Commercial Source Separation and Recycling of Waste

This document outlines provincial and municipal (municipalities covered are those with >100,000 population) requirements for the source separation and recycling of waste generated in commercial operations. This table covers requirements related to the waste bins, signage, audits and targets necessary and is applicable to quick service restaurants and retail establishments. 


Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional (ICI) waste regulations vary across the country for retailers and quick-service restaurants. This table will provide retail and quick-service restaurant establishments with information on what materials require source separation, auditing, and reporting requirements to ensure your business is compliant with ICI waste regulations. 

The information provided in this table is updated periodically by RCC, last update [May/2024]. This table is not exhaustive, and information may be missing. Please ensure to read the relevant linked registry as further clarity may be needed.

View RCC ICI Waste Separation Summary