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Completion of a comprehensive waste reduction audit and the development of a work plan are the requirements for establishments over 90,000 square ft in Ontario. In accordance with the 3R’s Regulations, the work plan is to be updated at least annually. The focal priority of these audits and work plans is to achieve or exceed compliance with the Ministry of Environment regulations and devise ensure that materials in the waste stream can be source-separated and diverted into recycling streams.


Ontario Regulation 102/94

Under Ontario Regulation 102/94, it is a requirement that designated organizations conduct an annual solid waste audit and devise a Waste Reduction Workplan. This waste audit is essentially a study of the solid wastes that are generated, going beyond simply measuring the quantity and composition of waste. The ultimate purpose is to identify the underlying reasons for this waste generation and to identify the factors that dictate how the waste is being managed. As Peter Drucker said, “What gets measured gets managed.”

According to the regulation, the audits must address:

  • EThe amount, nature and composition of the waste generated in all functional areas of the establishment
  • EHow the waste is produced, including relevant management policies and practices
  • EHow the waste is managed

There are four basic steps to implementing a waste reduction program required under regulation Ontario Regulation 102/94:

Conducting a waste audit

Developing a Waste Reduction Workplan

Implementing the work plan

Updating the audit and work plan

The information from the waste audit is the basis for developing the Waste Reduction Workplan. The work plan addresses the 3R’s opportunities to be implemented following the 3R’s hierarchy, with reduction as a first priority, followed by reuse, and then recycling.

Large waste generators are required to establish source separation programs for designated waste materials. These designated materials represent large components of the waste stream that can be diverted from disposal. Measures must be taken to ensure that the collected source-separated wastes are removed from the site and delivered to a municipal waste recycling site (as defined in Ontario Regulation 101/94) or another site with the capability to handle the source-separated waste.

As production increases and demand for environmental compliance also increases, managing these materials can become more of a challenge. A full waste reduction audit needs to be done to; reduce the wastes generated, reuse as much material as possible, and recycle where the other two may not be feasible. This is the 3R’s hierarchy.

Waste Consulting

Diminish needless expenses by taking advantage of U-Pak’s consulting business

  • EBenefit from our years of experience and industry expertise. We have been serving commercial and industrial clients since 1972.
  • EStay up to date with the current Federal and Provincial legislation.
  • EPerforming MOE Waste Audits and Waste Reduction Work Plans.
  • EU-Pak’s in-house LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional can help you implement environmentally sustainable, “green” practices to ensure your facility is running as efficiently as possible
  • ESupport for BRC and HACCP programs.
  • EShare in the Best Practices and newest technologies of an industry leader.
  • EIncrease profit by pinpointing exactly where improvements can be made to your existing services and enact change.
  • EImprove Cost Recovery and Recycling Alternatives.
  • EWaste disposal cost forecasts for months or even years in advance.

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Whether you need waste management in Brampton, ONT, Beaver Bank, NS, or Bethune, SK, U-Pak can help.