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Copy of Ontario's Waste Production and management

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Jasmine Wei

on 24 March 2011

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Toronto's Waste Production and Management WE CONSERVE. 2009 STRIKE Campaigns/projects... Benefits to Toronto -Leaf & Yard bunker at Bermondsey Transfer Station

-Collection Yard Upgrades

-Leachate & gas collection systems ungrades at Green Lane

-Construction of new SSO Facility at Disco Transfer Station

3Rs By achieving 70 % diversion, Solid Waste Management Services will reduce its GHG emissions by 155,000 tonnes Through the Blue Bin program,Toronto residents recycled 139,757 tonnes of recyclables 44% of Toronto’s residential waste was diverted from landfill
-single-family homes 60%
-multi-residential buildings16%. The Green Bin program diverted approximately 85,000 tonnes of organic waste from landfill Result 2009 NO!
7 Transfer Stations
5 recycling centres
3 recycling depots
1 Material Recovery Facility (MRF)
1 Green Bin Processing Facility
1 Durable Goods Reuse/Recycle Centre
4 Collection Yards and 1 Litter Collection Yard
161 Former Landfills
6 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Depots
734 Vehicle Blue Bin
Single Stream Recycling(SSR)
put all recyclable materials into one bin
the bag must not exceed 20 kg/44 lbs

Green Bin
Source Seperated Organics(SSO)
yard waste
pre-consumer food waste
post-consumer food waste

Yellow Bag Initiative
Disposal:


Green Lane Landfill

Gas collection and utilization
Leachate seepage control
Leachate recirculation
Litter and dust control
Spraying of collected leachate

Purpose: optimize water content & accelerate waste degradation

Pre-wetting of waste
Direct reduction of waste Incineration? Evaluation of Alternatives Did you know that Canada's overall landfill sites account for 38% of methane emmision which is 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide? Every year, 2.8 out of 13.3 million tonnes of hazardous waste are produced in Ontario Landfill Capacity and Lifespan

-Toronto expects to send 22,000 tonnes of its solid waste for disposal at Green Lane in 2011

-Waste diversion rate:

42%=17 yrs
70%= 28 yrs Issues
470379 tonnes of residencial waste or 1/30 of Ontario's waste is collected in Toronto each year Ontario’s municipalities and Industrial, Commercial & Institutional (IC&I) sector account for 13.3 million tonnes of waste annually 450 000 single unit homes
400,000 multi-unit homes
20,000 small commercial/institutional
6000 litter/recycle bins/1000 special events per year How much waste is produced in Ontario in a year? Keele Valley Landfill Site 1983-2002 ( stored 28 million tonnes of waste in its lifetime) Michigan landfill 2002-2010 Where is the garbage stored in Toronto? Toronto? Green Lane Landfill Jan.1, 2011 Solid waste management provides: Transfer & processing: Programs & initiatives:
Reduction in residual waste
-60-70 trucks/day currently
-down from peak of 142 trucks/day in 2001


44%-47% diversion rate Goal: 70% diversion rate Result 2010 Future Steps Organic material (including Green Bins) - 131,900 tonnes
Recyclable material - 235,526 tonnes
Residual waste sent to Green lane - 554,455 tonnes. 2.8 million people 0.5 kg of garbage/person/day How is the garbage stored? THANK YOU! Presented by Jasmine Wei 13.2 million people Landfill leachate

-through advection & diffusion January 2011 CALL 311 Additional recycling, processing, and transferring treatment facilities Adopt Zero Waste Philosophy

Buy products "Designed for the Environment"

Enhance public education on buying habits reuse recycle reduce
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