OWMA Reports and Policies

State of Waste in Ontario - Organics Report

“The Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) is the largest waste/resource management trade association in Canada, representing over 230 members across Ontario including private and public organizations, municipalities, and individuals involved in the waste management sector. OWMA members manage over 85% of the province’s waste and recyclables and have diverse interests and capital investments in areas such as waste and recyclables collection, landfills, transfer stations, material recovery facilities (MRFs), energy from waste facilities, organics processing and composting facilities and hazardous waste. They are at the core of the green economy......”

Cap-and-Trade Research for Ontario's Waste Management Sector

Cap-and-Trade Research for Ontario's Waste Management Sector

“In September 2015, the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) retained GHD Limited (GHD) to perform a study related to cap-and-trade research for the Ontario waste management sector. This study was commissioned by the OWMA with the support of Canada's National Brewers, the Region of Peel, the City of Toronto, the Region of Waterloo, the City of London, the Regional Municipality of Durham, the Regional Municipality York, and the Regional Municipality of Niagara. GHD notes that this Report is intended to accompany "Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Ontario Waste Management Industry" white paper report completed by Torrie Smith Associates, Sonnevera International Corp., and Kelleher Environmental, as well as provide more specific and detailed information related to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Ontario waste management sector.....”

First Annual State of Waste in Ontario: Landfill Report

First Annual State of Waste in Ontario: Landfill Report

State of Waste in Ontario
February 24, 2016

“Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) embarked on a major data collection and analysis initiative to better understand data related to waste management in the province. This initial State of Waste Report will become an annual publication, which will be expanded and refined based on the needs of the sector....”

OWMA Rethink Organic Waste 2015


A Circular Strategy for Organics
October, 2015 Edition

“Every year in Ontario,over 9 million tonnes of valuable resources leak from our economy and this number has grown dramatically over the last two decades..”

OWMA Rethink Waste 2015


Evolution Towards a Circular Economy
March 31, 2015 Edition

“Studies indicate that increased waste diversion is a significant economic opportunity for Ontario.”

OWMA Reportable Collision Threshold & Pointable Collisions Policy Paper

Reportable Collision Threshold & Pointable Collisions

OWMA’s Policy Position
June 18, 2014

“The Ontario Waste Management Association supports changes by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation in the following areas….”

OWMA Disposal Levies - ReThink Policy Paper Series


Disposal Levies ReThink Policy Paper Series
May 13, 2014 Edition

“The OWMA supports the use of disposal levies if properly designed and implemented, as a means of changing behavior; reducing waste generation; promoting reuse; and increasing waste diversion in Ontario.”

OWMA ReThink Waste Report


A Blue Print for Harnessing the Economic Benefits of Resource Management in Ontario
March 6, 2013 Edition

“With the right policies, Ontario has the potential to become an environmental and economic leader in resource management.”

OWMA Extended Producer Responsibility Policy Paper


The OWMA supports Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) as an effective means to reduce waste; increase waste diversion; ensure the safe management of waste; and support the growth of resource markets. However, the government should consider the following criteria before pursuing...

OWMA Disposal Bans Policy Paper


The OWMA supports the concept of disposal bans as a means of increasing diversion; preserving landfill capacity; reducing potential environmental impact; and supporting end markets.

WastEdge Magazine


Spring/Summer Edition

There's far more advance preparation involved in managing risk than most businesses consider - Click Here to Read More

Guiding Principles – Integrated Solid Waste Resource Recovery & Utilization


The role of energy-from-waste (EFW) and waste-derived-fuels (WDF) (i.e. Thermal Treatment) in an integrated waste management system has always been the subject of considerable debate.

Approvals Report - More Protection, Less Process

Approvals Report - More Protection, Less Process

“A modernized system for granting environmental approvals for Waste Management projects.....”


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