On Wednesday, July 7, City Council approved a vision, guiding principles and goals for its plan to manage Ottawa’s solid waste over the next 30 years.
The second phase of the Solid Waste Master Plan envisions a zero waste Ottawa and outlines actions to achieve that vision, including through collective changes to lifestyles and practices. The plan aims to extend the life of the City’s landfill at the Trail Waste Facility by reducing the waste we generate, increasing how much we reuse and recycle, and reducing our waste-related greenhouse gas emissions by 100 per cent.
Staff will evaluate and narrow a high-level list of options that support the plan’s goals and develop two potential waste management systems. The City will consult on these with residents and stakeholders starting this fall. Council will then consider the draft master plan and five-year implementation plan in the first half of 2022.