Last year, the OWMA released the first ‘State of Waste in Ontario’ report on organics processing. This is part of a major data collection and analysis initiative by OWMA to better understand data related to waste management in the province. The 2nd annual report is especially significant because the government’s Waste-Free Ontario strategy identifies organic waste as a key focus. The information in this report will help support future policy decisions for the waste management sector; enable those in the industry to make better business decisions; and provide more detailed information to inform and educate the broader public. While the database is more comprehensive and accurate than anything currently in place, several improvements can and still will be made to enhance this important source of information.