Disposing of household refuse

Managing municipal solid waste
Providing domestic refuse disposal
Improving domestic refuse disposal
Municipal waste in OECD countries showed an increase in volume of 11.6% between 1985 and 1990, due principally to the growth of consumption coupled with the amount of packaging material.

All developed and developing countries are facing the problem of disposing of town refuse and municipal waste.

In 2000, Toronto households created 920,000 tonnes of waste or about one tonne per household. Seventy-six per cent was sent to land fill and 24 per cent was recycled, composted or re-used. The goal of Task Force 2010 is 30 per cent diversion by 2003, 60 per cent by 2006 and 100 per cent by 2010.
Constrained by:
Using packaging
Type Classification:
C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal