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Waste Management

The Waste Management Section is responsible for managing the collection, transportation, storage, treatment and disposal of:

  • municipal solid wastes
  • hazardous wastes
  • special wastes e.g. asbestos

Major activities include:

  • the development of environmental standards to support the provincial Waste Management Strategy for municipal solid waste
  • the development of a strategy to manage wastes originating from environmental emergencies, with a focus on marine oil spills
  • management of the movement of hazardous and special wastes through registration of waste generators and licensing of transporters
  • management of inventories of PCB wastes throughout the province
  • regulation of waste management systems for farms and compost operations
  • regulation of environmental industries including soil treatment facilities and metal recycling operations


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