Manitobans are doing a great job of recycling. We collected 84,224,484 kilograms of packaging and printed paper in 2018, that’s an average of 69.8 kg per person! Here’s how the different parts of the province did:


Region Total kg Recycled Average kg Recycled Per Capita
Central West 1,151,276 48.4
East 5,017,008 53.7
Interlake 3,803,807 58.9
North 2,341,249 70.7
North West 1,742,017 55.5
South Central 5,200,351 54.4
South West 6,098,037 64.5
Winnipeg and Area 58,140,999 75.5
Subtotal 83,494,744 69.2
Post Secondary Education Institutions 729,740
Total 84,224,484 69.8


Last year, we were able to recover 84.4% of packaging and printed paper in the province. We can increase our rates by educating ourselves to become better recyclers.

We also included recovery rates for the materials we collect in our program. For more details on individual materials, please visit to view our annual report.

Material Recovery Rates 2018




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