As municipalities contend with how to manage their waste in an efficient, environmentally appropriate manner, some are exploring different waste management options. Municipalities should undertake a waste management study to better understand their needs before evaluating options. Municipal solid waste incinerators offer the opportunity to reduce the amount of material that is sent to a landfill. The following checklist outlines information that should be evaluated when planning an incinerator project. This list is not comprehensive; specific projects may require more information.
The following guidance document provides the information required by the ministry to approve the operation of a municipal waste incinerator.