"York Region’s SM4RT Living Integrated Waste Management Master Plan (SM4RT Living Plan) outlines policies, community driven programs and innovative technologies that emphasize reduction, reuse and recycling before recovery to improve sustainability of the integrated waste management system. In 2018, York Region together with local cities and towns initiated a review and update of the SM4RT Living Plan to provide direction for strategies, policies, and initiatives for the next five years with a final report and recommendations expected in early 2020."
2018 ANNUAL SOLID WASTE DIVERSION REPORT 5 YORK REGION IS A LEADER IN ONTARIO WITH A DIVERSION RATE OF 68%
York Region, in partnership with our local cities and towns, submits an annual datacall to the province through the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (the Authority). The information is used to determine blue box costs and to allocate funding from producers to assist with the cost of operating the Blue Box Program. The datacall produces a ranking of municipal diversion rates across the province. York Region continues to be a leader with the highest verified diversion rate of 68% in 2017, in the large urban category."