WASTECO PRIVACY STATEMENT

Wasteco (“Wasteco”, “we” or “us”) is committed to protecting your privacy and safeguarding your personal information. This Privacy Statement describes how we may collect, use and disclose personal information. This Privacy Statement applies to any personal information we collect or receive about you, from any source. This Privacy Statement may be amended from time-to-time and applies to all Wasteco facilities and divisions in Canada.

Personal information

‘Personal information’ means information about an identifiable individual. Examples of personal information that we may collect, use and disclose include your contact information (name, address, phone number, email address), your billing information (credit card number or banking information), and other information that you may provide to us. Personal information does not include your name, business title, business address, and business telephone number in your capacity as an employee of an organization.

Our collection, use and disclosure of personal information

In most cases, we will collect personal information directly from you when you purchase or interact with us about a product or service that we offer or provide (for example, when you email us or contact us through our website). Occasionally, we may collect personal information from a third party based on your consent or as otherwise permitted by law.

We identify the purposes for which we may collect, use and disclose your personal information at the time that we collect such information. Such purposes include providing and delivering products or services to you, responding to your inquiries, and internal business purposes such as administering or improving our website. We obtain your consent for such purposes at or before the time that we collect, use or disclose your personal information, except where permitted or required by law.

Wasteco’s facilities and divisions may share personal information with each other in order to fulfill the purposes that you have consented to. We may also share your personal information with third party service providers as necessary for them to provide services on our behalf. Some service providers may be located outside of Canada where personal information may be subject to the laws of those jurisdictions.

We may make disclosures of personal information to a potential purchaser in connection with a transaction involving the sale of some or all of the business of Wasteco (in which case the use of your personal information by the new entity would continue to be limited by applicable law), or as otherwise permitted or required by law.

Retaining and safeguarding personal information

We retain personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and as permitted or required by law. We have implemented physical, organizational, contractual and technological security measures to protect your personal information from loss or theft, and unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

Cookies and website usage information

Our website may place and access cookies when you visit the website. A cookie is a small data file that websites commonly write to your computer. A cookie file contains information that can identify you each time you visit the website. This website uses cookies as a way to measure activity and traffic patterns on the website. You may choose to set your computer to reject cookies if you desire.

From time to time, we collect certain usage information from our servers that relates to the use of our websites, including but not limited to Internet Protocol addresses, Internet domain names, the web browser and operating system used to access the website, the files visited, the time spent in each file, and the time and date of each visit. We use this information to improve our website, for example by enhancing pages or features that are visited frequently, and on occasion we may share this information with our affiliates or other third party companies to provide them with an indication of the amount of interest in our website for advertising purposes and to help us plan for technical improvements.

Accessing to your personal information

We will make available to you any personal information that we have collected, used or disclosed, upon your written request, to the extent permitted by law. We will attempt to respond to your written request within thirty (30) days. We will advise you in writing if we cannot meet your requests within this time limit.

Contact us

Our Chief Privacy Officer is accountable for our compliance with this privacy statement and applicable privacy law. All comments, questions, concerns or complaints regarding your personal information should be forwarded to our Chief Privacy Officer as follows:

In writing: Chief Privacy Officer
Wasteco
161 Bridgeland Avenue
Toronto, ON, M6A 1Z1
By telephone: (416) 787-5000
By fax: (416) 787-6210
By email: wastecotoronto@wasteco.com
Manufacturing recycled paper produces 74% less air pollution and 35% less water pollution, as well as using 58% less water and 64% less energy than making paper from virgin wood pulp.
1 tonne of recycled paper saves 3700 pounds of lumber and 24,000 gallons of water.
Making one tonne of recycled paper uses only about 60% of the energy needed to make a tonne of virgin paper.
Canadians take home over 55 million plastic shopping bags every WEEK
Recycling plastics and aluminum uses only 5% to 10% as much energy as making new plastic or smelting aluminum.
2/3 of our household waste can be composted.
Canadians produce approximately 7 million tonnes of organic waste each year.
5 billion drink boxes are thrown away each year in North America.
North America has 8% of the world's population, consumes 1/3 of the world's resources and produces almost half of the world's non-organic garbage.
70% of landfill waste could be either reused or recycled.
One liter of oil can contaminate a million liters of ground water.
Recycling glass -- energy savings of 33%
Recycling paper -- energy savings of 64%
Energy savings per tonne of finished plastic bottles is enough to fill a 20-gallon gas tank every week for ten years.
Recycling a glass jar saves enough energy to light a bulb for four hours.
Recycling old corrugated cardboard cuts sulfur dioxide emissions in half and saves 1/4 of the energy used to manufacture it.
Recycling one tonne of paper you save: 17 trees, 6953 gallons of water, 463 gallons of oil, 583 pounds of air pollution.
It takes 95% less energy to produce new aluminum from discarded aluminum pop cans than from raw materials.
Recycling one aluminum can save the amount of energy to light one 100-watt bulb for 20 hours or run a TV for 3 hours.
Approximately 35% of municipal solid waste is packaging.
$1 out of every $10 spent on food goes into packaging.
A 150 pound woman throws away 90,000 pounds of garbage.
The average North American will throw away 600 times their adult weight in garbage over the course of their lifetime.
In our schools alone, the average school-age child produces 40 pounds of garbage from their daily lunch each year.
By the age of 6 months, the average Canadian has consumed the same amount of resources as the average person in the developing world consumes in a lifetime.
-Recycling Council of Ontario
In a lifetime, the average North American will throw away 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage. A 68 kg adult will leave a legacy of 40,825 kg of trash.
Natural Resources Canada
Plastic products contribute 7% by weight and 30% by volume to municipal solid waste.
-Recycling Council of Ontario
Across Canada it costs more than $1.5 billion per year to dispose of garbage.
-Destination Conservation
Presently, 80% of municipal and industrial solid waste in Canada is disposed of by landfilling processes, with the remainder disposed through recycling, resource recovery and incineration. -Government of Canada
In a lifetime, the average North American will throw away 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage. A 68 kg adult will leave a legacy of 40,825 kg of trash.
Natural Resources Canada