Manitobans are doing a great job of recycling. We collected 82,308,670 kilograms of packaging and printed paper in 2019, that’s an average of 68.1 kg per person! Here’s how the different parts of the province did:


Region Total kg Recycled Average kg Recycled Per Capita
Central West 1,060,514 42.0
East 5,084,120 54.4
Interlake 3,737,507 57.8
North 2,053,785 63.2
North West 1,815,996 56.4
South Central 5,331,032 55.7
South West 5,972,594 63.2
Winnipeg and Area 56,639,515 73.5
Subtotal 81,695,063 67.6
Post Secondary Education Institutions 613,607
Total 82,308,670 68.1


Last year, we were able to recover 85.7% 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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