Sustainability Case Study: Waste reuse and recycling in Toronto

Oct 2019 Hurontario Street and Highway 403 Interchange Aerial View viewing

The Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area has embraced a circular philosophy throughout the project.

During construction, excavated materials were carefully catalogued, processed and reused or recycled wherever possible. In total, 99 per cent of the project’s waste was reused or recycled, representing over 1,220,843 tons of excavated material being internally or externally reused or recycled, the equivalent to nine times the weight of
the CN Tower, which is 130,000 tons.

By maintaining high environmental standards and embracing a philosophy of resource efficiency throughout our projects, John Laing is contributing to a more circular economy.

Read more about Hurontario here.