Updated: Jan 14, 2020
Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional waste (ICI) is different from household waste. At least in how its managed. While the recycling of household waste sits at about 70 percent (and has held steady for years), recycling of ICI waste is only 15 percent. Why? Because for businesses and large organizations - landfill is cheaper. That means 8.0 million tonnes of ICI waste needs to dumped in landfills, every year. That's the equivalent of filling the Rogers Centre 90 times over.