Waste Management


The OFA strongly objects to the use of agricultural land for the disposal (landfill) of municipal solid waste. While it is acknowledged that landfill sites cannot be eliminated altogether, the need to establish new sites or expand existing sites could be greatly reduced through the implementation of an integrated waste management system that incorporates strong reuse and recycling components. For materials that can be neither reused nor recycled, incineration, using state-of-the-art technology is preferred to landfilling. Incineration has the added advantage of having power generating potential.

Submissions & Correspondence

OFA submission regarding the MOECC Discussion Paper: Addressing Food and Organic Waste in Ontario
(July 27, 2017)

OFA submission regarding proposed landfill gas Climate Change Cap and Trade program offset protocol
(June 16, 2017)

OFA comments on Recruiting Ontario's First Chief Science Officer
(March 27, 2017)

OFA comments on proposed strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario
(January 20, 2017)

OFA submission regarding Bill 151 - Waste Free Ontario Act
(February 29, 2016)

Additional Information

Factors Affecting Contamination of Ground and Surface Water
(February 2, 2007)


Managing solid waste
(May 26, 2005 - Waste Management)

Working towards a waste-free Ontario
(January 15, 2016 - Environmental, Waste Management)

OFA advocacy update at the halfway point of the Liberal mandate
(June 17, 2016 - Water, Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation, Municipal Government, Rural Economic Development, Farm Property, Environmental, Energy, Waste Management, Wildlife & Wildlife Damage, Business Risk Management, Natural Gas Infrastructure, Climate Change)

OFA’s 2017 priorities line up with latest government mandate letters
(January 5, 2017 - Rural Economic Development, Weed & Pest Management, Energy, Waste Management, Open for Business , Natural Gas Infrastructure, Provincial Funding Transfers to Municipalities , Climate Change)

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