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4.1.3Support the use of compost/organics collection programs for all commercial buildings


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Commercial buildings are responsible for their own waste collection. While the province is expected to require significant organics diversion in these buildings by 2025, additional educational and resource supports will help owners and occupants develop the practical solutions needed to implement organics collection.

This action will be led by community capacity builders such as Sustainable Waterloo Region. Please see below for the most recent publicly available updates.


The Township of Woolwich identifies this action as a future staff initiative.


Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) assists businesses in setting waste reduction & diversion targets. Waste suggestions are in the Idea Book for members. SWR continues to support and encourages businesses to set waste reduction & diversion targets. The Idea Book (a resource for Impact Network members) has a list of waste reduction initiatives that organizations could pursue. Details on members that have made waste reduction & diversion targets can be viewed in the Sustainable Waterloo Region 2022 Year End Report.