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The Ministry of the Environment works to protect and sustain Ontario’s air, land, and water.

About the ministry

April 17, 2014

Celebrating Two Billion Containers Returned

Thanks to Ontario residents, two billion alcohol containers have been recycled into new products through the Ontario Deposit Return Program.
April 10, 2014

Protecting Timmins-Area Drinking Water

Ontario has approved the Mattagami Region Source Protection Plan to strengthen local source-to-tap drinking water protection.
April 9, 2014

Madoc Camp and Owner Fined $12,000 for Failing to Comply with a Ministry Order

Belleville - A Madoc camp and owner were fined $12,000 for failing to comply with a ministry order in relation to the inspection of a drinking water...

Protecting Ontario’s Environment

At the Ministry of the Environment our vision is a healthy environment for a strong Ontario. We see new approaches and solutions arising right across Ontario – in communities creating more sustainable futures, in businesses cutting waste and costs, and among researchers developing innovations for a growing green marketplace.

We work with people across the province to protect our air, land, and water. Our goal is a healthy environment where Ontario’s people, businesses and communities thrive, now and in the future.