Manitobans are doing a great job of recycling. We collected 77,560,321 kilograms of packaging and printed paper in 2020, that’s an average of 64.2 kg per person! Here’s how the different parts of the province did:


Region Total kg Recycled Average kg Recycled Per Capita
Central West 1,129,468 44.8
East 5,106,238 54.7
Interlake 3,492,229 54.0
North 1,760,669 54.1
North West 1,741,299 54.6
South Central 5,359,995 56.0
South West 5,930,819 62.7
Winnipeg and Area 52,838,202 68.6
Subtotal 77,358,919 64.0
Post Secondary Education Institutions 201,402
Total 77,560,321 64.2


Last year, we were able to recover 80.3% 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 2020




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