The Waste Diversion & Recycling committee mandate is to review, comment and make recommendations on policy and regulatory initiatives (federal, provincial and municipal) related to all aspects of materials diversion – collection, transfer and processing. The committee functions include the development of strategic directions related to waste diversion in both the residential and IC & I waste streams. Attention is focused on the broader waste diversion framework rather than technical issues with specific materials. Material markets, pro-active policy positions and diversion facility and personnel standards are part of the mandate. Over the next year, the committee will be developing policy positions on EPR/IPR, landfill levies & disposal bans, the role of municipalities, and recycling standards.