Canada’s Core Public Infrastructure survey provides data on solid waste and asset management

Infrastructure Canada

Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, welcomed the release of new data on the status of Canada’s solid waste and asset management through Canada’s Core Public Infrastructure (CCPI) survey, for the reference year 2020. This most recent data release is a snapshot of the stock, condition, and performance of solid waste and asset management in Canada.

“Sound management of solid waste is critical to protecting the health of Canadians and of our ecosystems. Since 2015, our government has been partnering with provinces and municipalities across the country to refurbish and build new solid waste infrastructure. These investments help reduce methane emissions from landfills and lead to a cleaner environment. Our approach will continue to be guided by the latest and best data available, all with the objective of improving quality of life in communities across Canada,” said the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities.

This release highlights that construction of solid waste facilities has increased by almost 50% in 2019 to 2020 compared to the average rate from 2010 to 2018. Furthermore, the construction rate of anaerobic digestion facilities – a facility that uses bacteria to break down organic matter to recover biogases and digestate – increased by 92.9% for the same period. Overall, this data demonstrates sustained efforts by governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from solid waste.

Also, the data shows that in 2020, more than 58% of Canadian governments factored climate change adaptation into their decision-making process related to at least one core public infrastructure asset. This is an increase of 7% compared to 2018.

The CCPI survey is supported by Infrastructure Canada, which provides funding for data and research initiatives to better inform how federal infrastructure funding programs are designed, implemented, tracked and reported. The survey aims to help all levels of government make informed decisions regarding public infrastructure to help develop healthier, safer and stronger communities.

By investing in infrastructure, the Government of Canada is growing our country’s economy, increasing the resiliency of our communities, and improving the lives of Canadians.

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