Reports and Publications

COVID-19 Update – July 16, 2021

As of Friday, July 16, Greater Sudbury will enter step three of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen. The roadmap outlines a three-step plan to safely and gradually ease public health measures and reopen the province.

The front counter at the Recycling Centre is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon for the purchase of backyard composters, kitchen collectors and Big Blues.

Blue boxes and green carts will continue to be available for home delivery by placing an order through the Waste Wise app, online at or by contacting 311 by phone or Live Web Chat (

The Reuse Center at the Sudbury Landfill is open. The Household Hazardous Waste Depot will reopen for scheduled drop-off days beginning July 10. The schedule for drop-off days can be accessed through Waste Wise or by contacting 311. The Toxic Taxi will continue to operate for contactless home collection of residential household hazardous waste. To make an appointment, residents can email or call 705-560-9019.

Landfill sites remain open with limited capacity. Reuse centres at landfill sites are closed. Residents should be prepared for longer than usual wait times. The City has set up a live camera at the Sudbury landfill site so that residents can see how busy it is before they make the trip. The live feed is available at

Landfill Livestream


Reports and Publications

Annual Report on Solid Waste

2019 Statistics (PDF, 4,249 KB)

2018 Statistics (PDF, 3,783 KB)

Solid Waste Advisory Panel

Solid Waste Advisory Panel (PDF, 624 KB)

Solid Waste Management Plans & Waste Diversion Initiatives

Solid Waste Management Plan (PDF, 39,544 KB)
Waste Management Systems Plan Final Environmental Assessment (PDF, 7,978 KB)

Recycling Best Practices

Best Practices from 2018 Participation Study (PDF, 1,165 KB)
Best Practices Statistics from Spring 2017 Waste Audit (PDF, 362 KB)
Best Practices Statistics from Spring 2016 Waste Audit (PDF, 91 KB)
Best Practices Statistics from Fall 2015 Waste Audit (PDF, 90 KB)
Best Practices Statistics from Fall 2014 Waste Audit (PDF, 91 KB)