Title: Ontario’s Waste Management Challenge – Is Incineration an Option?
Author: Maureen Carter-Whitney
Date: March 2007
Description: This paper provides background and context for the incineration debate in Ontario. It sets out advantages and disadvantages of incineration technologies, reviews current and proposed regulations relating to municipal solid and hazardous waste. The paper then discusses the place of incineration within the context of a waste management hierarchy and considers the experience with incineration in Europe. The paper concludes with a policy perspective on incineration and 11 recommendations for Ontario.