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					     Solid Waste
Talking about reducing
       garbage
       Part I
What happens to solid
 waste in Sudbury?
How much waste do we produce, and where does it go?


• Total tonnes of waste in 2009: 148,407


• Total tonnes landfilled in 2009: 107, 056 (72%)
      - going to 3 landfills: Sudbury, Valley East, Rayside-Balfour



• Total tonnes diverted in 2009: 41,351 (28%)
Waste Diversion in Greater Sudbury
Recycling
     - residential: glass containers; metal
     containers; empty paint and aerosol cans;
     aluminum, plastics #1,2,4,5; polystyrene foam
     #6; plastic bags; tetrapacks; paper; cardboard


     - Multi-residential and commercial: by special
     agreement


     - special events recycling
Waste Diversion in Greater Sudbury
Composting
     - green bin program


     - yard and waste clippings


     - backyard composter available ($38)


     - encouragement to grass cycle and compost
Waste Diversion in Greater Sudbury
Landfill diversion area
      - scrap metal and ‘white goods’ (stoves,
      fridges, etc)
      - re-usable cloth items
      - electronic waste
      - wood waste
      - sod
      - concrete and brick
      - tires
Waste Diversion in Greater Sudbury
Other city programs
      - household hazardous waste
      - clean-up programs
      - pilot projects
      - bulky item collection
      - re-use store
Non-city waste diversion
      - Bargain Hunter/on-line sales; garage sales;
      Value Village; re-store; Canadian Diabetes
      Association, Community Living; Computers for
      schools; etc.
       What progress has been made?


        single stream blue box collection
2006    recycling of polystyrene foam, cardboard
        cans, plastic bags
2007    generate electricity with landfill gases
         waste collection and waste diversion
        programs for multi-unit residential (small
2009    fee)
        green cart organic collection for low
        density residential

2010 pilot project for organics colelction in high
     density residential
                                                                               • Tonnes diverted and
                                                                               percentage of waste
                 Percentage of waste diverted

     30
                                                                               diverted is increasing
                                                                               • More types of waste can
     25

     20

     15                                                                        be diverted
     10

         5                                                                     • tonnes of waste landfilled
         0
             1   2
                     Year (2000 – 2009)
                      3    4  5   6  7     8    9       10                     has decreased from 2007 to
                                                                               2009, but is still 35% above
120000
                                                                               2004 levels
100000

 80000
                                                             Tonnes            • Provincially, CGS is
                                                             landfilled        below the median for
 60000
                                                             Tonnes diverted   amount of waste collected
 40000                                                                         per household; above the
                                                                               median for the amount of
 20000                                                                         residential waste that is
                                                                               landfilled; below the
     0
                                                                               median in diversion rate
             1       Year (2000 – 2009)
                       3       5      7             9
What’s next?


• ICI Waste Diversion strategy


• Construction and demolition recycling site


• Total tonnes diverted in 2009: 41,351 (28%)
                         zero waste recovery park
 zero waste commitment

                                             waste audits


                   What else can be
tracking participation
                        done?    ecostations


          bag tags                     demonstration sites




                     Your ideas...
        Part II
 What can you do at
  your own school,
university, or college?
Reduce, reuse, recycle.....
        and buy used/recycled


• Waste prevention: e.g. waste reduction strategy,
purchasing policies, non-disposable supplies


• Waste diversion
   • Reuse: e.g. office supply exchange; swap shop; ‘free market’; donation of
   furniture, equipment, extra food; ‘2nd life’; ‘terracycle’
   • Recycle: e.g. expand list of recyclables collected; closed cycle recycling,
   convenient and accessible
   • Compost: e.g. compost/mulch landscape waste; compose collection throughout
   campus/residences; on-site composting



• Purchasing used/recycled content
But where to start, how to choose, and what next?


• What waste is being produced – a waste audit


• What materials to target – impact and feasibility


• The practical details – e.g. who does what;
collection/storage/transportation of materials


• Setting goals and tracking progress
Project examples from other campuses...


Food
• ‘lug-a-mug’
• retrofitting water fountains to fill water bottles
• incentives and wash stations for those using their own
dishes at cafeterias
• using real dishes and dispensers (versus small
packages); compostable dishes in the interim
• composting kitchen waste
• collecting kitchen oil/grease for biodiesel
• litterless lunches
Project examples from other campuses...


Paper


• Duplex copying/printing
• Make memo pads with scrap paper
• replace paper copies with electronic copies
Project examples from other campuses...


E-waste
• E-swaps
• Donate electronics


Special Events
• Zero waste events
• ‘Move out madness’
Your experiences and
       ideas?
       Part III
The EarthCare Sudbury
  Local Action Plan
Goal: no future need for additional
 landfill space in Greater Sudbury

 Our landfills have a remaining life of 20-25 years.
• Objective: reduce the amount of
solid waste produced annually by the
community

• Objective: divert 65% of residential
waste produced in Greater Sudbury

• Objective: Increase recycling and
reuse in the Industrial, Commercial and
Institutional (ICI) sector.

• Objective: Educate residents about
sustainable solid waste practices.
   - Objective: reduce the amount of solid waste
   produced annually by the community

   EarthCare partners: Advocate for packaging
   regulations that target waste reductions at the
   source; Implement waste reduction programs at
   their facilities; Promote alternatives to plastic
   shopping bags; Promote the use of reusable food
   and beverage containers; Discourage consumption
   of bottled water; Raise awareness about garbage –
   its origins and impacts; Raise awareness about the
   alternatives to hazardous products



What else can the City, community groups, businesses,
and institutions do?
     -Objective: divert 65% of residential waste
     produced in Greater Sudbury

     The City of Greater Sudbury: Inform residents
     about how to divert waste properly; Offer City-
     wide collection of household organic materials
     at curbside; Assess the need for larger
     residential blue boxes; Provide increased
     recycling options along city streets and in public
     spaces




What else can the City, community groups, businesses,
and institutions do?
  -Objective: Increase recycling and reuse in the Industrial,
  Commercial and Institutional (ICI) sector.

  The City of Greater Sudbury: Develop and implement a Waste
  Diversion Strategy for the ICI sector; Prepare a plan for the reuse
  and recycling of construction and demolition waste
  EarthCare Sudbury Partners: Initiate and maintain recycling
  programs and other programs to divert waste from landfills; Form
  eco-industrial partnerships; Capitalize on solid waste reuse
  opportunities




What else can the City, community groups, businesses,
and institutions do?
  -Objective: Educate residents about sustainable solid
  waste practices.

  The City of Greater Sudbury: Disseminate information
  about proper waste disposal practices; Promote reducing
  and reusing; Recommend alternatives to hazardous
  products




What else can the City, community groups, businesses,
and institutions do?
  -What can you do?

  Curb purchasing of disposable items; Purchase
  items with little or no packaging; Avoid using plastic
  bags; Drink tap water, not bottled water; Properly
  dispose of hazardous waste; compost; When
  renovating, practice the 3-R’s; Sell or give away
  unwanted usable items; recycle as much as possible




What else can individuals do?
Thank-you!

				
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