Nova Scotia ranks fourth in Canada in recycling and composting

When it comes to recycling and composting, P.E.I. is now the best in Canada.

The P.E.I. government is citing newly released figures from Statistics Canada that show the province keeps more waste out of landfills, per person, than anywhere else in the country.

A 2014 survey shows Islanders each diverted an average of 429 kilograms of waste to recycling or organic processing.

That's well above the Canadian average at 255 kilograms per person.

Nova Scotia was fourth in the country at 296 kilograms per person, while New Brunswick was seventh, well under the national average, at 180 kilograms per person.

(With files from The Canadian Press)

Region 2014 Population
(thousands)
All Materials Diverted
(2 years, tonnes)
Materials Diverted Per
Person (2 years, kg)
Rank
Prince Edward Island 145.8 62,604 429.4 1
British Columbia 4645.3 1,665,077 358.4 2
Quebec 8214.5 2,662,655 324.1 3
Nova Scotia 943.3 279,031 295.8 4
Canada 35544.6 9,057,177 254.8 -
Ontario 13685.2 3,044,657 222.5 5
Alberta 4108.3 801,577 195.1 6
New Brunswick 754.9 135,791 179.9 7
Saskatchewan 1121.3 173,953 155.1 8
Manitoba 1281 184,024 143.7 9
Newfoundland and Labrador 528.3 29,972 56.7 10
Yukon, NWT, Nunavut 116.8 3,193 27.3 11

*Data from Statistics Canada