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Award Winners

See how our Sustainable Communities Awards winners are making sustainability a reality with innovative waste management projects.

  • Community-backed waste project supports Terrace, BC, economy

    Community-backed waste project supports Terrace, BC, economy

    Getting the community engaged in their waste management program helped this BC community divert more waste and stimulate the local economy. Read our profile to learn more.
  • 2016 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards — Waste Program

    2016 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards — Waste Program

    The City of Saint-Hyacinthe completed all research and development for its new biogas facility, without the assistance of external consultants. The project, a first in Quebec, helps resolve the challenge of managing large amounts of waste while generating revenue at the same time. 
  • 2015 Waste Program — Co-winner 1

    2015 Waste Program — Co-winner 1

    The City of Whitehorse, YK, is taking the lead among northern communities with a Solid Waste Action Plan that aims to divert at least half of its solid waste from landfill by 2015 and achieve zero waste by 2040.
  • 2015 Waste - Co-winner 2

    2015 Waste - Co-winner 2

    The Town of Cape St. George, NL, is a leader among small rural municipalities with its comprehensive curbside recycling program and resourceful approach to reuse and composting.
  • 2014 Waste

    2014 Waste

    The City of Surrey has scored a triple win with a composting program that diverts kitchen waste from landfill sites, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and cuts fuel costs for waste collection vehicles.
  • 2013 Waste Category ― Co-winner 1

    2013 Waste Category ― Co-winner 1

    The Town of Vegreville has found a way to deliver cost-effective, residential composting services to its small community.
  • 2013 Waste Category ― Co-winner 2

    2013 Waste Category ― Co-winner 2

    Following a 2008 compost study, the City of Yellowknife partnered with the non-profit organization Ecology North to conduct a centralized composting pilot project (CCPP).
  • 2012 Waste

    2012 Waste

    The Columbia Shuswap project involved capping the completed portion of the Salmon Arm landfill, capturing gas and upgrading it to provide natural gas heating for hundreds of homes.
  • 2011 Waste

    2011 Waste

    The Regional District of Nanaimo owns and operates the Regional Landfill and the Church Road Transfer Station, and provides residential garbage collection and recycling service to more than 25,000 households in the region.
  • 2010 Waste

    2010 Waste

    With only one full-service waste management depot located in the north end of the regional municipality of York, many residents in the south had to drive long distances to dispose of their waste.
  • 2009 Waste

    2009 Waste

    Since 1998, the youth organization Groupe Solidarité Jeunesse and the City of Victoriaville have organized an annual environmental awareness campaign to raise funds for humanitarian missions.
  • 2008 Waste

    2008 Waste

    In September 2007, after more than a year of planning, six municipalities in the northern part of the Region of York rolled out a new waste collection system.
  • 2008 Wastewater

    2008 Wastewater

    Created in 1995, the Commission pour la mise en valeur du projet de dépollution et de renaturalisation has significantly transformed the Saint Charles river after 10 years of major wastewater treatment and site clean-up efforts.
  • 2007 Waste – Co-winner 2

    2007 Waste – Co-winner 2

    In February 2006, the Town of Ladysmith became the first municipality in British Columbia to begin curbside collection of organic waste.
  • 2007 Waste – Co-winner 1

    2007 Waste – Co-winner 1

    In 2001, Hamilton city council approved a solid waste management master plan (SWMMP) that aimed to divert 65 per cent of waste from landfills by 2008.
  • 2007 Wastewater

    2007 Wastewater

    In late 2006, a green roofs pilot project — the first of its kind in Canada — funded the construction of 16 green roofs on a mix of public and private buildings in the city of Toronto.
  • 2006 Waste

    2006 Waste

    Before 2000, Toronto diverted 28 percent of its residential waste, with limited curbside collection programs. In only five years, the City of Toronto's integrated waste reduction plan has doubled waste diversion rates to 56 percent.
  • 2006 Wastewater

    2006 Wastewater

    Rather than draw 15 million litres of fresh water per day from the North Saskatchewan River for its refinery processes, Petro-Canada and the City of Edmonton developed an innovative partnership to reuse wastewater effluent.
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