Toronto, Ontario, September 1, 2022 – Carton Council of Canada (CCC) today announced the Municipality of Dysart et al is the first recipient to receive funding through CCC’s recent Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI). The REOI is focused on soliciting project ideas to help optimize the collection, sorting and recovery of cartons in Ontario.

The original REOI was launched in May 2002 and today CCC announced a second phase of the REOI, extending the deadline for municipalities and waste management companies operating material recovery facilities (MRFs) in Ontario, and other entities responsible for operating residential recycling programs, to respond with their ideas related to improving the rate of carton recovery in the province to 6 pm ET, November 1, 2022. 

ABOUT THE Municipality of Dysart et al PROJECT

After review by the CCC, the Municipality of Dysart et al has successfully secured support for a comprehensive public awareness campaign. The goal of the project is to increase the capture of cartons in Dysart’s containers recycling stream by 100% from the current (2022) 44% capture rate to 88% capture in 2023.

The Dysart team will leverage print, online and social media, along with the distribution of reusable recycling bags, to reach more than 7,200 households and deliver local, recycling-focused information. A Waste Composition Study will help evaluate the success of the program.

“The Municipality of Dysart et al is pleased and proud to collaborate with the Carton Council of Canada on building awareness about recycling and carton recovery,” says John Watson, Environmental Manager, Municipality of Dysart et al. “Programs like this are a win for both our community and the environment. The more we all know about the process and impact of recycling, the more effective our local programs can be.”

“We are excited to support a program with the potential to have significant positive impact on carton recovery in the Dysart region,” says Isabelle Faucher, Managing Director, Carton Council of Canada. “Creativity and collaboration are important elements of the REOI program. We look forward to the success of the Dysart team’s efforts.”


CCC has set aside an aggregate amount of $70,000 to support projects brought forward through this REOI in 2022. Once approved, projects must be completed within a maximum of two years from the REOI’s launch (i.e., no later than May 4, 2024).

Expressions of interest pertaining to the following areas of focus will be considered:

  • Consulting services to enable or to optimize, carton sorting processes. This includes any or all of MRF configuration, sorter placement, technology and storage.
  • Financing for audits (e.g., inbound material, container stream, paper stream, bales, etc.), pilot projects and equipment. Example of the later include investments in automation (optical sorters, robots), extensions to existing conveyors and the splitting of bunkers to allocate room for sorted cartons.
  • Awareness campaigns to increase the quantity of cartons in the stream.
  • Any other focus area that would benefit carton recovery.

It is important to note that cartons do not have to be the sole focus of the project and can be part of a broader initiative.

Full details related to eligibility and the REOI application process


The Carton Council of Canada (CCC) is composed of four leading carton manufacturers – Elopak, Pactiv Evergreen, SIG Combibloc, and Tetra Pak. Formed in 2010, CCC works to deliver long-term collaborative solutions in order to divert valuable cartons from disposal. Carton Council of Canada provides a platform for carton manufacturers in Canada to benchmark and profile cartons as renewable, recyclable and low-carbon packaging solutions.

For the past 12 years, CCC has been working with all stakeholders in the recycling supply chain to increase carton collection and recovery. There is demand for feedstock from food and beverage cartons to make new products, including paper products and building materials.

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The Municipality of Dysart et al is located in the heart of the Haliburton Highlands in Ontario.

Dysart provides waste management programs to approximately 7,128 residents in 7,298 households (6,966 single-family, 332 multi-family units); 3,957 of which are considered seasonal households.

Dysart manages five staffed waste disposal sites where residents drop off household waste. At no cost, residents can drop-off up to three bags of garbage in clear bags, and unlimited recycling sorted into containers and papers (two-stream recycling). There is no curbside collection in Dysart.

In Dysart, cartons are accepted in its containers recycling stream. 


Please direct questions to Isabelle Faucher at or by phone at (647) 967-5881.