Description of the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Sector

In 1994, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment enacted the 3Rs Regulations (Regulations 101/94 to 105/94) under the Environmental Protection Act to increase diversion of residential, Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (IC&I) and construction and demolition waste from disposal in Ontario and help Ontario meet its waste diversion targets.

The 3Rs Regulations that impact the IC&I sector include:

  • Ontario Regulation 102/94: Waste Audits and Waste Reduction Work Plans
  • Ontario Regulation 103/94: Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Source Separation Programs
  • Ontario Regulation 104/94: Packaging Audits and Packaging Reduction Work Plans

The IC&I Sector Includes:

  • Hospitals
  • Hotels and Motels
  • Office Buildings
  • Multi-Residential Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Retail Shopping Establishments
  • Retail Shopping Complexes
  • Educational Institutions
  • Large Manufacturing Establishments

There is a general paucity of reliable data for Ontario (and Canada’s) IC&I Sector. Below are the historical Statistics Canada Waste Management Industry Surveys that attempt to gather data waste data by sector:

Waste Management Industry Survey Reports