Table 3.1
Disposal of waste, by source, Canada, provinces and territories, 2002 and 2008

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Disposal of waste, by source, Canada, provinces and territories, 2002 and 2008


Table summary
This table displays the results of disposal of waste residential sources , non-residential sources , total waste disposal and 2002, calculated using 2002, 2008 and tonnes units of measure (appearing as column headers).

  Residential sources  Note 1 Non-residential sources  Note 2 Total waste disposal
2002 2008 2002 2008 2002 2008
  tonnes
Canada 8,446,766 8,536,891 15,634,606 17,334,419 24,081,371 25,871,310
Newfoundland and Labrador 216,218 216,992 160,376 193,598 376,594 410,590
Prince Edward Island Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
Nova Scotia 169,649 148,060 219,546 206,171 389,194 354,231
New Brunswick 203,506 233,703 210,100 245,758 413,606 479,461
Quebec  Note 3 1,875,235 2,052,182 3,971,225 4,105,970 5,846,459 6,158,152
Ontario 3,438,408 3,231,399 6,207,225 6,400,160 9,645,633 9,631,559
Manitoba 412,612 400,297 483,944 565,902 896,556 966,199
Saskatchewan 278,692 289,760 516,432 613,182 795,124 902,943
Alberta 866,398 958,539 2,023,896 3,070,895 2,890,294 4,029,435
British Columbia 929,101 960,472 1,758,781 1,851,097 2,687,882 2,811,568
Yukon, Northwest Territories
and Nunavut
Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
1.
Residential non-hazardous waste disposal includes solid waste produced by residences that is picked up by the municipality using its own staff or through contracting firms or that is self-hauled to depots, transfer stations and disposal facilities.
2.
Non-residential non-hazardous waste disposal includes solid waste produced by the Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional (IC and I) sector and the Construction, Renovation and Demolition (CRD) sector. IC and I waste materials are generated by manufacturing, primary and secondary industries; commercial operations, such as, shopping centres, restaurants, offices, and others; and institutional facilities, such as, schools, hospitals, government facilities, seniors homes, universities, and others. CRD waste generally includes materials, such as, wood, drywall, certain metals, cardboard, doors, windows, wiring, and others, but excludes asphalt, concrete, bricks and clean sand or gravel and materials from clearing previously undeveloped land.
3.
Waste disposal data for 2002 were derived from a survey administered by RECYC-QUÉBEC.
Note(s):
Total amount of non-hazardous waste disposal in public and private waste disposal facilities includes waste that is exported out of the source province or out of the country for disposal. This does not include waste disposal in hazardous waste disposal facilities or waste managed by the waste generator on site.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 153-0041 (accessed July 18, 2011).
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