CIF Connections

Last Call to Earn Four Continuing Education Units for the 2017 Datacall

Register today for CIF’s Fundamental Principles in Recycling Planning Participants say it’s a great value for staff who want to learn something new, deepen their knowledge on specific, technical topics, or simply update their knowledge at a time when developments are requiring a strong understanding of the blue box system in its entirety. This course is unique in its comprehensiveness. The multi-module course provides insights to support staff decisions for planning, implementing and operating a blue box recycling program. The course [...]

Municipalities Invest in Collection Programs through CIF Program

Most of our stakeholders will know the CIF provides Municipalities and First Nations with the opportunity to purchase blue boxes, recycling carts, and reusable bags at economies of scale pricing through the Cooperative Container Procurement Program (CCPP). In fact, since April 2016 more than 50 municipalities have invested nearly $2M in their collection programs through this tender. The current CCPP is scheduled to wrap up March 2018 and with that in mind CIF is asking you for your advice on whether [...]

Earn Four Continuing Education Units for the 2017 Datacall and Upgrade Your Skills

The next session of CIF’s Fundamental Principles in Recycling Planning is now open Over the past few months, CIF has been offering this new online course. Participants say it’s a great value for staff who want to learn something new, deepen their knowledge on specific, technical topics, or simply update their knowledge at a time when developments are requiring a strong understanding of the blue box system in its entirety. This course is unique in its comprehensiveness. The multi-module course provides [...]

Commodity Market Trends*

China is the largest importer of recovered materials in the world, accounting for approximately 27% of global scrap imports.  In July, China informed the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it will be imposing a ban on importing 24 types of scrap as of September 2017. In its response to the ban, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) suggests that the current language used by China does not differentiate between waste (garbage with no value) and scrap (defined by [...]

Use the Change of Seasons to Promote Program Changes

It’s been proven that people tend to be more open to changing routine behaviours during times of transition. In that light, the Fall offers a golden opportunity to educate residents about ways to change their habits to tune up their recycling performance. If you’re planning your Fall or Winter campaign, this blog offers a reminder of the many free resources, tracking components, and training opportunities that will support your efforts. Image databanks & other online resources Consider aligning your campaign with other [...]

Niagara Fibre Optical Sorting Success Story

With the help of CIF funding, a $2.56 million FOSS, including two TiTech optical sort units rated at a combined 24 tonnes/hr, was procured through a competitive RFP process and was designed, manufactured, supplied, installed and commissioned by Van Dyk Baler Corporation. The system was installed in the MRF to increase the recovery of old corrugated cardboard (OCC) and boxboard (OBB) from the newsprint stream and to reduce the level of contamination in the newsprint stream. After installation of the FOSS, [...]