Volumes of things like foam, insulation etc. aren't important as can be compressed. Weight is a better measure of waste. One thing not being considered is the nature of the waste- drywall, concrete, soil etc. is non-toxic, relatively safe. In Pickering, (a town known for its mega landfill site- mostly Toronto trash) all toxic waste, all tires, all batteries, all paint, all used oil, all glass etc. could be dropped of for free at the site- subject to a 500 Kilogram daily limit per household. Their recycling program was 80-90% effective. Every school field trip to the local parks, conservation areas etc. stressed the need for use of recycleable packaging etc. Tupperware was the most popular form of wrapper/container at all levels of school for lunch packaging. In Timmins, you pay $5.00 per tire to dispose of them- most used tires end up in the bush and the city pays more than $5 to retrieve and then recycle them. Used paint and used car oil gets poured down the nearest sewer as the city will not pick them up unless it is during the $75,000 recycling day they have set up. Priorities have to be rethought.