GMF helps municipalities build a future in which waste is avoided, recovered, and reused through responsible resource management.

We give local governments access to innovative, technically and economically viable environmentally sustainable solutions to their waste challenges. By leveraging our funding and training, GMF provides municipalities the means and resources to lead the transition to sustainable Canadian communities. 

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What We Fund

  • Waste diversion
  • Waste stream management

How it can help 

Implement waste-management solutions and reduce, reuse and recycle solid waste:

  • Recycle, compost, or divert solid waste from your landfill
  • Address your community’s specific waste-stream management challenges

Benefits

  • Improve service delivery by adopting best-in-class solutions
  • Conserve landfill space
  • Increase natural soil enhancements 
  • Reduce GHG emissions
Available Funding
Access funding to help you divert waste or optimize your waste stream management.
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Study: Waste stream management

We fund feasibility studies of initiatives that address specific waste stream challenges (e.g., biosolids, diapers, polystyrene, certain plastics, other substances). This funding helps Canadian cities and communities of all sizes improve their waste stream management.

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Capital project: Waste diversion

We fund capital projects for initiatives that divert at least 60% of municipal solid waste from your landfill, no matter how much you’re already diverting (i.e., 0-59%).

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Capital project: Waste stream management

We fund capital projects for initiatives that address specific waste stream challenges (e.g., biosolids, diapers, polystyrene, plastics, other substances).

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Pilot project: Waste diversion

We fund pilot projects for initiatives that have the potential to help you divert at least 60% of municipal solid waste from your landfill, no matter how much you’re already diverting (i.e., 0-59%). 

Featured resources
Gain the knowledge, tools, and support you need to undertake and execute sustainable waste solutions.
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Webinar recordings: Best practices in municipal sustainability

Watch our five-part webinar series and discover innovations and opportunities in municipal energy, waste, water, transportation and land use initiatives.

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Webinar recordings: Plastic waste management solutions for Canadian municipalities

Watch our webinar recordings to see how your Canadian municipality can reduce and better manage your plastic waste through innovative solutions and approaches.

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Webinar recording: Optimizing your wastewater treatment plant

Discover best practices and solutions you can apply to your wastewater treatment plant project and upgrade in our three-part online workshop.

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Webinar recording: Solutions to municipal sustainability challenges

Watch our webinar recordings to learn how you can address sustainability challenges in waste management, transportation and asset management in your municipality.

Successful Projects
Read about real-world implementations of municipal sustainable waste projects.
Have a question?

Contact our Outreach team for more information on available waste funding and eligibility.

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The Green Municipal Fund is a $1 billion program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

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