Reducing and managing waste: contact information

Provinces and territories are responsible for the licensing and permitting of waste management operations including recycling centres, landfills and hazardous waste facilities. If you have questions regarding these operations, please contact your provincial or territorial Environment Ministry. A list of provincial and territorial contacts is available for reference.

Municipalities generally offer municipal solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services for their citizens.

It is important to manage hazardous waste properly. To find out how or which services are available in your area, please contact your municipality.

Recycling in Canada

If you have questions regarding whether specific materials are recyclable or acceptable in the waste stream, please contact your local municipality or your provincial/territorial recycling council or association.

The Waste Reduction and Management Division

The Waste Reduction and Management Division administers a number of waste-related regulations.

For questions or comments regarding the Cross-border Movement of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations, contact us at or

For more information on the Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Regulations, please visit PCBs in the environment, or contact

For more information on the Petroleum and Allied Petroleum Products Storage Tanks Regulations, please visit Storage tanks for petroleum and allied petroleum products, or contact

For information on waste initiatives within the Government of Canada, please visit the Greening Government.

If you have any other questions, please contact

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