The Ontario Regulation 102/94 requires all educational institutions, with more than 350 persons enrolled, to conduct a waste audit, to prepare a written report, and a waste reduction work plan “covering the waste generated by the operation of the institution at the location or the campus” (O. Reg. 102/94, s. 52. (1)).  A source separation program for the waste generated should be implemented by the school (O. Reg. 103/94, s. 14. (2)). The waste audit, the waste report, and the waste reduction work plan,  should be updated on yearly basis (O. Reg. 102/94, s. 51-55).
Ontario Regulation 102/94 – Waste Audits and Waste Reduction Work Plans
Ontario Regulation 103/94 – Source Separation Programs


Waste Audit Form
Waste Reduction Work Plan Form

Complete a waste audit with you students, using EcoSchool Canada’s Guide to Waste Audits. Contact the Sustainability Office for the needed supplies and tools.


A Guide to Source Separation of Recyclable Materials for Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Sectors and Multi-Unit Residential Buildings
A Guide to Waste Audits and Waste. Reduction work plans for industrial, commercial and institutional sectors

Local Educational Resource:
The Waste Management Department at the Region of Waterloo has an online virtual tour of the Nyle Ludolph Materials Recycling Centre. The virtual tool gives an opportunity to understand the recycling practices at the facility.

Organics Program

Since 2015, 37 schools have taken measures to reduce their waste from landfill by composting. Our goal is to support the Region in meeting its waste diversion targets. If your school is interested to participate in the organics program please complete the form below. For your school to be successful in the application, you are required to provide a participatory agreement between the administrator, one teacher and a custodian. Your application should be sent to the Energy Conservation Officer at Elena.WeberKraljevska@wcdsb.ca.


Green Cart Program Application


If you are interested in any of the posters below, please send your request to Elena.WeberKraljevska@wcdsb.ca.