Waste management and recycling regulations in Prince Edward Island generally relate to the two areas where waste is generated, the residential and the Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional (IC&I) sectors.

Residential waste management and recycling operations was turned over to the Island Waste Management Corporation in 1999. Prince Edward Island was the first jurisdiction to have a province-wide source separation waste management system.

 

Diversion Rates (Tonnes) 2016

Prince Edward Island

All materials diverted

53,261

 

White goods

6,325

 

Electronics

629

 

Plastics

781

 

Tires

2,395

 

Construction, renovation and demolition

0

 

Other materials

167

*All other materials than ‘Plastics’ may or may not have plastics in them.

Diversion Rate Trends

Source: State of Waste Management in Canada, April 2015

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Disposal Options

Energy Recovery from Waste Approach

 

No provincial EFW Strategy, but there is 1 large EFW facility. No others planned.

 

Disposal Approach

 

Number of landfills operating = 5 with 0 LFG recovery. Province-wide landfill bans on organics, collection is required for both residential and ICI sectors. The Plastic Bag Reduction Act takes effect July 1, 2019, which will ban retailers from offering plastic bags.

 

*Waste disposal on Prince Edward Island is manage by a private corporation, the Island Waste Management Corporation.


Municipal Plastic Bans

Prince Edward Island

The Plastic Bag Reduction Act (Bill No. 114 ) comes into effect July 1, 2019. The Act prohibits a business from providing plastic checkout bags to customers.