First Nations Waste Minimization

Recycling Toolkit

Many First Nations would like to reduce waste in their community, but finding a starting point is a challenge. To help address this, Green Action Centre, with funding from Indigenous Services Canada, pulled key information together into a single, step-by-step guide to assist Manitoba First Nations and northern communities in tackling waste management and recycling. Note that the Toolkit is being revamped and a new version will be available in Spring 2020. Please contact if you would like to receive a copy when it’s ready.

Download the full pdf [low resolution] or by section [high resolution pdfs for printing]:

Cover, Intro and Table of Contents

A. How to Use this Toolkit

B. Overview of Recycling

C. Recycling in Manitoba

D. Six Steps to Start Recycling

E. Industry Recycling Organizations

F. Funding Assistance

G. Educational Resources

Additional Resources:

Public Education:

For more information on the Toolkit, please contact Beth McKechnie: or call 204-925-3777 ext. 102.

To learn more about reducing waste in your Manitoba First Nation community, contact Amy Smith: or Cesar Flores:

For information on the RISE 2020 Teachers’ Conference, contact Chantel Henderson: or call 204-925-3777 ext. 107.