/sold Note F: too unreliable to be published 2
Other 2 1
Still had at time of interview 44 44
Table 15
Business sector waste management industry, by region, 2014
Table summary
This table displays the results of Business sector waste management industry. The information is grouped by (appearing as row headers), Employees, Operating revenue and Operating expenses, calculated using number and millions of dollars units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  Employees Operating revenueTable 15 Note 1 Operating expendituresTable 15 Note 2
number millions of dollars
Canada 29,543 7,090.3 5,885.3
Newfoundland and Labrador 249 42.0 36.9
Prince Edward Island 122 20.9 6.5
Nova Scotia 947 153.0 140.4
New Brunswick 615 112.4 78.2
Quebec 6,188 1,417.7 1,097.9
Ontario 11,512 2,833.8 2,596.6
Manitoba 649 198.5 147.6
Saskatchewan 1,342 173.4 128.3
Alberta 3,476 1,113.2 825.4
British Columbia 4,345 1,010.5 813.9
Territories 98 15.0 13.5

Chart 19 Local government waste management, financial characteristics

Data table for Chart 19
Data table for Chart 19
Table summary
This table displays the results of Data table for Chart 19 Current expenditures, Operating revenue and Employees, calculated using millions of dollars and number units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Current expenditures Operating revenue Employees
millions of dollars number
2006 2,066.9 1,036.9 7,146
2008 2,615.6 1,786.8 7,502
2010 2,916.9 2,387.5 7,816
2012 3,201.5 2,642.8 7,840
2014 3,305.6 2,688.2 8,177
 
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