City of Cornwall council and staff are working to make our community more sustainable. Use this page to discover projects we’re working on, and things you can do to get involved.

Check out these other pages for information about Adopt-a-Street, improving your home’s energy efficiency, flood risk reduction, flushables and FOGs, sewers and sewer laterals, The River Institute, Transition Cornwall +, wastewater services, and water purification.

Check out our gardening resources by clicking here.

Water conservation initiatives are underway. Check out:

 Waste management initiatives

The City of Cornwall's waste management division is constantly evolving to improve the way we manage your waste.

In 2021, the City implemented a two-bag limit to encourage residents to limit their trash. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of diversion opportunities like:

Also in 2021, the City announced its food waste plan. Organic waste - also known as kitchen scraps - will be collected at the curb and processed to make biogas and fertilizer.

Your garden can benefit from the City's waste! We give away compost and mulch for free - find out where and when.

 City of Cornwall initiatives

City of Cornwall Council aims to show leadership in sustainability and climate change impact - check out their strategic goals.

In 2020, the City added two vehicles to its fleet: one electric, one hybrid. Staff will track operating and maintenance costs for these more sustainable vehicles.

The Environment and Climate Change Committee meets regularly. Committee members aim to provide a local perspective on climate change initiatives with respect to greenhouse gas emissions targets as well as provide a framework to work towards climate change goals, strategic direction and priority actions. 

The City aims to reduce its energy consumption and environmental impact by meeting goals set in the Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan.


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Carl Goodwin
Division Manager, Environment
861 Second Street West, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
Phone: 613-930-2787 ext. 2582
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