The MWA encourages municipalities to share their research, environmental scans, and surveys with our membership. We are pleased to share the January 2019 research on Christmas Tree Diversion conducted by Jessica Landry, Student Project Assistant for the Waste Management Division, Region of Waterloo.

In Jessica’s words: The Region of Waterloo wanted information on how we could change or modify our Christmas Tree collection, the research I conducted is not statistically significant, but may help if other municipalities are looking to make changes. I assessed the information by calling 17 municipalities and collected information on curbside collection participation levels, partnerships, and operational/ customer service issues. I also collected additional information about the partnerships (charities and conservation authorities) that municipalities have worked with to come up with recommendations for the Region of Waterloo.