Table 4.9
Disposal and diversion of waste, by province and territory, 2002, 2004 and 2006

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Disposal and diversion of waste, by province and territory, 2002, 2004 and 2006
  Waste disposed per capita 1 Diverted materials per capita 2 Diversion rate
2002 2004 2006 2002 2004 2006 2002 2004 2006
  kilograms per capita percent
Canada 768.1 789.8 836.5 211.8 222.7 237.9 21.6 22.0 22.1
Newfoundland and Labrador 724.9 773.1 799.0 58.5 68.2 59.5 7.5 8.1 6.9
Prince Edward Island x x x x x x x x x
Nova Scotia 416.2 425.8 428.2 205.4 255.3 294.2 33.0 37.5 40.7
New Brunswick 552.0 590.1 603.8 174.5 185.8 338.2 24.0 24.0 35.9
Quebec 3 785.7 856.4 892.1 234.3 282.7 321.9 23.0 24.8 26.5
Ontario 797.8 791.7 824.1 187.4 194.9 189.2 19.0 19.8 18.7
Manitoba 775.2 790.9 865.1 186.6 134.2 129.0 19.4 14.5 13.0
Saskatchewan 797.7 797.0 840.4 116.7 114.5 107.7 12.8 12.6 11.4
Alberta 923.9 949.9 1,116.5 220.7 191.4 190.8 19.3 16.8 14.6
British Columbia 655.9 666.1 687.4 297.3 291.0 321.9 31.2 30.4 31.9
Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut x x x x x x x x x
1.
Total amount of non-hazardous waste disposed of in public and private waste disposal facilities includes waste that is exported out of the source province or out of the country for disposal. This does not include wastes disposed in hazardous waste disposal facilities or wastes managed by the waste generator on site.
2.
This information covers only those companies and local waste management organizations that reported non-hazardous recyclable material preparation activities and refers only to that material entering the waste stream and does not cover any waste that may be managed on-site by a company or household. Additionally, these data do not include those materials transported by the generator directly to secondary processors, such as, pulp and paper mills while bypassing entirely any firm or local government involved in waste management activities.
3.
Waste diversion data are derived from a survey administered by RECYC-QUÉBEC.
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to totals due to rounding. Per capita estimates of waste disposed and diverted materials reflect updates to population estimates.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, CANSIM tables 051-0001, 153-0041, 153-0043.
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