The City of London's Waste Management System is based on a Continuous
Improvement Strategy and Sustainable Waste Management.
This strategy, approved by the Municipal Council, uses an
active framework that recognizes integrated waste management as an important
environmental service in the community.
Generally there are three areas of accountabilities where improvement
and balance is sought: environmental, economic and social. Blended together,
these three areas often referred to as the "triple bottom" line, are the
foundation of sustainable waste management.
By supporting an integrated system of waste reduction (i.e. not producing
waste in the first place), diverting materials that can be recycled and
composted, and ensuring that what remains is handled in an environmentally
responsible manner, this strategy provides the mechanism for continuous
improvement of the waste management system. Since this strategy was approved
fifteen years ago, the City of London has steadily increased its performance
to the current level of 42% waste diversion while having one of the lowest
total waste management costs in Ontario for urban centres (based on statistics
compiled by the Ontario Municipal Benchmarking Initiative - OMBI).
The current report - A Road Map to Maximize Waste Diversion in London -
outlines and explains a number of options the City has compiled and/or developed
to help Londoners achieve higher diversion rates.
Read a copy of the full report
Waste Diversion Resources
- For more information on the waste diversion of London and other
municipalities in Ontario, visit
Waste Diversion Ontario
- For more information on improving the effectiveness and
efficiency of the Blue Bow program in Ontario municipalities, visit
For any feedback or concerns regarding this information, contact us