Fact Sheets

Hot Topics

Construction, Renovation, and Demolition Materials

Construction, renovation and demolition (CRD) materials comprise over 20% of the waste generated in Metro Vancouver. Check out our directory for reuse and recycling options, plus current rebate programs that help you save money and energy! learn more

Organics Management and Composting

Compostable organics make up a huge percentage of municipal solid waste. Here are some tips for turning food scraps into a valuable commodity. learn more

Just The Facts on Recycling

A refreshed infographic series exploring the fate of commonly recycled materials. learn more

Other Issues

Climate Change

Climate change resources including provincial and federal publications, related links, and other interesting facts. learn more

E-waste: End-of-Life Electronic Equipment

Resource information on ideas and issues surrounding this growing problem in our technology-driven society. learn more

The Toxic Toolkit's Household Solutions

Wondering what to do with your household hazardous waste? We've put together a media kit and reference guide you can download and print to keep at home and work. Included is information on the Do's and Don'ts of safe disposal, thigns you need to know about product labels, and recipes for non-toxic alternatives.

Download the Toxic Toolkit (in pdf format)

Other Organizations 

Composting Council of Canada 
City Farmer
Recycling Council of Ontario 
Recycling Council of Alberta 
Resource Conservation Manitoba 
Clean Nova Scotia 
Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council

Environment Links

BC Ministry of Environment, Product Stewardship 
Environment Canada 
Government of British Columbia 
The David Suzuki Foundation 
Natural Resources Canada 
Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources 
Earth Day Canada
Story of Stuff