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  1. Symbols
  2. Acknowledgements
  3. Note of appreciation
  4. Standards of service to the public
  5. Copyright


The following standard symbols are used in Statistics Canada publications:

not available for any reference period
not available for a specific reference period
not applicable
true zero or a value rounded to zero
value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded
suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
use with caution
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The contributions of the respondents, industry groups and provincial environmental departments were critical to the successful completion of the surveys and are gratefully acknowledged.

This report was prepared by the Environment Accounts and Statistics Division under the direction of Robert Smith, Director and John Marshall, Chief, Environmental Protection Accounts and Surveys. Data collection for the surveys was conducted by the Operations and Integration Division (Mel Jones, Director) and the Environment Accounts and Statistics Division. Data from Public Sector Statistics Division (Catherine Boies, Director) were also used in the preparation of this report.

The 2008 Waste Management Industry Survey was managed by Geneviève Clavet. Major contributions to the project were made at various times by:

Amanda Elliott
Carlos De Leon
Peter Van Wesenbeeck
Ela Sawicz
Laurie Jong
Marc Lavergne
Monique Deschambault
Noelle LeConte-Good
The SMART Publishing sub-section team

Note of appreciation

Canada owes the success of its statistical system to a long-standing partnership between Statistics Canada, the citizens of Canada, its businesses, governments and other institutions. Accurate and timely statistical information could not be produced without their continued cooperation and goodwill.

Standards of service to the public

Statistics Canada is committed to serving its clients in a prompt, reliable and courteous manner. To this end, Statistics Canada has developed standards of service that its employees observe.


Published by authority of the Minister responsible for Statistics Canada

© Minister of Industry, 2010

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December 2010

Catalogue no. 16F0023X

ISSN 1701-5677

Frequency: Biennial


Environment Accounts and Statistics Division
Environmental Protection Accounts and Surveys

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