Table 3.2
Diversion of waste, by source, Canada, provinces and territories, 2002 and 2008

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


Table summary
This table displays the results of diversion of waste residential sources , non-residential sources , total diversion 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 diversion
2002 2008 2002 2008 2002 2008
  tonnes
Canada 2,789,669 4,360,505 3,851,879 4,112,752 6,641,546 8,473,257
Newfoundland and Labrador 25,993 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act 4,393 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act 30,386 Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
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 122,707 149,961 69,299 139,989 192,006 289,950
New Brunswick 57,192 62,076 73,536 205,391 130,728 267,467
Quebec  Note 3 595,000 1,046,000 1,148,376 1,417,600 1,743,376 2,463,600
Ontario 1,029,042 1,878,899 1,236,927 932,001 2,265,968 2,810,900
Manitoba 79,923 74,168 135,892 96,209 215,815 170,377
Saskatchewan 39,345 78,381 76,951 71,238 116,296 149,619
Alberta 320,536 391,709 369,981 336,827 690,517 728,536
British Columbia 496,751 614,204 721,724 890,908 1,218,475 1,505,112
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 recyclable materials include solid materials produced by residences that are picked up by the municipality using its own staff or through contracting firms or that are self-hauled to depots, transfer stations and disposal facilities.
2.
Non-residential sources include solid non-hazardous recyclable material from the Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional (IC and I) sector as well as the Construction, Renovation and Demolition sector (CRD). Materials are those generated by all IC and I and CRD sources in a municipality, and are excluded from the residential waste stream.
3.
Waste diversion data are derived from a survey administered by RECYC-QUÉBEC.
Note(s):
This information covers only those companies and local waste management organizations that reported non-hazardous recyclable material preparation activities and refers only to that material entering the waste stream and does not cover any waste that may be managed on-site by a company or household. Additionally, these data do not include those materials transported by the generator directly to secondary processors, such as, pulp and paper mills while bypassing entirely any firm or local government involved in waste management activities.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, CANSIM tables 153-0042 and 153-0043 (accessed July 18, 2011).
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