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.
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
- Improve service delivery by adopting best-in-class solutions
- Conserve landfill space
- Increase natural soil enhancements
- Reduce GHG emissions
Access funding to help you divert waste or optimize your waste stream management.
Study: Waste stream management
Address specific waste stream challenges to improve local waste management. Assess potential solutions with a study grant.Read more
Capital project: Waste reduction and diversion
Divert municipal solid waste from a landfill. Finance a waste reduction and diversion project with capital funding.Read more
Capital project: Waste stream management
Address specific waste stream challenges to improve local waste management. Finance a waste stream management project with capital funding.Read more
Pilot project: Waste reduction and diversion
Evaluate a solution for diverting municipal solid waste from a landfill. Develop a smaller-scale version of your project in real-life conditions with a pilot project grant.Read more
Gain the knowledge, tools, and support you need to undertake and execute sustainable waste solutions.
Webinar recordings: Best practices in municipal sustainability
Innovations and opportunities in energy, waste, water, transportation and land useRead more
Webinar recordings: Plastic waste management solutions for Canadian municipalities
Part of our Thinking Big series, these sessions explore new ways to manage plastic waste through practical circular economy approachesRead more
Read about real-world implementations of municipal sustainable waste projects.
Have a question?
Contact our Programs Outreach team for more information on available waste funding and eligibility.
The Green Municipal Fund is a $1 billion program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.