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GHG Curbside and Multi-Family Collection (MMSW)

Summary of requested GHG emissions data

  • Class of vehicles used for curbside and/or multi-family recycling collection.
  • Type of fuel used for curbside and/or multi-family collection vehicles.
  • Total amount of fuel used by collection vehicles by vehicle class.
  • Total paper (by weight) of packaging and paper product recycling-related material purchased (e.g. recycling guides, pamphlets).
  • Type of paper purchased for materials as per above, and % recycled content.


The following sections describe in more detail what we are requesting that you track, record, and report to MMSW for GHG reporting purposes.


  • What classes of vehicles are being used for collection of packaging and paper product from depot households in your program?
    • Light Duty Truck - SUVs, minivans, full size vans, pickup trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating under 3856 Kg (8500lbs) and a curb weight under 2722 Kg (6000 lbs).
    • Heavy Duty - Road vehicles with a gross vehicle weight over 3856 Kg (8500 lbs) and a curb weight over 2722 Kg (6000 lbs).
  • What is the total amount and type of fuel consumed by each vehicle class (e.g. Heavy Duty vehicle; 1,000 litres of diesel)?
  •  If the total amount and type of fuel consumed per vehicle class is not available, then we will need to know the number of kilometers travelled by each vehicle type (i.e. total mileage). 
  • If you are reporting kilometres travelled and this has been approved by MMSW, you will find this option in the reporting portal list of vehicle types titled Vehicle (Heavy) - Diesel Distance.

Program Maintenance/Staff Activity

  • Please include fuel usage associated with site inspections or maintenance.

Year Over Year Comparison

  • If you report both collection and post-collection data, please compare your reported figures to the previous year and share any additional relevant information regarding what has contributed to a substantial change (+/- 20% of YOY totals).
  • Use the ‘Attach Supporting Document’ tile to share additional relevant information via the provided  ‘Year Over Year Comparison’ template.

Upload Supporting Documentation

  • Using the ‘Attach Supporting Document’ tile on the Home page, please submit any relevant documentation that was used to compile the reporting data. E.g. Excel templates from a sub-contractor, print order for recycling schedules.

How do I determine MMSW GHG data vs. my other collection activities?

For additional information please click here.

Paper Use

For additional information please click here.

Questions and Support

Information about GHG reporting, reporting guides, webinar materials and FAQs can all be found on the MMSW GHG reporting webpage:

Please contact the MMSW GHG team should you need assistance with filing your reports or if you have any questions:


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