Have your say: Proposed Changes to the Waste Reduction and Recovery Act

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — December 1, 2022

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is proposing changes to the Waste Reduction and Recovery Act with one further round of engagements planned. 

The proposed changes were developed after more than a year of broad engagement with communities, stakeholders, and the public while developing the Waste Resource Management Strategy and Action Plan, released in 2019.

These updates to the Act will encourage more effective, well-managed delivery of waste reduction and recovery programs, and give the GNWT the necessary authority to implement new waste management approaches in the future.

A plain language summary of proposed changes has been produced to assist in meaningful and clear engagement.

Have your say: submit comments or ask questions about the proposed changes online from December 1, 2022 – January 4, 2023.


For media requests, please contact:

Mike Westwick

Manager, Communications and Public Affairs

Environment and Natural Resources

Government of the Northwest Territories