Ontario considers food waste ban from MSW by 2022

By Cody Boteler, Waste Dive.

Dive Brief:

  • Ontario policymakers want to outlaw food waste from curbside trash collection by 2022, according to the CBC
  • About 33% of Ontario's total waste in 2014 was made up of food and organics, according to a recent discussion paper released by the province. In 2016, 37 municipalities in Ontario offered curbside organics collection, according to that same paper.
  • Ontario already has a 15-point plan for becoming a waste-free province, which includes reducing the amount of food and organic waste going to landfills.