Waste disposal by source, province and territory (Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia)
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|Total waste disposal||24,987,546||25,013,204|
|Total waste disposal||394,235||391,571|
|Total waste disposal||x||x|
|Total waste disposal||367,246||365,079|
| x : suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act |
Total amount of non-hazardous waste disposal 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 waste disposal in hazardous waste disposal facilities or waste managed by the waste generator on site.
Residential non-hazardous waste disposal includes solid waste produced by all residences and includes waste that is picked up by the municipality (either using its own staff or through contracting firms), and waste from residential sources that is self-hauled to depots, transfer stations and disposal facilities.
Non-residential non-hazardous solid waste are those wastes generated by all sources excluding the residential waste stream. These include: industrial materials, which are generated by manufacturing, and primary and secondary industries, and is managed off-site from the manufacturing operation; commercial materials, which are generated by commercial operations, such as, shopping centres, restaurants, offices, and others; and institutional materials which are generated by institutional facilities, such as, schools, hospitals, government facilities, seniors homes, universities, and others. These wastes also include construction, renovation and demolition non-hazardous waste, also referred to as DLC (demolition, land clearing and construction waste). These refer to wastes generated by construction, renovation and demolition activities. It generally includes materials, such as, wood, drywall, certain metals, cardboard, doors, windows, wiring, and others. It excludes materials from land clearing on areas not previously developed as well as materials that include asphalt, concrete, bricks and clean sand or gravel.
Source: Statistics Canada, Environment Accounts and Statistics Division, CANSIM table 153-0041, Catalogue no. 16F0023X.
Last modified: 2015-06-10.
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