Manitobans are doing a great job of recycling. We collected 76,008,887 kilograms of packaging and printed paper in 2021, that’s an average of 59.6 kg per person! Here’s how the different parts of the province did:


Region Total kg Recycled Average kg Recycled Per Capita
Central West 1,036,742 38.4
East 5,327,100 51.6
Interlake 3,740,730 55.7
North 1,660,835 51.9
North West 1,732,828 55.4
South Central 5,121,750 52.3
South West 5,826,659 60.4
Winnipeg and Area 51,308,626 62.6
Subtotal 75,755,270 59.4
Post Secondary Education Institutions 253,617
Total 76,008,887 59.6


Last year, we were able to recover 73.2% 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 2021




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