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This report presents the results of the 2008 Waste Management Industry Survey: Business Sector and the 2008 Waste Management Industry Survey: Government Sector. These surveys gathered information on the financial characteristics and waste management activities undertaken by companies, local governments and other public waste management bodies.

These services included the collection and transportation of wastes and of materials destined for recycling, the operation of non-hazardous and hazardous waste disposal facilities, the operation of transfer stations and the treatment and disposal of wastes deemed to be hazardous.

The results of these surveys provide a picture of physical characteristics of waste disposal and recycling as well as financial and employment features of businesses and local governments that provide waste management services.

The data have been analyzed and presented at a provincial level wherever it was possible to do so without compromising confidentiality.

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