Funded Projects

Click on the links in the strategic areas in the table below to see a listing of projects underway or completed including reports as they become available.

MIPC Strategic Area Projects
Approved
Total Funding ($millions)
Best Practices 410 $47.719
Innovation 14 $2.164
Emerging Technologies 10 $0.550
Communication & Education 88 $1.306
Project Support 41 $0.941
Centre of Excellence 119 $4.664
Total 682 $57.344

Best Practices

complete-button2Title: Creating & Maintaining a Greener Black-River Matheson (#100)
Proponent: Twp. Of Black-River Matheson
CIF Funding: $41,900

Project designed to increase number of recycling depots in BRM from 1 to 3 & incorporate recycling in all municipal operations (i.e. facilities, parks and picnic areas). Includes a promotion and education element.

No final report.


complete-button2Title: Cooperative Recycling Plan (#102)
Proponent: Townships of Gillies
CIF Funding: $40,000

Developed cooperative recycling plan for 6 rural municipalities surrounding City of Thunder Bay (Townships of Gilles, O’Connor, Oliver-Paipoonge, Neebing, Conmee & Shuniah).

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complete-button2Title: Materials Recycling Centre Viability Review (#103)
Proponent: Norfolk and Haldimand Counties
CIF Funding: $19,000

Studied impact of Haldimand County removing themselves and their material from the current co-ownership arrangement with Norfolk MRF.

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complete-button2Title: Recycling Transfer Facility (#110)
Proponent: Fort Frances
CIF Funding: $15,000

Phase 1 study of options to develop BB transfer facility.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Expansion of Blue Box Collection (#112)
Proponent: Elliot Lake
CIF Funding: $1,100

Expand curbside recycling collection to new residential development; support for communications and recycling boxes.

Report |


complete-button2Title: Recycling Program Development (#117)
Proponent: Township of Assiginack
CIF Funding: $51,400

Implementation of a depot-based blue box recycling program in the municipality. Support also for promotion and education efforts and the purchase of blue boxes for the residents of the Township.

Report |


complete-button2Title: Integrated Waste Management Plan (#120)
Proponent: Township of Elizabethtown- Kitley
CIF Funding: $12,900

Developed integrated waste management plan.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Renfrew County MRF Plan (#121)
Proponent: Township of McNab-Braeside
CIF Funding: $14,000

Prepared business plan to consider purchase of Bauman MRF in Renfrew County.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Municipal Contracts Database (#122)
CIF Funding: $87,000

The goal is to provide an on-line resource to municipalities that will increase the quality of recycling contracts, transfer better/best practices into tenders and agreements, reduce contract administration and associated costs, harmonize tender processes and documents for service providers, and potentially provide a training resource for anticipated contract management course (EE project 341). The project team will:

  1. gather, catalogue, review and annotate a database of municipal blue box contracts;
  2. develop a searchable index on a website to match user profiles;
  3. identify preferred practices and remove municipal ID, note challenges and opportunities in the documents and
  4. periodically update against current events i.e.,CIF, revised practices, new requirements.

complete-button2Title: Optimizing Stratford’s Blue Box Program – Part 2 (#124)
Proponent: City of Stratford
CIF Funding: $33,500

Program to evaluate & improve recycling at multi-residential facilities and depot.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Implement MRes Best Practice; Signage for Recycling Depots (#125)
Proponent: City of Sarnia
CIF Funding: $58,875

Implement best practices with database update, site visits, performance monitoring, new P&E, additional carts.

Report |


complete-button2Title: Waste Management Plan (#129)
Proponent: City of Timmins
CIF Funding: $30,000

Develop waste management plan to increase waste diversion and initiate long term waste management plan.

| Report & Supplemental Report |


complete-button2Title: Automated Single Stream Processing (#135)
Proponent: Bluewater Recycling Association
CIF Funding: $2,000,000

Goal: convert dual stream MRF to an automated single stream processing facility. Objectives include:

  1. Reduce labour costs by 50%;
  2. Reduce collection costs by 25% with single stream collection;
  3. Increase ability to accept material from other municipalities;
  4. Increase production capacity;
  5. Provide a safer work environment for employees and reduce WSIB claims.

Companion study of collection efficiency available under Project 176.

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complete-button2Title: North Shore Lake Superior Recycling Study (#136)
CIF Funding: $20,000

Objective: Review the options for implementing blue box recycling along the North Shore of Lake Superior from Dorion to Manitouwadge.

Findings: The evaluation considered a number of program implementation options for the participating communities.  The recommended approach is to share the cost of a vehicle for curbside collection in the communities and cooperate on the storage and transportation of the recyclables to the processing facility.

  • The report has been forwarded to the participating communities for consideration by the respective councils.

Title: MRF Upgrades (#137)
Proponent: Quinte Waste Solutions (QWS)
CIF Funding: $140,000

Upgrade sort lines; make other minor improvements for improved MRF efficiency to reduce overtime, unscheduled downtime and processing backlogs while considering feasibility of new MRF construction. Costs shared between CIF, QWS and their contractor.


complete-button2Title: Eddy Current Installation (#138)
Proponent: Bruce Area Solid Waste Recycling
CIF Funding: $49,550

Install Eddy current separator in MRF.

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complete-button2Title: MRF Upgrade – Fibre Line (#142)
Proponent: Niagara Region
CIF Funding: $525,000

Install new bottom feed conveyors and baler to improve the fiber handling efficiency of fiber handling in place of non-automated loader. Modify disk screens to improve the ONP #8 quality.

Report |


complete-button2Title: Southwestern Ontario Regional MRF (#146)
Proponent: City of London
CIF Funding: $4,500,000

City of London is requesting capital funding for $15 million 75,000 tpy two-stream regional MRF. Preliminary estimates suggest that a regional facility will save $10 to 15 per tonne ($0.75 to $1.1 million per year) in net system costs. Potential partners include Oxford County, Norfolk County, Brant County, Wellington County, City of Brantford, City of Stratford, City of Sarnia and some individual municipalities from Middlesex County, Elgin County and Lambton Counties. Preliminary discussions are underway with these municipalities.

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complete-button2Title: Decision Tree Tool (#148)
CIF Funding: $21,700

Development of a decision tree for blue box transfer stations.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Multi-residential (MR) Containers (#149)
Proponent: Quinte Waste Solutions
CIF Funding: $61,700

Implement E&E best practice on MR collection containers.

Report | 5.7 MB file


complete-button2Title: Integrated Waste Management Plans (#150)
Proponent: Quinte Waste Solutions
CIF Funding: $30,000

Developed integrated waste management plan.

| Report | 8 MB file


complete-button2Title: Open Space (#152)
CIF Funding: $25,000

Extension of Nestle Waters and City of Sarnia pilot.

Report |


complete-button2Title: Recycling Services Cooperative RFP Development (#153)
Proponent: Town of Carleton Place
Funding: $9,000

Support for the development of a co-operative RFP for recycling services for the municipalities within Lanark County: Mississippi Mills, Carleton Place, Perth, Drummond/North Elmsley Twp, Beckwith Twp, Montague Twp, Tay Valley Twp, and Lanark Highlands Twp.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Material Processing Option Review (#155)
Proponent: Simcoe County
CIF Funding: $45,000

Reviewed MRF operations and transportation alternatives.

| Report | (File size: 4 MB)

| Report Appendices | (File size: 11 MB)


complete-button2Title: Program Blue Prints (#158)
CIF Funding: $100,000

Developed blue prints to examine program improvements in light of better and best practices.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Open Space Recycling Literature Search (#159)
CIF Funding: $8,500

A literature search was conducted on all existing open space recycling programs. The data was reviewed to determine if the search identified any “better practices” in public space recycling. “Review of Literature Search Results” report attached. The project resulted in a compilation of studies and reports on open space recycling. This information was evaluated and consolidated under project 202.

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complete-button2Title: Sawtooth Bin Wall (#160)
Proponent: Elizabeth Kitley
CIF Funding: $26,000

Construction of sawtooth wall to facilitate roll-off bins for recyclables at transfer station.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Optical Sorting (#161)
Proponent: Niagara Region
CIF Funding: $595,000

Improve container line in MRF with optical sorting and film recovery system.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Recycling Transfer Station (#162)
Proponent: Timmins
CIF Funding: $436,418

Construct transfer station for BB material as result of recommendations in CIF #129.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Blue Box Governance Review (#170)
Proponent: Cochrane
CIF Funding: $7,000

CIF managed BB program; recommended options to enhance program at request of the Town.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Program Review (#171)
Proponent: Sault North Waste Management Council
CIF Funding: $7,000

CIF managed project to evaluate and recommend BB program enhancements for consideration at the request of the proponents.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Eastern Ontario MRF Opportunities (#172)
CIF Funding: $20,000

Review current status of municipal contracts and programs around and east of Ottawa – develop MRF Strategy as requested by CIF Committee.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Automated Blue Box Recycling Collection (#173)
Proponent: City of Timmins
CIF Funding: $517,000

Support for incremental cost of automation component of vehicles for automated BB recycling collection, plus recycling cart purchase and promotion and education.

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complete-button2Title: Bluewater Efficiency Study (#176)
CIF Funding: $39,047

AET and Jacques Whitford to review collection efficiency of Bluewater Recycling Association’s change to automated single stream collection.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: MRF Upgrade (#177)
Proponent: City of Guelph

CIF Funding: $336,128

Capitalization of a new optical sorter for containers; expected to reduce overtime and labour costs while improving throughput and capture of residual materials.

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complete-button2Title: Tower Renewal – Maximizing Residential Waste Diversion, Part A (#178)
Proponent: City of Toronto
CIF Funding: $38,500

Toronto’s Tower Renewal is a pilot project to rejuvenate 11 large concrete-frame, high-rise residential towers with plans for energy & water conservation,waste reduction and community revitalization. The CIF project focused on increasing BB recycling; Part B would be to implement recommendations.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Waste Shed Analysis (#179)
CIF Funding: $36,100

University of Waterloo was to undertake a transportation study to develop waste shed opportunities. Project is closed and was not completed because it became redundant with the AECOM study requested by MIPC (see #367).


complete-button2Title: Development Support for Cooperative Collection and Processing RFP (#180)
Proponent:
Mattawa/Paineau-Cameron
CIF Funding: $7,500

Support proponent communities in joint evaluation of a multi-municipal recycling RFP and investigate viability of developing a transfer station.

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complete-button2Title: Multi-residential (MR) Performance Indicators (#183)
Proponent: City of London
CIF Funding: $6,000

Develop MR best practice benchmarks.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Blue Box Transfer Station (#186)
Proponent: Halton Region
CIF Funding: $175,000

Construct transfer facility for BB materials to allow for transportation to processing facility.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Blue Box (BB) Transfer Station upgrades (#187)
Proponent: Kenora
CIF Funding: $248,833

Upgrades to transfer facility to allow for loading into a compaction trailer.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Large Capacity Blue Boxes (BBO for Container Stream (#189)
Proponent: Durham Region
CIF Funding: $921,800

Support to purchase, distribute and provide P&E for larger sized residential recycling container. Program to add capacity at the curbside and provide support for distribution and P&E.

| Waste Audit and Trend Analysis Report |

| Summary Report |


complete-button2Title: MRF Commissioning Protocol (#191)
CIF Funding: $6,600

Develop a MRF commissioning Protocol best practice document.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Implement Multi-residential (MF) Best Practices (#193)
Proponent: Durham Region
CIF Funding: $71,400

Implement best practices for MR recycling with database update, site visits, performance monitoring, new P&E, more carts, in-unit containers for all MR households.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Transfer Facility Upgrades (#194)
Proponent: Fort Frances
CIF Funding: $74,379

Upgrade loading ramp for transfer of recyclables; construct public drop-off depot.

| Report |


Title: Waste Management Plan (#196)
Proponent: Timiskaming Shores
CIF Funding: $6,100

Develop Waste Management Plan.


complete-button2Title: Multi-residential (MR) Container Density Factors (#201)
CIF Funding: $5,700

Visual inspections at MR buildings to determine average density factors & benchmark recycling performance.

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complete-button2Title: Better Practices in Open Space Recycling (#202)
CIF Funding: $4,410

This project involved evaluating the results of Project 159 to determine if any Best Practices in open space recycling were identifiable and proven through quantitative analysis. The resulting report summarizes identified better practices for consideration in developing open space recycling programs.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Compaction Bins for Municipal Transfer Station (#209)
Proponent: McDougall Township
CIF Funding: $53,822

Install compaction bins to collect recyclables at the drop off depot.Compaction bins will reduce number of hauls to the transfer facilityand significantly reduce the transportation costs.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Collection RFP Development (#211)
Proponent: South Frontenac
CIF Funding: $10,000

Consulting support to develop RFP for recycling collection and processing services for the Township.

| Report | Request for Proposal |


complete-button2Title: Implement Multi-residential (MR) Best Practices (#212)
Proponent: Niagara Region
CIF Funding: $249,750

Implement region-wide MR best practices to include: increasing and standardizing services levels; the number of recycling carts to 1 cart for every 7 residential units, distributing new P&E materials, updating the multi-res database and delivering a range of outreach activities.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Integrated Recycling Plans (#215)
CIF Funding: $33,900

Development of a Municipal Waste Recycling Strategy template that can be used by municipalities to assist them with meeting best practices as laid out originally by WDO (now the Resource Recovery and Productivity Authority).

CIF Waste Recycling Planning webpage


complete-button2Title: MRF ESCO (#216)
Proponent: City of Guelph
CIF Funding: $10,000

A review of the energy efficiency of Guelph’s MRF was completed by Optimira Energy (one of the three CIF pre-approved ESCO auditors). Over the long term, the project identified in excess of $1 million in potential low cost operational improvements and capital investments that are eligible for CIF funding. CIF and Guelph staff are currently exploring implementation of these options.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Implement MRes Best Practices (#218)
Proponent: City of London
CIF Funding: $194,725

City of London will focus on increasing their cart to unit ratio to 1:7 and will introduce cardboard bin collection. The project will also implement multi-res best practices (update database, site visits, performance monitoring, new P&E) and delivery out-reach activities to buildings.

| Report |


Title: Building Code & Design Standards
for Multi-residential (MR) (#219)
CIF Funding: $49,770

Develop standards to store and collect recyclables in MR buildings to assist municipalities and property owners to reach the province’s waste diversion targets; assess the Ontario Building Code (OBC) to identify provision to change to implement the standards; recommend new measures for BB recyclables management system in MR buildings under the LEED certification process.

Part 1: Municipal Design Standards

Part 2: LEED

Part 3: Ontario Building Code Change Recommendations

OBC Change Form


complete-button2Title: Implement Multi-residential (MR) Best Practices (#221)
Proponent: City of St. Thomas

CIF Funding: $27,000

The City of St. Thomas has 105 multi-residential buildings. St. Thomas will implement multi-res best practices including: complete site visits, update database, increase recycling cart capacity, develop and deliver new P&E materials.

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complete-button2Title: Recycling Program Evaluation (#225)
Proponent: Municipality of Killarney
CIF Funding: $6,000

Review existing BB recycling program and recommend possible options for program enhancement; undertaken by the CIF at the request of the Municipality.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Multi-Municipal Recycling Program Development (#226)
Proponent: North East Superior
CIF Funding: $15,000

Completed project to examine the potential to develop a cooperative BB recycling program in the eastern Lake Superior area; undertaken by the CIF at the request of the Town of Wawa.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: MRF Upgrade (#227)
Proponent: Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre (OVWRC)
CIF Funding: $20,000

Assistance to install backscraping drum to reduce “black belt” in OVWRC’s MRF to improve sorting efficiencies. The new drum improved fibre sorting efficiencies by over 3 tonnes//hr and reduced combined labour and processing costs by over $8,500 in the first 6 months of operations.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Recycling Program Evaluation (#230)
Proponent: West Nipissing
CIF Funding: $11,390

Recycling processing operations review with options to consider for program enhancement; undertaken by CIF at the request of the Municipality.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: MRF ESCO (#232)
Proponent: Northumberland County
CIF Funding: $7,500

MCW Consulting completed an energy efficiency study of Northumberland’s MRF; identified potential savings of almost $10,000/yr through lighting retrofit program.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Expansion of Blue Box Collection (#235)
Proponent: County of Peterborough
CIF Funding: $15,000

Funding support to develop collection services RFP resulted in award of 7 year contract to BFI Canada (formerly WSI) with an approximate value of $10 million to start April 1, 2011 for the collection of Blue Box recycling and pilot curbside organics in one village. County staff worked with BFI to optimize collection routing into zones rather than routes based on municipal boundaries; resulted in increased efficiency in collection and simplified services.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: MRes Access Database Template (#236)
CIF Funding: $7,600

This project will develop a database template for multi-res properties. The template will be available for use by Ontario municipalities.

CIF Multi-Residential Recycling webpage


complete-button2Title: Multi-residential (MR) Community Housing Recycling Rooms (#237)
Proponent: City of Toronto
CIF Funding: $212,500

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) is North America’s largest social housing agency with 58,000 units in 330 buildings. Project to create recycling rooms in 25 buildings by retrofitting moving rooms; includes improving security, upgrading ventilation systems and lighting, installing bumpers, convex mirrors, signage etc.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Integrated Recycling Plan (#240)
Proponent: Sarnia
CIF Funding: $45,000

Piloting of the CIF Recycling Planning Guideline and Template. Seven municipalities in Lambton County requested assistance from CIF with plan development and agreed to pilot the new planning template.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Haldimand County Transfer Station (#241)
Proponent: Haldimand County
CIF Funding: $916,942

In late 2008 the municipalities of Haldimand and Norfolk received funding from the CIF (Project 103) to conduct a review of the future viability of their jointly owned facility and to explore the various options. The completed report concluded that cessation of mrf operations and transfer of the two communities materials to more cost effective processors was the best option. Based on this information, Haldimand subsequently applied for and received funding in Jan of 2010 to construct a transfer station.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: The Big Blue: Increase Container Capacity and Control Litter (#242)
Proponent: City of Greater Sudbury

CIF Funding: $42,000

The purchase and distribution of large size (32 gallon) bins for recycling collection. Support for the purchase and distribution of 1000 large bins for the single stream recycling materials. Bins will be sold to residents at City cost.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Open Space Recycling in Canada (#248)
CIF Funding: $3,600

Subsequent to completion of Project 202, CIF Projects Committee requested that an additional scan be completed to determine if any further research on better practices in open space recycling, supported by quantified analysis, had been conducted by municipalities across Canada but not published. This project supports the findings of Project 202 in that while many municipalities have open space recycling programs, the number that have quantitatively evaluated their performance is limited.

| Synopsis |


complete-button2Title: Implement MRes Best Practices (#250)
Proponent: Region of Waterloo
CIF Funding: $171,500

Waterloo will ‘relaunch’ their multi-res program.  The project will implement best practices (update database, site visits, performance monitoring, new p&e, increase number of carts).  Will distribute in-unit containers to all multi-res households.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: MRF Upgrade (#251)
Proponent: Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre
CIF Funding: $867

Funding has been approved to co-fund an ergonomic assessment of Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre’s container and fibre lines. The objective of the study is to identify preventative measures to reduce MSD (musculoskeletal disorder) related injuries, lost time and alternative duty costs.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Public Sector MRF Capacity and Capability Study (#254)
CIF Funding: $75,000

To provide individual municipal owners, The Association of Municipalities of Ontario, Toronto and Stewardship Ontario with a comprehensive independent
information on the capacity, capability, condition and expansion plans of public sector MRFs in Ontario.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Town of Perth Recycling Program Enhancements (#255)
Proponent: Town of Perth
Funding: $36,500

Project to implement best practices and enhancements to improve the performance of Perth’s recycling program. The project is providing funding support for the development of a new tender that includes the change to 2 stream collection from multi stream collection and processing for an expanded list of recyclable materials. The implementation aspect of the project includes the distribution of a second large capacity recycling container, expanding the types of materials included in the program, promotion and education initiatives in regards to the program changes, and some benchmarking and monitoring to measure the impact of the changes on the system. The expected outcome is to improve the programs efficiency and boost the recovery rate by a minimum of 5%.

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complete-button2Title: Meeting Entropex’s Mixed Rigid Plastics Bale Specifications (#257)
CIF Funding: $15,000

Increase New Material The development of a bale specification and potential MRF modifications that will be required to supply material to Entropex. The work will be co-funded with Entropex.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Blue Box Recycling Plan Workshops (#258)
CIF Funding: $77,500

Project to organize and deliver up to 10, one-day workshops to present and demonstrate the CIF Recycling Plan Guideline and Template materials developed under CIF Project #215.  Workshops were held in Huntsville, Kingston, Hockley Valley, Dryden, Barrie, Sudbury, Ottawa and London.


complete-button2Title: Noelville Landfill Recycle Depot Restructure (#259)
Proponent: Noelville Landfill Recycle Depot Restructure
Funding: $55,448

Upgrading the depot/transfer area for blue box recyclables at the Noelville Landfill. Project will allow for use of 3 roll-off bins for the collection and storage of recyclables. This will enable the municipality to lower transportation costs of the recyclables to the processing facility in Sudbury. Also included in the project is the expansion of one of the pubic recycling depots due to the high volume of use of the depot.

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complete-button2Title: Recycling Program Evaluation (#260)
Proponent: Madawaksa Valley
Funding: $8,000

CIF is managing a project to review the current blue box program and recommend possible options for program enhancement. The CIF is undertaking the project at the request of the Municipality.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Recycling Program Evaluation (#261)
Proponent: Town of Bancroft
Funding: $6,000

CIF is managing a project to review the current blue box program and recommend possible options for program enhancement. The CIF is undertaking the project at the request of the Municipality.

| Report | Appendices |


complete-button2Title: Recycling Program Evaluation (#262)
Proponent: Township of Killaloe, Hargarty & Richards
Funding: $6,000

CIF is managing a project to review the current blue box program and recommend possible options for program enhancement. The CIF is undertaking the project at the request of the Township.

| Report | Appendices |


complete-button2Title: Recycling Program Evaluation (#263)
Proponent: Township of North Dundas
Funding: $6,474

CIF is managing a project to review the current blue box program and recommend possible options for program enhancement. The CIF is undertaking the project at the request of the Municipality.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Recycling Strategy Development (#266)
Proponent: Town of Blind River
Funding: $15,000

Development of a blue box recycling plan.

| Report |


Title: P&E Enhancement (#269)
Proponent: City of Sarnia
Funding: $5,000

Pilot Promotion and Education project (3 sites to test). Development of a web portal for the promotion of the recycling program. Web site includes a waste exchange element as well as program information. Usage of the website will be monitored to determine the effectiveness of the tool.


complete-button2Title: MRF Upgrade – Container Baler System (#271)
Proponent: Northumberland
Funding: $209,025

This project involved replacing Northumberland’s existing container baler which has been in operation since 1991. The new baler is expected to save Northumberland approximately $70K/year in reduced maintenance, labour and transportation costs while eliminating a production pinch point in the facility. This project is part of an ongoing effort to modernize this facility and reduce its operating costs.

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complete-button2Title: Recycling Strategy Development (#274)
Proponent: Town of Plympton-Wyoming
Funding: $8,795

Development of a Recycling Plan for the Town of Plympton-Wyoming.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Simcoe County School Recycling Program (#277)
Proponent: County of Simcoe
Funding: $85,000

This project involves implementation of a school recycling program in cooperation with the County’s local school boards.  The new program will be consistent with the County’s blue box program and will promote the correct way to recycle within the County. The new program is expected to divert approximately 500 tonnes/yr of recyclables and reduce curbside contamination.  Approximately $85,000 in funding, representing 43% of the eligible costs was provided by the CIF.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Roll-off Bins for Glass Collection (#278)
Proponent: Township of North Frontenac
Funding: $4,820

Assist with the purchase of bins to be used to collect glass at the public recycling depots.

| Report |


Title: Curbside Automated Cart Collection (#284)
Proponent: City of Guelph
CIF Funding: $1,311,905

This project involves the conversion of Guelph’s bag based collection to a three stream bi-weekly blue box auto cart system at an estimated project cost of almost $11.6 million.  CIF funding of approximately $1.3 million or 49% of eligible blue box related costs has been approved. Anticipated savings on the blue box related proportion of the system costs is expected to be over $350,000/year when full implemented. Implementation is expected to take several years.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Implement MRes Best Practices (#286)
Proponent: City of Barrie
CIF Funding: $37,290

City of Barrie has 280 multi-res buildings and 7,500 units.  Barrie will implement best practices including:  complete site visits, update database, increase recycling cart capacity, develop and deliver new P&E materials.

| Report |


complete-button2Title: Guelph MRF Energy Efficiency Upgrades (#287)
Proponent: City of Guelph
CIF Funding: $118,399

This project involves funding of part of a suite of recommended energy efficiency opportunities identified as a result of a review of the Guelph mrf by an independent ESCO or Energy Services Company (see CIF Project #216).  The project cost is approximately $310,000 and is eligible for almost $28,000 in funding from other agencies.  The project received $118,399 in funding from the CIF which represents approximately 42% of the unfunded portion of the project.  Annual savings of $117,227 are expected as a result of these improvements which represents a payback of just over 1 year on the CIF investment.  Almost $700,000 in additional upgrades were identified by the consultant which Guelph staff are considering for implementation in future years.

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complete-button2Title: Cooperative Recycling Haulage (#288)
Proponent: Kenora
Funding: $137,500

A co-operative project between the Cities of Kenora and Dryden. The project is supporting the purchase of a highway tractor for Kenora to haul the recycling compaction trailers from Kenora and Dryden to the processor in Winnipeg. The project is also supporting the upgrade to Dryden’s compaction trailer to be compatible with Kenora’s transfer facility and new compaction trailer. An agreement will be signed between Kenora and Dryden for recycling material haulage services which will result in cost savings for both Kenora and Dryden.

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complete-button2Title: Implement MRes Best Practices (#301)
Proponent: Town of Perth
Funding: $6,020

The Town of Perth has 22 multi-res buildings. As part of the transitioning to a two-stream program, Perth will implement multi-res best practices including: complete site visits, update database, increase recycling cart capacity, develop and deliver new P&E materials.

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complete-button2Title: Large Curbside Containers (#302)
Proponent: City of St. Thomas
Funding: $41,500

For the purchase and distribution of the 22 gallon blue boxes for the City. The boxes will be promoted for the use of the containers stream of collection.

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complete-button2Title: MRF ESCO (#314)
Proponent: Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre
Funding: $10,000

Ameresco Canada Inc. has been selected from one of three CIF pre-approved ESCO auditors to complete an energy efficiency study of the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre. The study will endeavour to identify opportunities for energy savings in the operation of the facility.

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Title: MRes: RFID Integration with On-Board Weigh Scales (#328)
Proponent: Peel Region
Funding: $240,500

Peel Region will integrate RFID technology on garbage & recycling containers with on-board weigh scales on all collection vehicles. The overall project goal is to position the region to monitor generation quantities and implement a user pay system for multi-residential waste collection.


complete-button2Title: Development & Delivery of a Pilot Workshop (#329)
CIF Funding: $12,500

Development of a pilot workshop on adding #3-7 plastics to municipal blue box programs.

| PPT Presentation |


complete-button2Title: Cooperative Waste Recycling Plan (#331)
Proponent: Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation
Funding: $45,000

A co-operative planning effort for First Nations Communities (15+) in the Sudbury Region to develop and implement recycling programs in the communities without current programs and  meet best practice in the communities that have a recycling program.

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complete-button2Title: Large Yellow Box Distribution & Promotion for New Materials (#332)
Proponent: Town of Smith Falls
Funding: $34,000

For the distribution of a 24 gallon yellow recycling container to provide additional capacity for the expanded collection of #1-7 plastics in the Town’s recycling program.  There will be an associated P&E campaign to promote the changes to the program along with the distribution of the boxes.

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complete-button2Title: MRF Preventative Maintenance Audit (#336)
Proponent: Region of Durham
Funding: $5,000

This project involved completing a due diligence audit of the Durham mrf to confirm that the current contract operator has been performing adequate preventative maintenance on the facility and to assess the current level for routine wear and tear that has been incurred since start up. The total cost of the project was $5000 and was funded by the CIF to better assess the potential value of conducting preventative maintenance audits of municipal MRFs.

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complete-button2Title: Stationary Box Recycling Collection (#338)
Proponent: The Blue Mountains
Funding: $4,000

The implementation of a signal indicator system for collection in stationary curbside holding boxes to increase efficiencies.  The boxes protect materials set out for collection but require the driver to stop and check. By implementing an indicator system for the boxes, the driver will not have to stop and check each box thereby increasing efficiencies.

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complete-button2Title: City of Windsor Public Space Recycling Program (#340)
Proponent: Essex Windsor Solid Waste Authority
Funding: $75,000

Essex Windsor Solid Waste Authority partnered with the City of Windsor to establish a containers only recycling program in three separate public spaces throughout the city.  Project implementation costs are estimated to be approximately $187,000.  CIF funding of almost $75,000 (40% funding) was provided for this project with an expected payback of approximately 5 years.

| Phase 1 Report |

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complete-button2Title: MRF ESCO (#347)
Proponent: City of Hamilton
Funding: $10,000

Rose Technology has been selected from CIF pre-approved ESCO auditors to complete an energy efficiency study of the City of Hamilton’s materials recycling facility. The study will endeavour to identify opportunities for energy savings in the operation of the facility.

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complete-button2Title: First Nations Waste Recycling Strategy Training (#349)
CIF Funding: $4,800

Provision of workshop support to assist Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation with delivery of recycling plan training to local bands.

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complete-button2Title: Strong Twp MRF Weigh Scale (#354)
Proponent: Township of Strong
Funding: $1,159

The Township of Strong has no weigh scales at its landfill or mrf. Purchase of a portable weigh scale will allow Township staff to confirm outgoing bale weights and revenue reimbursements from their broker. The CIF contributed 49% or $1,159 to this project.

Report included in CIF Project #581.11 – Transfer Facility Upgrades


complete-button2Title: Scope Development for a Provincial School Blue Box Curriculum (#356)
CIF Funding: $6,000

Development of a scope of work in anticipation of the release of an RFP to develop a standardized blue box oriented curriculum for the provincial education system.

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complete-button2Title: Cornwall MRF Evaluation (#357)
CIF Funding: $60,000

An evaluation study to provide the City of Cornwall information and options for the redevelopment of its MRF and its potential role in an eastern Ontario blue box processing context.

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complete-button2Title: Implement MRes Best Practices (#358)
Proponent: City of North Bay
Funding: $17,017

The City of North Bay has 250 multi-res buildings.  North Bay will implement multi-res best practices including:  complete site visits, update database, increase recycling cart capacity, develop and deliver new P&E materials.

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complete-button2Title: Multi-residential Cart Purchase (#359)
Proponent: Town of Smith Falls
Funding: $3,270

The Town of Smith Falls will purchase 98 – 360 litre carts for use in Multi-res buildings to coincide with expansion of collection of new material (plastics 3-7) roll out in 2011. Carts were purchased co-operatively with neighbouring municipalities and through the CIF cart tender to decrease program cost.

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complete-button2Title: Eastern Ontario Transportation Logistics Analysis (#362)
CIF Funding: $3,000

This project involves modeling of standard hauling and transfer metrics to the Eastern Ontario wasteshed to determine how best to optimize the existing infrastructure and to assist the CIF in making informed decisions on capital investments in the area. An upset limit of $3,000 was established for this phase of the project.

| Synopsis |


complete-button2Title: London Mres In-Unit Blue Bags (#366)
Proponent: City of London
Funding: $17,690

In-unit Blue Bags will be provided to Multi-residential households to provide capacity to store and transport recyclables. The bags will be large capacity (9 gallons) with full-colour photo graphics to provide recycling information.

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complete-button2Title: Report Template for Small Capital Projects (#370)
CIF Funding: $5,650

A number of smaller municipalities have requested guidance in the completion of the required final report for their CIF projects.  Trow Associates was contracted to develop and test a sample report applicable to small capital projects.

CIF Short Form Report Template

CIF Final Report Template


complete-button2Title: Development of a Co-operative Recycling Services RFP (#373)
Proponent: City of Sarnia
Funding: $15,000

Support for the development of a co-operative recycling services RFP for 7 municipalities in Lambton County as per best practice.

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complete-button2Title: Development of a Recycling Services RFP (#374)
Proponent: City of Brockville
Funding: $15,000

Support for the development of a recycling services RFP for the City of Brockville to meet best practice.

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complete-button2Title: MRF Residue Compactor Upgrade (#376)
Proponent: Region of Peel
Funding: $127,833

Peel Region’s mrf was designed with a compaction system to handle mrf process residue.   Program growth has resulted in increasing volumes of residue that must be managed at the facility.  The current compaction system cannot keep up with facility production resulting in excess quantities of residue being hauled uncompacted to the adjoining TS.  Upgrading the compaction system will eliminate this double handling and allow Peel Region to divert additional material from expensive ‘after hours’ disposal options to a nearby residue recovery facility thereby improving their diversion rate.  The project is expected to cost approximately $256,000 with an anticipated payback of only one year.  The CIF will contribute 50% of total costs.

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complete-button2Title: Train the Trainer Workshop for Mres Stakeholders (#379)
CIF Funding: $7,000

This project will address the need to develop recycling training for Multi-res superintendents, property managers and building owners. Part 1) Development of a recyclers training workshop for MR stakeholders and, Part B) development & delivery of a train-the-trainer workshop to municipal staff.

| Synopsis |


complete-button2Title: OVWRC MRF Lighting Retrofit (#380)
Proponent: Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre
Funding: $9,507

Ottawa Valley completed an ESCO audit of their facility in 2010.  The audit demonstrated that the plant was working efficiently but could achieve savings of over $5,000/yr through a lighting upgrade.  Total cost of the project is expected to be approx $20k with CIF contributing up to 47% or $9,500.

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complete-button2Title: Recycling Services RFP Development Support (#381)
Proponent: City of Stratford
Funding: $15,000

Support for the development of an RFP for recycling services.

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complete-button2Title: MRF Operations Assessment (#382)
Proponent: Essex Windsor Solid Waste Authority
Funding: $10,000

Assessment conducted of EWSWA’s existing container MRF operations to determine how best to add mixed plastics to their curbside recycling program as well as make recommendations on how to reduce residue and increase capture of existing materials.

Report


complete-button2Title: Development of a Cooperative Recycling Services RFP (#385)
Proponent: Twp of Madawaska Valley and Twp of Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards
Funding: $15,000

Support for the development of a cooperative recycling services RFP for the Townships of Madawaska Valley and Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards to meet best practice.

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complete-button2Title: Ontario Blue Box Current State Fibre Study (#390)
CIF Funding: $25,000

With the recent loss of domestic ONP recycling markets, a review of the current state of the fibre markets was conducted in cooperation with Stewardship Ontario to determine if municipalities and their programs would be potentially compromised both financially and operationally.  This piece of work is expected to be the first of a two phase project looking at what action, if any, may be necessary from a mrf design and marketing perspective.

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complete-button2Title: Development of a Cooperative Recycling Services RFP (#392)
Proponent: Town of Renfrew and Town of Arnprior
Funding: $15,000

Support for the development of a cooperative recycling services RFP for the Towns of Renfrew and Arnprior to meet best practice.

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Title: Increase Curbside Collection Capacity (#394)
Proponent: Chippewas of Nawash First Nations
Funding: $1,407

The Chippewas of Nawash are relaunching their recycling program with distribution of larger boxes to capture additional plastics and encourage additional participation through a ‘grass roots’ promotional campaign.


complete-button2Title: Public Space Recycling – Phase 2 (#396)
Proponent: City of Toronto
Funding: $390,503

This project represents the second phase of the City’s efforts to convert their parks to autcart collection and includes innovative features such as domed lids with openings in the side of the lid to reduce rain and snow collection while keeping the cart lid locked down.  The total project is over $765,000 with a projected payback of approximately one year and Cif is contributing almost $391,000 to assist with, amongst other things, monitoring and measuring obligations.

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complete-button2Title: Large Curbside Containers and Promotion & Education Campaign (#397)
Proponent: Town of Aylmer
Funding: $18,125

Support for the purchase and distribution of the large sized curbside containers coincide with an expansion to the Towns blue box program. Also there will be a P&E campaign to promote the program change and inform residents of the new materials in the program.

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complete-button2Title: Multi-Residential Best Practices (#399)
Proponent: County of Wellington
Funding: $15,500

Wellington County has 105 multi-res buildings.  Wellington County will implement multi-res best practices including:  complete site visits, update database, increase recycling cart capacity, develop and deliver new P&E materials.

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complete-button2Title: Brantford Transfer Station Transportation Logistics Analysis (#400)
CIF Funding: $1,040

This project involves modeling of standard hauling and transfer metrics to Brantford’s proposed transfer station application to determine what, if any, efficiencies can be gained over their current direct hauling option using various TS set ups.  An upset limit of $1040 was established for this phase of the project.

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complete-button2Title: Transportation Logistics Analysis of Eastern Ontario (#401 & #402)
CIF Funding: $5,000

This project involves modeling of optimized roll off vs. overhead compactor collection of rural depots in Eastern Ontario as a surrogate wasteshed to establish a best practice which might be applied to sites managing under 100 tonnes/yr across the province.

| Synopsis |


complete-button2Title: Recycling Services RFP Development Support (#408)
Proponent: Municipality of Grey Highlands
Funding: $15,000

Support for the development of an RFP for recycling services.

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complete-button2Title: Compaction Trailer (#413)
Proponent: City of Kenora
Funding: $90,000

To facilitate transfer operations between Kenora, Dryden and municipalities that transfer Blue Box materials through the Dryden operation, Kenora has proposed purchase of an additional 110 yd³ compaction trailer with the same configuration as the two existing trailers currently serving that route.  The additional trailer will eliminate deadhead runs with empty trailers back and forth between Kenora and Dryden and will save an estimated $17,633 annually.

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Title: Delivery of Large Curbside Containers and Promotion & Education Campaign (#419)
Proponent: City of Brantford
Funding: $37,800

Support for the City of Brantford for the distribution and P&E efforts for the new large curbside blue boxes approved under project 534.3.


Title: Large Blue Box Distribution and P&E Campaign (#421)
Proponent: Township of Elizabethown-Kitley
Funding: $7,000

The Township will be distributing new large capacity blue boxes to its curbside collection area and providing new P&E materials to enhance the capture of plastics and other blue box materials.


complete-button2Title: Recycling Services RFP Development Support (#422)
Proponent: City of St. Thomas
Funding: $15,000

Support for the development of an RFP for recycling services.

| Collection RFP |

| Processing RFP |


complete-button2Title: Transfer Station Scale Upgrades (#425)
Proponent: City of Woodstock
Funding: $10,000

The City is undertaking an upgrade to the scale system at its transfer facility to automate the collection of weigh scale data. The system will eliminate the need to manually record and input the weigh scale data from the recycling trucks.

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complete-button2Title: Hamilton MRF Energy Efficiency Upgrades (#427)
Proponent: City of Hamilton
Funding: $96,951

The City of Hamilton recently completed an energy savings review of its mrf operation (project 347) and plan to act on the recommendations of the study.  The proposed retrofits will cost over $500,000 after funding incentives from other agencies are considered.  The City is implementing a portion of the recommendation at a cost of approximately $230,000 after incentives and the CIF will contribute approximately 42% of these costs.

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complete-button2Title: Study of the Optimization of the Blue Box Material Processing System in Ontario (#428)
Funding: $400,000

StewardEdge Inc. was retained to undertake a study to determine an optimized transfer and MRF
infrastructure for Ontario.

View: more information on this study


complete-button2Title: Waste Recycling Plan Template Update (#431)
Funding: $4,750

Revisions to the CIF blue box recycling template and guidebook to include and address additional plastic materials.


complete-button2Title: Implementation of Multi-Residential Best Practices (#432)
Proponent: Town of Aylmer
Funding: $7,933

Aylmer has 40 multi-res buildings.  Alymer will implement multi-res best practices.

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complete-button2Title: Recycling Workshops for Superintendents & Property Managers (#434)
Funding: $48,000

This project will support municipal development of workshops for multi-residential building staff & management in two areas: 1. Train-the-trainer workshop for municipal staff (CIF will run two workshops) and 2. Funding for municipalities to implement workshops.

Participating Municipalities:

Toronto, City of (#434.2)

Niagara, Region of (#434.3)


Title: Peel Region MRF Upgrades (#439)
Proponent: Region of Peel
Funding: $1,485,385

MRF upgrade to accommodate the introduction of Mixed Rigid Plastics and additional tonnage. The upgrade will significantly reduce residual rates while allowing the opportunity to harmonize the GTA Blue Box programs.


complete-button2Title: Large Curbside Containers (#447)
Proponent: Township of Malahide
Funding: $10,494

Purchase & delivery of 2,905 large curbside recycling containers.

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complete-button2Title: Large Curbside Containers (#448)
Proponent: Municipality of Central Elgin
Funding: $19,923

Purchase & delivery of 5,515 large curbside recycling containers.

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Title: Large Curbside Containers (#449)
Proponent: Municipality of Thames Centre
Funding: $17,701

Purchase & delivery of 4,900 large curbside recycling containers.


complete-button2Title: Large Curbside Containers (#450)
Proponent: Municipality of Bayham
Funding: $9,952

Purchase & delivery of 2,755 large curbside recycling containers.

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complete-button2Title: Collection & Processing Decision Tree (#451)
CIF Funding: $3,000

This project will produce a draft decision tree which will serve as a guide in the development of a municipal decision tree leading toward recycling collection & processing efficiency gains.

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complete-button2Title: Compaction Trailer & Highway Tractor (#453)
Proponent: Municipality of Red Lake
Funding: $113,099

Red Lake is proposing to purchase a 110 yd³ trailer with an internal, hydraulically operated compactor unit and to pay for 33% of the costs of a highway tractor to facilitate transfer of Blue Box materials from Red Lake to Winnipeg.  The highway tractor will be used for other municipal duties including garbage and aggregate hauling for the balance of the time.

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complete-button2Title: Muskoka Transfer Stations and Landfill Solar Compactors (#454)
Proponent: District Municipality of Muskoka
Funding: $166,000

This project involves the installation of compaction systems for fibres and containers at three of Muskoka District’s busiest depots to reduce hauling costs. The system is expected to cost approximately $390,000 and achieve a project payback of approximately 7 years. The CIF will contribute approx $166,000 or 43% funding.

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complete-button2Title: Operations Review of Niagara Region MRF (#456)
Proponent: Region of Niagara
Funding: $7,500

The purpose of this study was to review the performance of Niagara Region’s MRF operations relative to similar operations to provide guidance to the Region in decisions related to contract management of the facility, long term planning in light of the results of the MIPC Optimization Study and future investments. The cost of the study was completed at a cost of under $15,000.

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complete-button2Title: Facilitation of EPR Discussions (#459)
Funding: $25,000

CIF is co-funding a series of facilitated discussions between AMO, Toronto and SO. The purpose of the sessions is to allow both parties to explore issues of common interest related to operation and development of Ontario’s blue box program. The total cost is under $50k and the CIF’s contribution is up to $25K.

Confidential negotiation. No report will be posted.


complete-button2Title: Geographical Optimization Project Modeling (#462)
Funding: $50,000

The 2013 REOI process contemplates releasing approximately $9 million to municipalities interested in either implementing the results of the MIPC Provincial Infrastructure Study or similar cost saving initiatives. The CIF Committee at its Oct 30th, 2012 meeting directed staff to contract with RSS to provide support services to interested municipalities to evaluate their options under the study and to train CIF staff in the use of the model which was developed as part of the MIPC Study. This service will be provided on an ‘as needed basis’.

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complete-button2Title: System Optimization Strategy Work Plan (#463)
Funding: $22,000

In December of 2012 the WDO board passed a series of resolutions, several of which affected the CIF, including direction that “MIPC develop a proposal on how to implement the efficiency improvements over the next five years as identified by the MIPC Optimization Study and to submit their plans to WDO no later than June 1, 2013”. In February of 2013, CIF Committee directed staff to prepare a plan at WDO’s request. RRS was selected to develop this plan at a cost of up to $22,000.
The report was completed and approved by MIPC in June 2013.

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Title: Cooperative Container Purchase – 2016 (#478)

A cooperative procurement venture to secure high quality Blue Boxes, Recycling Carts and Bags at competitive rates for municipalities, First Nation entities and other authorities charged with the responsibility of delivering Ontario’s residential Blue Box program.


complete-button2Title: Options Analysis for Strong Township MRF (#480)
Proponent: Township of Strong
Funding: $7,000

Strong Township requested the CIF’s assistance to complete an ‘options analysis’ that would allow it to position itself in light of Bill 151 and consider partnership opportunities available in the area.  The total cost of the analysis was under $7k.

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complete-button2Title: Implement MRes Best Practices (#508.4)
Proponent: City of Kawartha Lakes
Funding: $19,850

The City of Kawartha Lakes includes 17 communities, a population of 80,000 and covers an expansive geographic area. At their approximately 200 mostly small buildings, Kawartha Lakes staff will implement multi-res best practices including: complete site visits, update database, increase recycling cart capacity, develop and deliver new P&E materials.

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complete-button2Title: Armour Township MRF Upgrades (#511.11)
Proponent: Armour Township
Funding: $12,000

Efficient operations at the Armour Township mrf, located in the village of Burk’s Falls, was hampered by ongoing and increasingly expensive repairs to their skid steer and baler. The CIF has provided $12,000 or 25% of the funds required to replace the aged equipment to allow the Township to minimize their operating costs. A payback of 7 years is expected.

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complete-button2Title: Essex Windsor Regional Landfill Public Depot (#513.11)
Proponent: Essex Windsor Solid Waste Authority
Funding: $15,047

This project involves construction of a new public service drop off depot at the EWSWA regional landfill. The depot will provide residents with ‘one stop’ drop off of MHSW, WEEE, white goods and blue box recyclables. The facility is expected to divert an additional 200MT of recyclables from surrounding communities at a total cost of $38,000. The CIF contributed approximately $15,000 in funding representing 46% of the project costs with a payback of under 2 years compared with current curbside collection and disposal costs.

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complete-button2Title: Implement MRes Best Practices (#513.4)
Proponent: Essex Windsor Solid Waste Authority
Funding: $61,250

EWSWA will add recycling capacity in multi-res buildings by replacement of 360 litre carts with 4 yard bins at buildings with more than 140 units and increase number of carts at other buildings to best practice levels to achieve overall goal of 50 litre per unit on average.

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complete-button2Title: Implement MRes Best Practices (#514.4)
Proponent: County of Oxford
CIF Funding: $19,000

Oxford County has 100 multi-res buildings. Oxford will implement best practices including:  complete site visits, update database, increase recycling cart capacity, develop and deliver new P&E materials.

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complete-button2Title: MRF Upgrade – Container Line Retrofit (#515.11)
Proponent: Northumberland County
CIF Funding: $313,000

This project involves a rebuild of Northumberland’s container line and installation of an optical sorter for plastics. The project will cost approximately $950,000 and generate almost $240,000 in savings annually. The CIF will contribute up to $313,000 or 42% of project costs.

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complete-button2Title: Implement MRes Best Practices (#517.4)
Proponent: City of Greater Sudbury
CIF Funding: $36,425

City of Greater Sudbury has 400 multi-res buildings. Sudbury will implement best practices including: complete site visits, update database, increase recycling cart capacity, develop and deliver
new P&E materials.

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complete-button2Title: Transfer Station Upgrades (#522.11)
Proponent: Township of Admaston/Bromley
CIF Funding: $13,400

Upgrade the existing recycling drop-off area by increasing the size and layout to accommodate additional bins for recycling and making it more user friendly for residents.

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complete-button2Title: Implement MRes Best Practices (#525.4)
Proponent: City of Woodstock
CIF Funding: $23,780

The City of Woodstock has 105 multi-res buildings. Woodstock will implement multi-res best practices including: complete site visits, update database, increase recycling cart capacity, develop and deliver new P&E materials.

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complete-button2Title: Implementation of Multi-Residential Best Practices (#534.4)
Proponent: City of Brantford
CIF Funding: $35,935

Brantford has 160 multi-res buildings.  Brantford will implement multi-res best practices including:  complete site visits, update database, increase recycling cart capacity, develop and deliver new P&E materials.

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complete-button2Title: Increasing Collection Capacity in Multi-Residential Buildings (#545.3)
Proponent: Twp of Alfred and Plantagenet
CIF Funding: $3,500

Increasing collection capacity in multi-residential buildings to best practice levels (1 cart for every 7 units or 50L/unit).

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complete-button2Title: Toronto Public Space Recycling (#548.7)
Proponent: City of Toronto
CIF Funding: $95,000

City of Toronto waste management staff have assumed responsibility of waste management services throughout the City and are implementing automated cart collection of waste and recyclables to improve collection efficiencies.  They are also trialing new container designs in an effort to reduce contamination.  The total cost of the project is estimated to be over $212,000 and CIF will be committing up to $95,000 or 45% of project costs.

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complete-button2Title: Toronto Auto Cart Collection Expansion (#548.11)
Proponent: City of Torino
CIF Funding: $1,418,000

The City of Toronto received $1,418,000 representing 50% of their funding request to the CIF to expand their automated cart collection system in the city including the purchase of three combined natural gas vehicles. The vehicles will allow the City to test the potential to convert their fleet to biogas derived from their landfill and green bin operations. Savings of almost $900,000 per year are expected through the conversion of these 46 vehicles to automated collection trucks.  The total project costs are approximately $11,700,000 and will divert an additional3,000 tonnes of blue box material annually.

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complete-button2Title: Public Space Recycling (#558.7)
Proponent: City of London
CIF Funding: $6,000

The City of London is continually expanding its recycling program into public space areas.  This application includes the installation of tri-sort containers into their downtown core along existing collection routes.  The 10 new containers will capture an additional 10 tonnes of recyclables annually. Project cost is approximately $20,000 and CIF provided $6,000.

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complete-button2Title: Carts for Automated Collection (#562.11)
Proponent: Township of Southgate
CIF Funding: $12,055

The Township of Southgate has automatic cart collection for curbside using 240 litre carts. CI funding will be used to add households to program, and for larger families and multi-res to use 360 litre in place of 240 litre to increase capacity to capture blue box materials.

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complete-button2Title: Niagara Public Space Recycling Program – Phase 1 (#564.7, #391)
Proponent: Region of Niagara
CIF Funding: $55,207

Niagara Region in cooperation with its local municipalities is working on a major expansion of its recycling services into local BIA’s, arenas, public buildings, parks and more.  This multi-year project received $55,207 in funding from the CIF representing 40% of the municipality’s funding request.

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complete-button2Title: Multi-Residential Best Practices -Phase 2 (#565.4)
Proponent: City of Peterborough
CIF Funding: $10,000

Peterborough will continue with work begun under Project 174 to add recycling capacity, produce a recycling handbook and develop a workshop for building managers and superintendents.

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Title: Public Space Recycling (#565.7)
Proponent: City of Peterborough
CIF Funding: $6,712

The City of Peterborough continues to develop its recycling system throughout its public spaces.  This current project involves the twinning of garbage and container only recycling containers along local trails in the City.  The project cost is expected to be approx $16,400 with CIF contributing up 41% of project costs.


complete-button2Title: Implement MRes Best Practices (#566.4)
Proponent: Region of Peel
CIF Funding: $600,000

Peel Region will implement multi-res best practices: complete site visits, update database, increase recycling cart capacity, develop and deliver new P&E materials. The Region will also implement KPMG best practices and transition to a front-end bin system at larger buildings.

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complete-button2Title: Peel MRF QC Station Installation (#566.11)
Proponent: Peel Region
CIF Funding: $172,232

This project involves the design and installation of three quality control stations in the Peel Region materials recycling centre. The new stations will allow Peel’s contractor to better control end product quality for the corrugated cardboard and baled materials streams (in particular aluminum) and reduce the loss of recyclables into the residue stream. The new stations are expected to reduce the amount of residue outbound in the recyclables streams by over 170 tonnes per year and capture an additional 1,700 tonnes of recyclables from the residue thereby reducing disposal costs and improving revenues. The project is expected to have a payback of approximately 2 years and received $172,232 in CIF funding representing 49% of project costs.

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complete-button2Title:Transfer Facility Upgrades (#581.11)
Proponent: Strong Township
CIF Funding: $22,950

This application involves the installation of a portable conveyor and overhead magnetic separator to allow Strong Township to separate their ferrous and aluminum streams and secure improved market pricing. The project also includes expansion of the current Coverall style building to aid traffic flow of residents and operations and supporting funding to improve signage and customer P&E. The CIF has provided $22,950 or 46% of the funds required to complete this project. A payback of six years is expected.

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complete-button2Title: Harmonization of Blue Box Programs in Hastings County (#607.8)
CIF Funding: $200,000

This project involves an options analysis of the current blue box collection and processing system for Bancroft and the surrounding communities of Carlo/Mayo, Faraday, Highlands East, Hastings Highlands, Limerick, Tudor Cashel and Wollaston followed up by implementation of the preferred option subject to the approval of the parties involved. The cost of the project is expected to be up to $400,000 depending on the recommended option and will have a payback of between 3 to 8 years. The CIF will contribute up to $200,000 or 50% of project costs subject to approval of the recommended option.

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complete-button2Title: Curbside Recycling Implementation and Material Transfer (#616.8)
Proponent: Town of Cochrane
CIF Funding: $232,412

Implement an automated curbside collection in Cochrane, expand the recycling program to accept more materials and transfer the recyclables to the Timmins regional transfer facility.

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complete-button2Title: Multi-Residential Best Practices (#617.5)
Proponent: City of Cornwall
CIF Funding: $21,000

The City of Cornwall has 200 multi-res buildings.  Cornwall will implement multi-res best practices including:  complete site visits, update database, increase recycling cart capacity, develop and deliver new P&E materials.

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complete-button2Title: Multi-Residential Best Practices (#619.5)
Proponent: County of Dufferin
CIF Funding: $14,700

Dufferin County has 80 multi-res buildings.  Dufferin County will implement multi-res best practices including:  complete site visits, update database, increase recycling cart capacity, develop and deliver new P&E materials.

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Title: Optimization of Grey Highlands and Area Depots (#629.8)
Proponent: Municipality of Grey Highlands
CIF Funding: $31,250

This project involves an analysis of depot based collection and processing options for Grey Highlands and surrounding municipalities and funding of supporting infrastructure. The expected cost of the required infrastructure is approximately $125,000 and has a projected payback of 7 years. The CIF will contribute up to $31,250 or 25% of project costs and complete the wasteshed analysis at its own cost.

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Title: MRF Upgrades for Plastics – Optical Sorter (#631.2)
Proponent: Halton Region
CIF Funding: $580,000

Halton Region recently completed a master plan and committed to the addition of 3-7 plastics as part of their new program. The CIF will commit $580,000 or 48% of the estimated cost of the new initiative to be allocated to necessary infrastructure upgrades and promotion and education with an anticipated payback of under 2 yrs.


complete-button2Title: Implementation of Multi-Residential Best Practices (#631.5)
Proponent: Halton Region
CIF Funding: $88,160

Halton Region has 500 multi-res buildings.  Halton Region will implement multi-res best practices including:  complete site visits, update database, increase recycling cart capacity, develop and deliver new P&E materials.

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complete-button2Title: Public Space Recycling Compaction Containers (#637.13)
Proponent: City of Kenora
CIF Funding: $48,864

Development of a public space recycling program though the City Downtown and waterfront areas as part of a redevelopment project.  The program will utilize solar powered compaction bins for collection of materials to try the technology and lower costs for collection.

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complete-button2Title: Open Space Recycling (#638.13)
Proponent: Township of Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards
CIF Funding: $5,000

Killaloe Haggarty and Richards has been advancing their overall diversion program.  This project focuses on installation of six open space recycling containers to increase the blue box program exposure and increase their collected materials.  Total project costs are $12,000 with CIF contributing 42% of costs.

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complete-button2Title: Public Space Recycling (#639.13)
Proponent: Municipality of Killarney
CIF Funding: $2,878

Killarney wishes to extend its recycling program to its public space by purchasing five twinned recycling and garbage bins for placement in public areas. Previous public space recycling efforts resulted in illegal dumping, high contamination and unsightly litter. The placement of twinned bins will help to solve previous problems by being collected daily and being highly visible. The total project cost is approximately $10,100 and CIF is contributing 28% of the funds.

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complete-button2Title: Markham’s Big Blue Belly Solar Compaction Public Space Recycling Project (#643.13)
Proponent: Town of Markham
CIF Funding: $40,126

The Town of Markham is a leader in waste diversion and is the first community in North America to pilot the Big Belly Solar Compaction unit for the collection of recyclables in public spaces. Markham has installed 18 Big Blue Belly units in the downtown business areas of Unionville and Markham. At the same time, the Town has agreed to be the first Canadian community to pilot a computer electronic monitoring system that will use wireless technology to send information to the Town indicating when the units are full. The Town will conduct extensive monitoring to determine the unit’s payback and cost savings related to reduced collection time and increased revenues from additional recyclables collected. The project is expected to reduce collection costs by 50% and increase recycling capture rates. CIF is contributing $40,126 (46%) of the total project costs.

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complete-button2Title: Recycling Depot Signage Upgrade (#644.9)
Proponent: Municipality of Meaford
CIF Funding: $2,500

Installation of signage at one of Meaford’s two public drop offs to improve sortation and general communication with the public.

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complete-button2Title: Public Space Recycling (#644.13)
Proponent: Municipality of Meaford
CIF Funding: $3,624

The Town of Meaford operates two public depots in town.  The CIF is providing approx $3600, or 45% funding, to assist staff in upgrading signage at their sites to facilitate materials separation and instruction to facility users.

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complete-button2Title: North Bay MRF Container Line (#649.8)
Proponent: City of North Bay
CIF Funding: $96,115

North Bay has been upgrading their existing mrf.  This project focuses on installation of a new container line and expansion of their collected materials to include 3-7 plastics.  Total project costs are $235,000 with CIF contributing 41% of costs.

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complete-button2Title: Aluminum Blower Replacement (#656.2)
Proponent: Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre
CIF Funding: $26,370

The OVWRC regularly encounters unscheduled down time due to aluminum jamming in their aluminum conveyance system.  They propose to replace the existing system with a larger diameter tube and blower. The total cost of the project is approx. $60k with a projected savings of under 2 yrs.  CIF has contributed $26,370 to the project representing up to 44% of costs.

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Title: MRF Regionalization & Transfer Station Construction (#665.8)
Proponent: County of Simcoe
CIF Funding: $2.15 million

Simcoe County and the adjoining communities of Barrie and Orillia combined produce over 40,000 tonnes of recyclables annually. The MIPC Provincial Infrastructure Study recognizes the need for a mrf or transfer station in this area. The CIF has provided $2,150,000 (47% of blue box related project costs) in funding towards construction of a new facility to be used by the three communities. Construction of a transfer station is expected to cost approximately $8.6 million and will have a payback period of under 6 yrs.


complete-button2Title: Public Space Recycling (#666.13)
Proponent: City of St. Thomas
CIF Funding: $46,250

The City of St. Thomas is implementing an open space recycling program in the downtown area and a number of parks and public spaces throughout the City. Following and implementing best practice for open space recycling, the City will be installing collection containers, signage and undertaking a P&E campaign to promote the program to residents.

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Title: MRF Preventative Maintenance Audit (#671.10)
Proponent: Region of Waterloo
CIF Funding: $2,500

This project involved completing a due diligence audit of the Waterloo mrf to confirm that the current contract operator has been performing adequate preventative maintenance on the facility and to assess the current level for routine wear and tear that has been incurred since the retrofit.  The total cost of the project was $5,000 and was funded 50% by the CIF to better assess the upkeep of this key piece of provincial infrastructure.


Title: NE ON Optimization: Service Delivery Model Option Development & Evaluation (#730)
Proponent: Cochrane Temiskaming Waste Management Board
CIF Funding: $38,000

The objective of the North-Eastern Ontario: Service Delivery Model Option Development & Evaluation is to complete a detailed analysis of cost implications and feasibility of the recommendations outlined in the MIPC commissioned Study of the Optimization of the Blue Box Material Processing System in Ontario (June 2012). Local analysis will be applied and the interest level of neighbouring municipalities to engage in a share cost arrangement for collection, consolidation, transfer and hauling will be determined. The total study cost is $38,000, and CIF will fund 100% of the cost.


Title: Large Curbside Containers (#801.5)
Proponent: City of Barrie
CIF Funding: $25,000

Large curbside containers will be used to support changes to Barrie’s curbside collection program. The increase in curbside collection storage capacity is expected to increase capture. Barrie is expanding the list of materials it collects and a change in collection frequency is under review.


complete-button2Title: Bonnechere Valley Cooperative Initiative (#802.4)
Proponents: Town of Renfrew,Township of Madawaska Valley, Township of Horton,Township of Head, Clara and Maria, Township of Bonnechere Valley, Township of Greater Madawaska
CIF Funding: $10,000

This project explores the rationale for forming of a waste diversion cooperative amongst a group of municipalities to reduce costs, improve their best practice performance and consolidate elements of their individual programs through joint program management. The project will develop a road map and cost analysis for program transition at an estimated cost of $10,000. Initial estimates place the potential gross savings at over $150,000/yr.

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complete-button2Title: Central Frontenac Depot Upgrade (#805.3)
Proponent: Twp of Central Frontenac
CIF Funding: $73,224

Increase depot storage capacity from 16-yd bins to 18 top load 40-yd bins, so as to reduce haulage costs by reducing the number of annual collections required.

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complete-button2Title: Conversion of BASWRA MRF to a Transfer Station (#806.2)
Proponent: Bruce Area Solid Waste Recycling

This project involves an analysis of the risk and potential benefits of converting BASWRA’s MRF into a transfer station followed up by implementation of this option if it proves to be viable. The project is expected to cost up to $1,230,000 and will have a payback of between 3 to 8 years. The CIF will contribute up to $603,000 or 49% of project costs subject to approval of the recommended option.

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complete-button2Title: Increasing Curbside Collection Capacity (#809.5)
Proponent: Dufferin County
CIF Funding: $13,000

Large curbside containers will be used to support the harmonization of the blue box program of 8 amalgamated municipalities under Dufferin County. The increase in curbside collection storage capacity is expected to increase capture.

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Title: Baler (#810.3)
Proponent: Region of Durham
CIF Funding: $162,500

Durham Region is proposing to purchase a higher throughput single ram baler to handle the increased plastics volumes and to enable them to increase the throughput of the MRF, positioning them as a potential regional MRF in a more optimized blue box system.  Because of aggressive marketing campaigns and the addition of mixed plastics to their collection, Durham has increased their total plastics recovery by 28.2% between 2012 and 2013 and expects further increases this quarter as the result of their active participation in the Regional GTA Plastics Campaign (CIF Project 834.4).

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complete-button2Title: Fibres are In Campaign (#812.6)
Proponents: City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County, City of Peterborough , County of Peterborough, and Quinte Waste Solutions
CIF Funding: $25,000

A multi media campaign targeted at increasing the capture of fibre materials. The promotion and education tactics will build upon the successes of the Plastics Are In campaign of 2011.

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Title: Compactor Units & Bins (#814.3)
Proponent: Town of Fort Frances
CIF Funding: $115,665

Fort Frances proposes the installation of two compaction units and the purchase of 4 forty cubic yard compactor bins to accommodate their single stream blue box materials for shipment to the MRF in Winnipeg.  This arrangement will also simplify depot and transfer operations, avoiding issues with outside storage of blue box materials in open bins.  CIF will contribute $115,665 or 44% of the revised project cost of $260,800.


Title: Regionalized MRF Options & Cost Analysis (#816.2)
Proponent: City of Hamilton
CIF Funding: $24,175

Development of MRF options & related costs analysis to determine the implications for the City of Hamilton stemming from the 2012 MIPC Study recommendations. The primary focus of the analysis will be to determine the number of tonnes that can realistically be secured and MRF design options. Municipalities directly linked to Hamilton in the 2012 MIPC Study recommendations will be engaged and MRF options (retro-fitting existing facility, building new, etc.)

Phase 1: Regionalized MRF Options & Cost Analysis


complete-button2Title: Glass Clean Up System Measuring & Monitoring Initiative (#816.3)
Proponent: City of Hamilton
CIF Funding: $38,000

A report documenting the key project learnings particularly those related to installation, cost savings and commodity quality improvement achieved through the installation of a glass clean up system.

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Title: Kingston Optimization Study Analysis & Upgrade (#817.2)
Proponent: City of Kingston
CIF Funding: $75,000

The objective of Kingston’s Study is to complete a detailed analysis of cost implications and feasibility of the recommendationsoutlined in the MIPC commissioned Study of the Optimization of the Blue Box Material Processing System in Ontario (June 2012). Local analysis will be applied and the interest level of neighbouring municipalities in implementing development of a regional facility will be explored. The total study cost is $129,553, and CIF will fund 50% of the cost. The study will provide recommendations for Kingston’s ongoing role within the Eastern Ontario waste shed.

Part 1: Optimization Study Analysis


Title: MIPC Study – Local Study Analysis & Alternatives (#821.2)
Proponent: Region of Niagara
CIF Funding: $40,000

Analysis of costs implications for Niagara Region stemming from the 2012 MIPC Study recommendations. The primary focus of the analysis will be to determine the cost difference between maintaining a MRF in Niagara vs. decommissioning the MRF and building a Transfer Station. Hauling costs will form part of the Transfer Station analysis. The study will give consideration to the impact on the number of tonnes collected resulting from changes to the program configuration (e.g., collection frequency, single vs. dual stream, manual vs. automated, etc.).


Title: EPS Densifier (#821.3.1)
Proponent: Region of Niagara
CIF Funding: $23,400

Niagara Region applied to install an expanded polystyrene (EPS) densifier to increase the value of their mixed plastics stream and to reduce the costs and improve the efficiencies associated with shipping the low density EPS materials.   CIF will contribute up to 39% or $23,400 to this project.

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complete-button2Title: Glass Cleanup System (#821.3.2)
Proponent: Region of Niagara
CIF Funding: $97,538

Niagara Region proposes to install a glass cleanup system to clean up to 3,000 tonnes of recovered glass product to a level suitable for feedstock for a glass crushing mill that produces glass shot for the sandblasting industry.  The system will cost $225,000 and will result in a revenue of $84,000 annually compared to current glass disposal costs of $45,360 per year.  Other municipalities may wish to use this technology, if successful, to develop alternative glass re-use systems including manufacture of aggregate and as a sand replacement.

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complete-button2Title: Eddy Current (#821.3.3)
Proponent: Region of Niagara
CIF Funding: $53,750

Niagara Region is proposing to install a 48 inch eccentric field Eddy current unit to replace the existing 30 inch concentric field unit and capture more aluminum that currently ends up as contamination in the mixed plastics and to improve the quality of the aluminum product from 8% contamination to under 2% contamination.  CIF will contribute up to 43% or $53,125 to this project.

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Title: Large Curbside Containers (#828.5)
Proponent: Twp of South Stormont
CIF Funding: $18,000

Large curbside containers will be used to re-launch South Stormont’s recycling program. The increase in curbside collection storage capacity is expected to increase capture.


complete-button2Title: MRF Upgrade – Baler (#829.3)
Proponent: Region of Waterloo
CIF Funding: $94,304

Installation of a higher capacity baler with an improved energy efficiency rating that will allow for reduced utility costs, as well as a reduction of labour, operational supplies and hauling expenses.

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Title: Solar Compactor Retrofit (#830.3)
Proponent: Municipality of Whitestone
CIF Funding: $5,000

This project is a small retrofit to one of the solar compaction systems at the Township of Whitestone’s busiest depots to address wintertime battery draw down issues. If successful, it will reduce generator operating costs and provide information of value to similar systems across Ontario. The cost of the project will be approximately $10,000 and is expected to have a payback of approximately 5 years. The CIF will contribute up to half the costs in light of the potential province wide benefits.


complete-button2Title: Mixed Paper Clean Up System (#831.3)
Proponent: York Region
CIF Funding: $1,091,420

York Region proposes to install a Mixed Paper Clean Up System upstream of the finishing screens to remove misdirected containers on the mixed paper sort line.  The Mixed Paper Clean Up System will improve misdirected container recovery prior to the mixed paper line, allowing recovery rate increases  of 1.2%.  Project value is approximately $2,420,000 with an approved funding of 45%.

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complete-button2Title: Installation of Compactor Systems (#832.3)
Proponent: Twp of Seguin
CIF Funding: $210,600

This project involves the installation of compaction systems for fibres and containers at four of Sequin Township’s busiest depots to reduce hauling costs. The system is expected to cost approximately $450,000 and achieve a project payback of approximately 4 years. The CIF will contribute approx $210,000 or 47% funding.

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complete-button2Title: GTA Plastics Campaign (#834.4)
Proponents: Regions of Durham, Halton, Niagara, Peel, Toronto and York and the City of Hamilton
CIF Funding: $200,000

Proposal to develop a multi-media advertising campaign to promote plastics in GTA and Golden Horseshoe municipalities. The campaign will run starting in the middle of September 2013 and end before the intense Christmas advertising season starts in early November. The plan involves a coordinated radio, social media, newspaper, bill board and digital in-store advertising campaign. Estimated total costs are approximately $400,000 in cash split between SO and CIF. Municipalities will additionally match this funding with CNA/OCNA in-kind advertising allotments.

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Title: Joint Collections RFP Development and Promotion (#836.4)
Proponent: Municipality of Grey Highlands
CIF Funding: $15,500

This project involves the development of a joint RFP for collection and waste management services for Grey Highlands and surrounding municipalities. The projected cost of the project is $25,000 and the CIF will pay up to half the costs to ensure the RFP includes prescribed best practises and provide up to $3,000 to develop supporting joint promotion and educational materials.

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Title: Dorset Transfer Station Solar Compactor Project (#840)
Proponent: Twp of Algonquin Highlands
CIF Funding: $68,061

Installation of fibre and container solar compactors at Algonquin Highlands Dorset transfer station. The installation is expected to cost approx. $158,000 and will receive 43% funding from CIF with a payback of under 6 years.

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Title: Bonnechere Valley Shared Services Initiative (#843)
Proponent: Twp of Bonnechere Valley
CIF Funding: $22,476

CIF #802.4 explored the viability and potential benefits of forming a regionalization project in the Renfrew area. The project resulted in an agreement amongst six local municipalities to begin development of coordinated efforts including development of several cost savings initiatives. CIF #843 represents the implementation and cost savings quantification phase of this multi-year project. The CIF will contribute up to 45% of project costs which represents an investment of under $23,000.

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Title: Bonnechere Valley Conversion to Rear Bin Packer Collection Truck (#844)
Proponent: Twp of Bonnechere Valley
CIF Funding: $34,170

Conversion of current depot operations from open top rolloff collection to 8yd bins collected by a rear loading compactor truck. The conversion is expected to cost approx. $70,000 and will receive 47% funding from CIF with a payback of approx. 8 years.

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Title: Depot Paper Shredder (#847)
Proponent: City of Guelph
CIF Funding: $19,598

Pilot project involving installation of a paper shredder at Guelph’s new depot to encourage residents to source separate shredded paper thereby reducing glass cross contamination and generate revenue from the sale of OFP. The installation is expected to cost approx. $47,000 and will receive 45% funding from CIF with a payback of 5 years.


Title: Hamilton MRF Container Line Upgrade (#849)
Proponent: City of Hamilton
CIF Funding: $705,000

This project supports the installation of a second optical sorter on Hamilton’s container line and re-purposing of their existing optical to improve the capture of high value commodities and reduce process loss.  A 2014 MRF efficiency audit (CIF #816.3) recommended the installation to help increase revenue generating potential and reduce residue management costs. The proposed upgrades are expected to achieve a 4.8-year payback.


Title: Highlands East Depot Upgrade (#850)
Proponent: Municipality of Highlands East
CIF Funding: $41,254

Replacement of standard 40 yd open top bins with oversize 50 yd bins to reduce lift frequency. The proposed bins will save almost $20,000 per year with a project payback of 5 yrs and CIF contribution of approx. 41%.

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Title: MRF Upgrade – Oversized Plastics (#855)
Proponent: City of London
CIF Funding: $28,705

Install new equipment and bunker at the London MRF designed to capture 200 tonnes per year of oversized plastics currently going to residue.  Captured material will be marketed for additional revenue.

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complete-button2Title: London MRF Hydro Capacitor Upgrade (#856)
Proponent: City of London
CIF Funding: $20,000

The London MRF has a recurring power factor below the 90% monthly threshold. This low power factor results in increased electricity charges of approximately $10,000 per year. Installation of capacitors would result in the power factor consistently being above the 90% threshold yielding a 4 year payback on the investment.

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complete-button2Title: West Elgin Blue Box Harmonization Initiative (#857)
Proponent: Municipality of West Elgin
CIF Funding: $10,015

In 2014 West Elgin partnered with the City of London for the processing of their recyclables at a regional facility as recommended in the 2012 MIPC Study. As an extension of this, West Elgin will harmonize its curbside collection program with the others in southwestern Ontario who are taking their materials to London’s regional facility. Harmonization efforts include the expansion of West Elgin’s list of targeted materials, issuing of large curbside containers to its residents to accommodate the additional recyclables, and a promotion & education campaign to inform residents of the changes.

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complete-button2Title: Conversion to Rear Bin Packer Collection Truck (#858)
Proponent: Twp of Madawaska Valley
CIF Funding: $33,931

Conversion of current depot operations from open top rolloff collection to 8yd bins collected by a rear loading compactor truck. The conversion is expected to cost approx. $67,000 and will receive 51% funding from CIF with a payback of under 6 years.

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complete-button2Title: Fibre Optical Sorters (#861)
Proponent: Region of Niagara
CIF Funding: $1,000,000

Install twin 2800 mm. high definition optical sorters and peripheral equipment required for processing fibre to premium quality revenue levels at rates up to 24t/hr.

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Title: Prince Twp Collection Savings Initiative (#863)
Proponent: Twp of Prince
CIF Funding: $28,111

Prince Township will change over to automated curbside collection to achieve lower costs, higher diversion and improved service levels. The changeover will include the provision of recycling carts to program participants and a promotion & education campaign to inform residents of the changes. The changes to Prince Township’s program will harmonize its services with Sault Ste Marie’s. The harmonization of the programs will allow for the potential amalgamation of service contracts between the two municipalities and possibly additional savings for Prince Township.


Title: Multi Residential Service Standardization Initiative (#864)
Proponent: Quinte Waste Solutions
CIF Funding: $7,500

This initiative is designed to standardize Multi-Residental (MR) collection amongst Quinte Waste Solutions (QWS) municipal partners. In-unit recycling bags (30-|) will be supplied to buildings to bring the storage capacity up to the recommended Best Practice levels. As part of the initiative, P&E tactics addressing residual and sorting issues will be developed and tested at four targeted sites. Baseline and post project recycling composition and tonnage data will be collected. Communications materials will be customizable and will later be made available to other municipalities through CIF’s Centre of Excellence.


Title: Sioux Narrows Solar Compactors (#867)
Proponent: Twp of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls
CIF Funding: $71,960

Installation of co-mingled solar compactors at Sioux Narrows two depots. The installation is expected to cost approx. $167,000 and will receive 43% funding from CIF with a payback of under 6 years.

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complete-button2Title: MRF Regionalization Assessment (#870)
Proponent: City of Thunder Bay
CIF Funding: $15,000

The City of Thunder Bay recently completed a Solid Waste Master Plan which identified the need to review its processing options to support long term program expansion. Currently there is only one local private processor. This study will assess the viability of upgrading the local private facility compared to alternatives such as building a city owned MRF or transfer station. The project is expected to cost up to $30,000 and will be jointly funded by the CIF.

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Title: Depot Upgrade (#875)
Proponent: City of Woodstock
CIF Funding: $34,290

A service level upgrade to the Woodstock depot designed to permit collection of EPS and other materials 24 hrs. 7 days a week. Build new fabric storage building, buy new self dumping bins and various site works to permit operating depot 24 hrs. daily.


Title: Guelph Glass Sorter (#876)
Proponent: City of Guelph
CIF Funding: $153,899

Guelph proposes to install a new glass clean up system at the Guelph MRF and repurpose its existing glass optical sorter to reduce labour costs for sorting plastics. Guelph will also receive and process glass from other municipalities as part of the agreement with CIF. Project cost of approx. $900,000. CIF will contribute up to approximately $154,000.

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Title:  Peel Mixed Broken Glass Process/Market Options Test (#878)
Proponent: Peel Region
CIF Funding: $100,000

Conduct a feasibility study/field test of equipment to process mixed broken glass (MBG) and identify/meet material specifications for alternative end uses of MBG such as industrial (sand blasting) and public works applications (landscape, drainage, filter, back fill materials, road applications, etc.)


Title: Beaumen Waste Management Systems MRF Upgrade (#880)
Proponent: Beaumen Waste Management Systems Ltd.
CIF Funding: $50,000

Beaumen Waste Management has proposed a major upgrade to modernize its Renfrew MRF. The upgrade is expected to allow Beaumen to reduce its operating cost and pricing to local customers. The project has the broad support of local municipalities. The CIF has committed $50,000 representing less than 10% of project costs in support of this joint municipal/private sector regionalization effort. The deal is expected to have a payback of under 1 year and will provide reduced pricing for local municipalities over a 5 year period.


Title: West Elgin Depot Upgrades (#881)
Proponent: Municipality of West Elgin
CIF Funding: $23,938

Purchase bins & upgrade depot in order to participate in London’s regional recycling program.


Title: Peel Cart Program Roll-Out: P&E Campaign (#882)
Proponent: Peel Region
CIF Funding: $134,400

A multi-media P&E campaign to coincide with the launch of the Region of Peel’s cart based collection program in January 2016.  This P&E campaign includes design, development and production of a variety of marketing tools including (but not limited to) online and print advertisements.  A significant focus of the campaign will be residue management, which is critical to cart based program success.


Title: Seguin Compacting Bin Automation and Energy Saving (#891)
Proponent: Twp of Seguin
CIF Funding: $6,560

The operation of compaction systems at remote sites is challenging because of the need to manually cycle the units. Sequin Township proposes to test a new means of automating these systems and insulating the hydraulic system to reduce winter heating costs. The proposed retrofits will cost $16,000 with CIF contributing up to 41% subject to proof of concept. These retrofits are expected to have a payback of 2 years and the information will benefit the dozens of compactor systems in operation across Ontario.

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Title: Peel Multi-Residential (MR) Residue Management Plan & P&E Campaign (#895)
Proponent: Peel Region
CIF Funding: $172,500

A multi-faceted P&E campaign to address MR residue issues.  Posters, lobby displays, door hangers and building newsletters will be employed to educate residents about the most prevalent contamination problems: 1) Blue Box material inside a tied plastic bag, and 2) tied and loose unsolicited materials. P&E will address proper set-out standards and encourage small changes to positively impact the success of their recycling efforts.


Title: Kenora Depot Upgrades (#897)
Proponent: City of Kenora
CIF Funding: $10,000

This project involves development of an “options analysis” and possible conceptual facility design to address traffic loading issues at the Kenora landfill and public drop-off.

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Title: Iroquois Falls Curbside Recycling Program Roll-Out & Collection Route Optimization Study (#917)
Proponent: Town of Iroquois Falls
CIF Funding: $116,153

The Town of Iroquois Falls will harmonize their BB program with others in NE ON through the implementation of a cart-based collection program and the use of P&E materials common to the waste shed to support the launch.  The shift from depot to curbside service is expected to yield a significant increase in diversion at a lower net cost per tonne. In addition, Iroquois Falls will work with their neighboring municipality, the City of Timmins, to determine if they can share trucks and optimize the collection programs of both municipalities.


Title: EWSWA Container Line Residue Conveyor & Fibre Line Optical Sorter (#918)
Proponent: Essex Windsor Solid Waste Authority
CIF Funding: $342,506

Conduct a MRF efficiency study and install capital improvements based on confirmation upgrades to container residue conveyor and fibre line optical sorter are recommended.


complete-button2Title: Red Lake Loading Ramp, Recycling Containment Wall (#921)
Proponent: Municipality of Red Lake
CIF Funding: $10,470

Red Lake proposed to build a loading ramp and make modifications to their recycling shed to facilitate loading of their newly acquired compaction trailer for shipping materials to Winnipeg.

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Title: York MBG Cleanup System (#928)
Proponent: Region of York
CIF Funding: $830,050

This project involves the installation of glass clean up equipment in the York MRF. The cost of the project is approximately $1,700,000 and the CIF will contribute up to 48% of costs to support this very worthwhile project.


Title: Armour Energy and Labour Savings Initiatives (#930)
Proponent: Twp of Armour
CIF Funding: $7,600

This project involves modification of Armour’s plastics handling processes to reduce labour costs. The projected cost of the work is expected to be $21,000 and CIF will contribute up to 36% of costs or approx. $7,600.

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Title: Quinte MRF Residue Reduction Initiative (#933)
Proponent: Quinte Waste Solutions
CIF Funding: $91,900

This project involves an initial analysis of Quinte’s MRF to determine the source and value of its residue followed by a possible second phase capital investment to reduce residue levels where cost effective. The Phase One analysis will examine the source of Quinte’s residual levels and develop options for reduction and marketing of the material. The cost of the project is approximately $183,000 and the CIF will contribute up to 50% of costs subject to confirmation of the need to proceed to Phase Two.


Title: Waterloo MRF Upgrades: Glass Crusher, Optical Sorter & In-Feed Conveyor (#935)
Proponent: Region of Waterloo
CIF Funding: $225,568

Waterloo Region proposes to upgrade sorting capability in their existing MRF by installing a larger capacity optical sorter, glass extraction unit and main line in-feed conveyor.


Title: Waterloo Blue Box Program Relaunch: P&E Campaign (#937)
Proponent: Waterloo Region
CIF Funding: $121,834

Waterloo Region’s multi-media Blue Box Program Re-launch P&E campaign to coincide with the bag limit reduction from the current 10 to a maximum of 4 per set out (reducing to 3 within 2 years) starting in March 2017.  A significant focus of the campaign will be residue management, which is critical to the successful introduction of a lower garbage bag limit.


Title: Quinte Hot Cup Cost Analysis (#943)
Proponent: Quinte Waste Solutions
CIF Funding: $28,500

This project involves determining the cost of managing hot beverage cups in a 2 stream MRF using various methodologies to arrive at the anticipated costs and better practices. The projected cost of the work will be approx. $29,000 and will be fully funded by CIF.


Title: Waterloo Program Relaunch Blue Boxes (#946)
Proponent: Waterloo Region
CIF Funding: $162,000

Harmonization of regional program. Relaunch program with a one time distribution of 60,000 large capacity boxes to residents.


Title: Oxford County SS Conversion, P&E Support Campaign (#947)
Proponent: Oxford County
CIF Funding: $33,505

Oxford County multi-media P&E campaign to support the transition to single stream, expanded list of targeted materials and increased collection frequency starting in September 2015.  A significant focus of the campaign will be residue management, which is critical to the successful introduction of a single stream program.

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Title: Conversion of Depots to Front End Load Service (#955)
Proponent: Municipality of Hastings Highlands
CIF Funding: $28,152

Site upgrades, signage and purchase of 8 yd. FEL bins to replace 40 yd. roll-off bins at 9 municipal depots to reduce shipping costs.  FEL vehicles compact materials producing more tonnes per load and fewer loads shipped to the MRF.


Title: Durham MRF Container Line Upgrade (#957)
Proponent: Durham Region
CIF Funding: $857,534

Durham Region MRF container line redesign and upgrade to accommodate an increased volume of inbound plastics.


Title:   Multi-Residential Curotto Can Collection Vehicles (#963)
Proponent: City of Guelph
CIF Funding: $76,800

Expand collection services to all multi-residential sites in the City of Guelph to improve diversion in a cost contained manner and test the efficacy of curotto can vehicles as a tool for early detection and correction of contamination issues in cart-based programs.


Title: Convert Depots to Front End Load (FEL) Service (#964)
Proponent: Twp of Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan
CIF Funding: $16,680

Site upgrades, signage and purchase of 8 yd. FEL bins to replace 40 yd. roll-off bins at 3 municipal depots to reduce shipping costs.  FEL vehicles compact materials producing more tonnes per load and fewer loads shipped to the MRF.


Title: Depot Upgrades – Compactors (#966)
Proponent: Municipality of Highlands East
CIF Funding: $39,410

This project will save shipping costs by compacting 2 stream recyclable materials. Compacting increases the tonnage per load and reduces the annual number of loads shipped to the MRF.


Title: Development of ABC Tools and Transitional Strategies (#973)
Proponent: City of Guelph
CIF Funding: $50,000

A project to produce checklists, tools and/or asset valuation methodologies applicable to non-standard program operating structures designed to have Province-wide value for those groups, as well as conventional municipal programs operating non-contract, in-house, waste diversion programs.


Title: Bancroft Depot Upgrades – Compactors (#974)
Proponent: Town of Bancroft
CIF Funding: $68,150

Depot infrastructure upgrades, signage and installation of two stationary compactors to replace 40 yd. roll-off bins at Dungannon depot to reduce shipping costs.


Title: Full Cost Accounting Study & Data Acquisition Template Development (#975)
Proponent: Region of York
CIF Funding: $55,240

This Full Cost Accounting Study will develop a data acquisition template that can be used for other municipalities.  A common methodology leveraged through the template to capture full costs will benefit the broad municipal sector as the new legislation is enacted and policy statements are developed.


Title: EPR Activity Based Costing Model (#977)
Proponent: City of Toronto
CIF Funding: $250,000

This project will provide Toronto with an accurate account of its’ total cost of blue box services; outline a number of the key considerations during implementation and transition to EPR; and provide Activity Based Costing tools for use in Toronto and across the Province.


Title: Hearst Transition from Depot to Curbside Service(#978)
Proponent: Town of Hearst
CIF Funding: $97,500

A cost contained diversion rate improvement for the Town of Hearst achieved through an increase in the collection service level from depot based to automated curbside collection and the construction of a transfer station.


Title: Residue Benchmarking & P&E Reduction Strategy (#987)
Proponent: City of Timmins
CIF Funding: $21,000

A P&E campaign to support the reduction of residue levels and costs for the City of Timmins.


Title: EPR Transitional Support – Small Municipal Cost Models (#988)
Proponent: LaCloche Foothills Municipal Association
CIF Funding: $35,000

In preparation for transition under the new provincial EPR legislation, members of the LaCloche Foothills Municipal Association and neighbouring municipalities propose to complete an analysis of member costs and program performance; and development of a landfill cost model to inform their decisions about prioritizing diversion activities.  The project deliverable is expected to serve as a model of small municipal cooperation for similar municipalities throughout Ontario.


Title: EPR Business Case Analysis and ABC Tools (#993)
Proponent: Niagara Region
CIF Funding: $50,000

The development of an asset valuation guide and a business case analysis would be advantageous to municipalities considering questions about future value of assets. Business case financial tools and/or asset valuation methodologies developed for generic use will have significant value for municipalities needing to answer questions about retention or sale of program assets.


complete-button2Title: Defining “Recycling” (#995)
Proponent: AMO
CIF Funding: $18,000

Regulatory research to support transition of the Blue Box program in Ontario.

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Title: City of Peterborough MRF Options Analysis (#1007)
Proponent: City of Peterborough
CIF Funding: $40,000

With passage of the Waste Free Ontario Act, Peterborough, like many municipal MRF operators, undertook an options analysis for their facility.  The CIF provided up to $40,000 towards assisting the City with this work.


Title: Kingston MRF Expansion Procurement Options Analysis (#1008)
Proponent: City of Kingston
CIF Funding: $43,000

An analysis of options for the ownership and management of the Kingston MRF in light of the pending changes to the BBPP under the Waste Free Ontario Act.


Title: MRF Business Valuation & Strategic Option Evaluation (#1017)
Proponent: Niagara Region
CIF Funding: $130,596

The development of a business valuation guide and a business case analysis would be advantageous to municipalities considering questions about future value of assets. Business case financial tools and/or asset valuation methodologies developed for generic use will have significant value for municipalities needing to answer questions about retention or sale of program assets.


Title: York St. Compactor Hydro Upgrade (#1024)
Proponent: Municipality of Whitestone
CIF Funding: $13,223

Project to connect recycling compactors to hydro grid at Township landfill site to provide cost savings.


Title: Cost Allocation Field Test and Contract Support (#1027)
Proponent: East Ferris, Powasson, Nipissing and Chisholm
CIF Funding: $39,823

The goal of this project is to field test existing CIF costing tools to determine program costs and then design internal accounting controls required for municipalities to actively track and report these costs.


Title:  Market Valuation of Recycling Business (#1031)
Proponent: City of Guelph
CIF Funding: $161,272

The development of a business valuation guide and a business case analysis would be advantageous to municipalities considering questions about future value of assets. Business case financial tools and/or asset valuation methodologies developed for generic use will have significant value for municipalities needing to answer questions about retention or sale of program assets.


Title: Cost Allocation Field Test (#1034)
Proponent: Municipality of Huron Shores
CIF Funding: $15,000

The goal of this project is to field test existing CIF costing tools to determine program costs and then design internal accounting controls required for municipalities to actively track and report these costs.


Title: Toronto Polystyrene Densifier Pilot (#1035)
Proponent: City of Toronto
CIF Funding: $35,000

Toronto, like many municipalities, is encountering problems with the marketing of its curbside collected EPS.  This pilot explored use of new technology to produce a marketable material.  The CIF contributed $35,000 to this pilot.


Title: MRF Options Analysis (#1037)
Proponent: Norfolk County
CIF Funding: $14,500

With passage of the Waste Free Ontario Act, Norfolk is considering the future of their MRF operations.  As an initial step, the County undertook a feasibility study to examine the potential to re-purpose the site.  The CIF provided up to $14,500 to assist the County with this work.


Title: Northumberland County Curbside Glass Collection Pilot (#1038)
Proponent: County of Northumberland
CIF Funding: $44,265

This project involves testing the cost and effectiveness of source separating Blue Box glass at the curb to eliminate the negative impacts on MRF processing and to evaluate the implications on collection costs and marketing revenue. The CIF contributed up to $44,265 or 50% of costs.


Title: Southwold Two-Stream Harmonization (#1039)
Proponent: Southwold Township
CIF Funding: $5,780

The Township of Southwold has partnered with the London area MRF for processing and marketing of Blue Box materials collected from residents.  In supporting optimization initiatives in alignment with the MIPC Study, this project provides funding for the purchase of a second blue box for residents to meet the requirements of the City’s two-stream MRF.


Title: Compactor Cost Savings (#1040)
Proponent: Armour Township
CIF Funding: $18,985

Purchase of compaction unit for mixed containers at Tri-R Facility (Armour Township, Town of Burks Falls, & Ryerson Township).  Compaction will improve transfer haul cost effectiveness and other operational efficiencies.


Title: Waste Recycling Plans
Funding: $1.7 million

Waste Diversion Ontario (now the Resource Recovery and Productivity Authority) identified recycling strategies/plans as a best practice. The
CIF will provide assistance to municipal programs for the completion
of a Waste Recycling Plan.


Title: Multi-Municipal
Waste Recycling Plan
s
Funding: $45,000 for each

Development of a co-operative Waste Recycling Plan as per as best practice laid out by Waste Diversion Ontario (now the Resource Recovery and Productivity Authority).

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Title: Purchase of Large Curbside Containers
Proponent: 2010 & 2011 REOI Respondents
Funding: $2.6 million

Waste Diversion Ontario (now the Resource Recovery and Productivity Authority) identified that providing large collection containers to residents
is a best practice. These containers are to have a capacity of at least
22 gallons with a preference for 24 or 25 gallons (or larger).

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Innovation

complete-button2Title: Optical Sorter (#118)
Proponent: Hamilton

CIF Funding: $132,250

Install a two-valve TiTech Polysort Optical sortation system in the MRF.

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complete-button2Title: Plastics RFP (#127)
CIF Funding: $1,900,000

A pilot project to process up to 25,300 tonnes per year of mixed plastics from Ontario recycling programs. Funded jointly with Stewardship Ontario, this project aims to source ‘other plastics’ (i.e. beyond numbers 1 and 2) for reprocessing with innovative technologies that may lead to a long-term solution for municipalities. Entropex (Sarnia) and EFS Plastics (Elmira) have been selected to process materials through the duration of this project through a public tendering process. The CIF and Stewardship Ontario will begin working with interested municipalities to start the project in 2010 running through 2011.


complete-button2Title: EPS Densification (#130)
CIF Funding: $20,000

Engineering to develop a mobile expanded polystyrene densification program that can go from municipality-to-municipality to process EPS and send to market.

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complete-button2Title: Route Optimization Software (#181)
CIF Funding: $6,190

The purpose of Project 181 was to ascertain the current state of development of route optimization software and to determine whether there was one or more inexpensive software systems which interested municipalities could use to review their current collection routing for opportunities to improve efficiencies. Stantec Ltd. was contracted to complete the first two phases of the project. The first phase included conducting a scan of route optimization software providers to identify those providing simple, inexpensive routing systems. The second phase included contacting the identified vendors and their customers to determine the capabilities and efficacy of the available systems. CIF staff are working to determine
if there is sufficient interest amongst municipalities to warrant further work in the subject area.

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complete-button2Title: Peterborough Transfer Station Solar Compactors Project (#275)
Proponent: County of Peterborough
CIF Funding: $74,807

This project involves the installation of solar powered compactors at two of the County of Peterborough’s transfer stations to improve hauling efficiencies for fibres collected at the two sites.  The
compactors are solar powered and will be equipped with remote monitoring capability to allow staff to determine when the bins actually require replacement.  This feature optimizes hauling frequency and reduces operating costs by avoiding the cost of hauling partially filled bins typical of pre-scheduled automatic pick-ups.  Installation of compactors at the two sites is expected to reduce hauling costs by over $10,000/year with a project payback of approximately 4 years.

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complete-button2Title: McKellar Transfer Station Solar Compactors Project (#280)
Proponent: Township of McKellar
CIF Funding: $76,213

This project involves the replacement of side loading covered roll off bins for the collection of blue box recyclables at the McKellar transfer station with two compactor bins.  The compactors are solar powered with 110V or single phase back up and will reduce bin pick up frequency through increased compaction of recyclables resulting in a projected savings of almost $40,000/year and a project payback of under 3 years.

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Title: Whitestone Transfer Station Solar Compactors Project (#281)
Proponent: Municipality of Whitestone
CIF Funding: $159,810

This project involves the installation of solar powered compactors at each of Whitestone Township’s two transfer stations McDougall to improve hauling efficiencies.  The compactors are solar powered and will be equipped with generators as backups for periods where insufficient sunlight is available to meet load demand.  Installation of compactors at these two sites is expected to reduce hauling costs by over $40,000/year with a project payback of under 4 years is expected.

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complete-button2Title: McDougall Landfill Solar Compactors Project (#282)
Proponent: Township of McDougall
CIF Funding: $90,447

This project involves the installation of two solar powered compactor at the McDougall Township Landfill to capture corrugated cardboard currently being landfilled by residents.  The compactors are solar powered with the capability to be hooked up with 110V or single phase back up. Their usage will allow the capture of an additional 300 tonnes/yr of material at an estimated 25% of the cost of providing the service with open top rolloffs.   A project payback of under 5 years is expected.

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complete-button2Title:Carling Transfer Stations Solar Compactors Project (#283)
Proponent: Township of Carling
CIF Funding: $119,957

This project involves the installation of two solar powered compactors each at two of Carling Township’s transfer stations to improve hauling efficiencies.  The compactors are solar powered and capable of 110V back up for periods where insufficient sunlight is available to meet load demand.  Installation of compactors at these two sites is expected to reduce hauling costs by over $30,000/year with a project payback of under 3 years is expected.

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complete-button2Title: Markham Polystyrene Densification Project (#291)
Proponent: Township of Markham
CIF Funding: $55,110

Installation of a cold densification unit to process expanded polystyrene.

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complete-button2Title: Muskoka Transfer Stations Solar Compactors Project (#303)
Proponent: District of Muskoka
CIF Funding: $197,775

This project involves the installation of two solar powered compactors at each of three different transfer stations operated by the District of Muskoka to improve hauling efficiencies of blue box recyclables. The compactors are solar powered and capable of 110V back up for periods where insufficient sunlight is available to meet load demand. The compactors are also equipped with wireless monitoring devices to keep staff informed of when bins need to be switched out.  Installation of compactors at these sites is expected to reduce hauling costs by over $68,000/year with an expected project payback of approximately 6 years.  $197,775 in funding was provided by the CIF for this value added system improvement.

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complete-button2Title: Maximizing Residential Waste Diversion – Phase 2 (#315)
Proponent: City of Toronto
Funding: $61,600

The current project is the second phase of an earlier project that formulated a menu of strategies designed to increase recycling in multi-res buildings. In Phase 2, the strategies will be tested in pilot buildings. Strategies range from training for building staff to recycling incentives for residents and staff.

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complete-button2Title: Implementing On-Truck RFID Tracking for Collection (#351)
Proponent: City of Timmins
CIF Funding: $30,000

Install RFID readers on the automated curbside collection vehicles to track the recycling container information in the new collection program.

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complete-button2Title: McMurrich/Monteith Compactor Installation (#405)
Proponent: Township of McMurrich/Monteith
CIF Funding: $20,677

McMurrich/Monteith is purchasing a set of used compactors from a neighbouring municipality to improve transportation efficiencies in hauling materials to market.  The total project cost is $46,000.  Savings of over $8,000/yr are expected.  They have received $20,677 in funding from the CIF.

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Emerging Technologies

complete-button2Title: Bollegraaf Film Grabber (#119)
Proponent: Hamilton

CIF Funding: $308,700

Install a Bollegraaf mechanical film grabber in the MRF.

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complete-button2Title: Mobile Glass Processing (#128)
CIF Funding: $5,000

The CIF is providing staff support to investigate rural glass processing options.

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Title: Plastic Low Pressure Intrusion Technology (#139)
CIF Funding: $60,000

Development of equipment that will use mixed plastic waste material to produce durable, waterproof, insect and rot resistant deck, fencing and other materials.

NOTE: Project closed without completion and no final report will be issued.


complete-button2Title: International Technology Scan (#195)
Proponent: CIF Staff
Funding: $15,000

Environmental Business Consultants (EBC) was contracted to identify countries most likely to be sources of innovative or emerging technologies that could be applied to the Ontario Blue Box Program.  Contact was then made with the appropriate government embassies and agencies within those countries to solicit assistance in identifying companies with expertise in sorting, densifying, transporting, cleaning recyclables and contaminated plastics.  A total of thirteen European and Asian countries were contacted with submissions received back from the majority. Several companies with new technologies of potential interest were identified and require additional follow-up.

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complete-button2Title: Thermoset PET  (#207)
Proponent: NAPCOR
CIF Funding: $35,000

Work with NAPCOR and Stewardship Ontario to evaluate processing alternatives for Thermoset PET.

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complete-button2Title: Natural Gas Vehicles (#217)
CIF Funding: $5,000

CIF project to examine and review the use of natural gas as an alternative fuel for waste collection vehicles. Also includes the development of possible contract clauses and specifications for alternative fuel vehicle usage.

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complete-button2Title: International Technology Trade Mission (#256)
Funding: $20,000

Complete a “first hand” investigation of technologies being employed overseas and examine the potential applications for these technologies and their potential use in Ontario.

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complete-button2Title: Field Trial of Hydrogen Injection System in Recycling Trucks (#344)
CIF Funding: $56,500

Field trial of equipment from Innovative Hydrogen Solutions on three Turtle Island recycling trucks in York Region and two Plein Disposal recycling trucks in Waterloo Region to test fuel and maintenance improvements and cost savings.

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Communication & Education

complete-button2Title: Improved Rural Recycling Depots Through Signage (#101)
Proponent: West Nipissing
CIF Funding: $15,000

Goals are to: 1) install proper signage at out lying depots; 2) maximize rural recycling depot site efficiency, increase participation, capture and minimize contamination.

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complete-button2Title: 40% Diversion (#116)
Proponent: Seguin Township
CIF Funding: $32,200

Increase diversion from 22% to 40% using depots and two stream collection through promotion and education.

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complete-button2Title: Increase Multi-res Compliance (#156)
Proponent: Essex-Windsor
CIF Funding: $39,800

Implement an outreach program to increase the number of multi-res buildings by 20-30%.

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complete-button2Title: Multi-res P&E (#166)
CIF Funding: $120,000

CIF developed printed materials to promote recycling in the multi-res sector.  Partner municipalities may access their login here. To find out how your municipality can have access to the materials developed under this project contact Carrie Nash.

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complete-button2Title:Multi-res (#174)
Proponent: Peterborough
CIF Funding: $13,250

Install 100 new carts, inventory all buildings, stickers, P&E.

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complete-button2Title: Small Program P&E Plan (#192)
CIF Funding: $150,000

Development of a P&E plan template for small program usage as well as the development of communication material templates.

CIF Promotion & Education webpage


complete-button2Title: Enhanced Website (#198)
Proponent: Peterborough County
CIF Funding: $5,000

Pilot Promotion and Education project (3 sites tested – see also #200 and 214). Development of a web portal for the promotion of the recycling program. Web site includes a waste exchange element as well as program information. Usage of the website will be monitored to determine the effectiveness of the tool.

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complete-button2Title: Enhanced Website (#200)
Proponent: Kenora
CIF Funding: $5,000

Pilot Promotion and Education project (3 sites tested – see also #198 and 214). Development of a web portal for the promotion of the recycling program. Web site includes a waste exchange element as well as program information. Usage of the website will be monitored to determine theeffectiveness of the tool.

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complete-button2Title: Enhanced Website (#214)
Proponent: Wellington County
CIF Funding: $5,000

Pilot Promotion and Education project (3 sites tested – see also #198 and 200). Development of a web portal for the promotion of the recycling program. Web site includes a waste exchange element as well as program information. Usage of the website will be monitored to determine the effectiveness of the tool.

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complete-button2Title: Communication Evaluation(#233)
Proponent: Ottawa Valley
CIF Funding: $4,500

An assessment of the best practices the program compared to the “Rural Collection – South” group of municipalities.

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complete-button2Title: Plastics Project Support (#238)
CIF Funding: $50,000

Love Environmental was contracted to assist the CIF staff with coordination of various plastics related initiatives including development of the bi-monthly plastics teleconference calls for municipal stakeholders, project support related to the CIF’s thermoform and 3-7 plastics market development work and engagement activities with related stakeholders.

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complete-button2Title: Cooperative Multi-Municipal Recycling Communications Program Implementation (#265)
Proponent: Township of Gillies
CIF Funding: $15,000

Implementation of a cooperative promotion and education program that was recommended in CIF Project #102 report. Project includes the development of a common communications plan and promotion material.

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complete-button2Title: Perfecting Indoor Public Space Recycling (#268)
Proponent: Town of Whitby
Funding: $50,000

$50k in funding was provided to the Town of Whitby to support implementation of an improved public building recycling program. The new containers and enhanced promotional materials are expected to increase diversion by 20% while reducing contamination. This project is expected to assist the CIF in developing better practices in this area of blue box recycling. Total project costs are budgeted at over $123,000.

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complete-button2Title: Simcoe County Mobile Education Unit (#276)
Proponent: County of Simcoe
Funding: $45,000

This project involves the design and development of an innovative mobile education unit for use by County staff at schools and public events. Its purpose is to educate residents about the County’s waste diversion programs.  The unit is expected to have a reach of over 40,000 residents annually and with a potential diversion rate of over 200 additional tonnes annually.  Approximately $45,000 in funding, representing 50% of eligible costs, was provided by the CIF.

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complete-button2Title: BB Program Communications Relaunch (#308)
Proponent: Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority
CIF Funding: $53,500

EWSWA will be re-launching its P&E efforts with the goal to increase blue box capture rates by 10% over a 2 year period.  The relaunch will include redesigned P&E materials, the development of an updated website including the use of social media and marketing tools, upgrading and developing school curriculum materials and ongoing monitoring to evaluate the effectiveness of the P&E efforts.

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complete-button2Title: Waste Disposal Site Signage (#323)
Proponent: Township of Lanark Highlands
CIF Funding: $2,175

The production and installation of new and enhanced signage for the blue box recycling collection depot are at the landfill site as per best practice.

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complete-button2Title:North Bay Blue Box Promotions (#371)
Proponent: City of North Bay
Funding: $5,000

North Bay is taking advantage of the 20th year celebrations of its blue box program to promote and reinforce the program through a series of radio ads and other activities consistent with its communications plan.

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complete-button2Title: Promotion of Expanded Recycling Program & Distribution of Large Curbside Containers (#377)
Proponent: Norfolk County
CIF Funding: $44,500

Norfolk County is expanding the types of material collected in its blue box system to include thermoform plastic containers.  CIF is supporting Norfolk with the purchase and distribution of the blue boxes as well as new promotion and education material.

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complete-button2Title: P&E Campaign for Expanded Materials (#404)
Proponent: Township of Malahide
CIF Funding: $5,000

Provide funding to develop P&E materials to support the addition of new plastic packaging to the blue box program. The additional materials are added as a result of utilizing the new London MRF for processing. The materials developed will be transferable to other programs using the London MRF.

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Title: Promotion and Education Campaign (#411)
Proponent: City of Ottawa
CIF Funding: $5,100

The City of Ottawa will launch a multi-media campaign which includes the use of print, social media, online ads and electronic bill boards to improve resident knowledge of what can and can not be recycled. The objective will be to increase the capture of targeted materials such as aluminum and paper and decrease residual rates.


complete-button2Title: Promotion & Education Initiatives (#412)
Proponent: City of Woodstock
Funding: $13,500

Funding support for some new P&E initiatives for the City of Woodstock to promote its recycling program.  The initiatives include signage for the collection vehicles, radio advertising and multi-residential materials.

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complete-button2Title: Mixed Plastics Promotion & Education Campaign (#415)
Proponent: City of Kawartha Lakes, City of Peterborough, Peterborough County, County of Northumberland
Funding: $130,000

Promotion and Education campaign to increase the capture rate of mixed plastics, with particular focus on PET, in the participating municipalities of Kawartha Lakes, City of Peterborough, Peterborough County and County of Northumberland. This project will also determine the effectiveness of a multi-municipal P&E campaign in order to establish a best practice approach that can be used in Ontario municipalities.

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complete-button2Title: York Mixed Plastics P&E Campaign (#420)
Proponent: Region of York
Funding: $26,000

Support, up to $26,000, to the Region for a short term targeted P&E campaign for enhancing recovery of mixed plastics in the Region’s blue box program. The anticipated result is a 20% increase in capture of mixed plastics.

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Title: Muti-Residential Promotion & Education Templates (#433)
Funding: $7,600

Development of a Microsoft Word document template for use in promoting recycling in multi-residential buildings.

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Title: P&E Initiatives for Plastic Packaging Recovery
Proponent: 2011 REOI Respondents
Funding: $175,000


complete-button2Title: Signage Upgrade for Public Space Recycling (#667.13)
Proponent: City of Stratford
Funding: $2,500

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complete-button2Title: Promotion & Education Initiatives (#804.6)
Proponent: Town of Carleton Place
Funding: $5,000

Delivery of a P&E campaign to educate residents on the recent changes to Carleton Place’s collection program (i.e., movement to single stream and expansion to the list of targeted materials).

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complete-button2Title: Promotion & Education Initiatives (#818.6)
Proponent: Township of Lanark Highlands
Funding: $5,000

Delivery of a P&E campaign to increase participation and diversion rates.

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Title: Promotion & Education Initiatives (#819.6)
Proponent: Township of McNab/Braeside
Funding: $5,000

Delivery of a P&E campaign to improve depot signage, decrease contamination and increase diversion rates.


complete-button2Title: Promotion & Education Initiatives (#824.6)
Proponent: Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula
Funding: $5,000

Improve diversion and participation rates amongst seasonal residents. P&E efforts will be implemented by a summer student for the municipality’s five depots.

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Title: Promotion & Education Initiatives (#828.6)
Proponent: Township of South Stormont
Funding: $5,000

A program re-launch to increase diversion through improved participation brought about by a multi-media campaign including newspaper ads, webpage updates, an email reminder program, signage, brochures and posters.


Title: Small Community Recycling
Promotion & Education
Proponent: 2010 and 2011 REOI Respondents
Funding: $1.01 million

CIF will assist smaller municipalities with promotion and education
to promote recycling programs.

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Title: Multi-residential
Recycling Promotion & Education
Proponent: 2010 REOI Respondents
Funding: $50,000

CIF has allocated $50,000 to expand access to the web based application that CIF developed for standardized print promotion and education material for multi-residential programs.

Project Support

complete-button2Title: RFQ Development (#147)
CIF Funding: $13,000

Development for an RFQ for energy management consultants.

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complete-button2Title: Partnership Programs (#157)
CIF Funding: $1,500

Research available federal and provincial partnership programs.

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complete-button2Title: Provincial Infrastructure Funding (#167)
CIF Funding: $3,000

Love Environmental to advocate potential partnerships for CIF and province.

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complete-button2Title: Stakeholder Review (#169)
CIF Funding: $9,700

A stakeholder review was undertaken to determine their needs for future CIF projects and direction as part of developing the 2010 work plan.

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complete-button2Title: Multi-residential Recycling Program Support

CIF provides staff support to assist municipalities to evaluate and implement innovation and best practices with their multi-residential blue box program.


complete-button2Title: Summary of Canadian EPR Programs (#470)

EPR programs under development and currently in effect across Ontario were summarized to facilitate discussion of possible better practices under the CIF Centre of Excellence.

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Centre of Excellence

Request for Proposal (RFP), Tender & Waste Recycling Plan (WRP) Development



Curbside Single-Family Audits, MRF Commodity Bale & Residue Audits and MRF Composite Paper Packaging (CPP) Observations (#711)

In the spring of 2012 the KRC secured funds from SO to co-fund a series of 4 season curbside single-family waste composition audits in cooperation with selected municipalities. The project also included funding from SO to complete a series of MRF bale and residue audits and analysis of composite paper packaging fate in MRFs to provide both stewards and municipalities with up to date compositional information from across Ontario.

| Set Out & Participation Rates Summary Report |

| Analysis & Summary Report |


Provision of Expanded Polystyrene Processing Capacity (#713)

The CIF, in partnership with SO and CPIA, completed an REOI to secure expanded polystyrene processing capacity in the eastern Ontario area at the request of several municipalities in the area. HGC Management was selected as the preferred proponent to install an EPS densifier in their Belleville facility. A grant of $75,000 was provided to off-set the capital cost of new equipment and the CIF will be contributing up to $25,000 towards this project.

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Flexible Film Plastics Packaging Study (#714)

The CIF, in partnership with SO and CPIA, are conducting a study of the current flexible film packaging market to objectively research and assess options for flexible film plastics packaging collection, processing and sortation and the associated cost implications to the current blue box system. The study is expected to cost approximately $60,000 and the CIF has approved funding of up to $20,000 towards this project.

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Comparative Analysis of Single and Two Stream Program Performance (#716)

The CIF has received inquiries from numerous municipalities over the past three years about the applicability of single stream vs. two stream collection systems. This study is intended to gather up to date information on the application, pros, cons and relative costs of the two systems for consideration by municipalities.

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Recycling Collection & Processing Contract Template Update (#717)

The CIF maintains a list of better practice clauses for various rips and contracts. The database is in the process of being updated and improved based on feedback from stakeholders.

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Material Audit Guide (#718)

A waste composition audit guide was developed at the request of a small rural community. This guide is intended to assist small municipalities in completion of a curbside waste audits using internal staff resources.

| Curbside Waste Audits – Considerations for Small Communities |


Contract Management Course (#720)

This project involves development and delivery of a one day course on contract management for municipal staff dealing with contracts. The course is an abridged version of the 2 day contract management course developed under the E&E fund and was consolidated based on feedback received from municipal staff. The cost for development was approximately $20,000.


Blue Box Material Diversion vs Cost Benefit Analysis (#722)

This study compares the cost to collect and process various materials to provide guidance to municipalities about the logical order in which materials should be added to their programs to achieve the best diversion for cost profile for their program.

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Multi-Residential Project Debriefing Series (#723)

CIF has invested $2.8M in an effort to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Multi-Residential (MR) recycling programs. Projects focused on the implementation of a series of practical, time-saving tools for the MR sector to assist municipalities in meeting best practices in “optimization of operations in collections and processing”. In 2013 support for municipalities servicing this sector will be offered through CIF’s Centre of Excellence in the form of best practice information and tools. This project will help establish the key learnings to be communicated through the Centre of Excellence and will be accomplished through a series of facilitated Round Table discussions in which proponents discuss their project outcomes as well as lessons learned throughout their project implementation.

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Bulk Container Purchasing Tender (#724)

A tender to secure pricing for Blue Boxes and Carts at a discounted rate for Ontario recycling programs.
The outcome of this tender will be made available on the ‘Container’ page of the CIF website as it has been in the past. This tender is part of an ongoing initiative by CIF to secure discounted pricing for Blue Boxes and Carts by coordinating the buying efforts of municipalities across Ontario.


Analysis of Bill 91 Implications on Municipal Diversion Services (#725)

Bill 91 represents a fundamental potential change in the way waste diversion programs will be operated in Ontario. The City of Toronto in partnership with members of RPWCO sought to complete an analysis of the implications of the bill and its implications on municipal diversion programs. This information is expected to be of interest to all stakeholders seeking to understand what changes may need to be made to programs such as the Blue Box program should IPR legislation be implemented in Ontario. The total cost of the project is expected to be $95,000 and CIF is contributing up to $40,000 or 42%.

PRIMER on Bill 91 (The Waste Reduction Act) and The Waste Reduction Strategy

EPR Case Study Report – Lessons from EPR Programs for Printed Paper and Packaging that could be applied to Ontario Municipalities


Cochrane Transfer Station Construction & Annual Operation Cost Analysis (#726)

Review and verification of construction and annual operating cost for the City of Cochrane’s transfer station which was built using reclaimed overseas shipping containers.

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Benchmarking and Assessing Program Performance Training Course (#727)

This project involves development and delivery of a one day course on the use of an assessment framework to identify the areas of your Blue Box programming which will provide the greatest pay back from a program improvement investment.


Best Practices in EPS Management (#731)

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) has remained a challenge to manage in the blue box for over 30 yrs. The CIF has funded a number of projects to test centralized and decentralized processing options. This project will build on these past efforts to accurately compare the collection and processing costs and pros/cons of the various options so that stakeholders can make informed program planning decisions. The cost of the work is expected to be under $10,000.

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Survey of Municipal Position on Glass Market 2014 (#732)

The glass market in Ontario remains problematic because of the limited market options and quality of mixed broken glass produced primarily by large single stream programs. The CIF was approached in late 2013 to consider investing in improvement of existing local markets. This survey was commissioned to solicit feedback from municipalities to determine if such an investment by the CIF was warranted and supported by municipalities. The cost was approximately $2500.


Recyclables Density Report (#737)

2014 Density Report provides reference weights and volumes of various container and truck sizes/types along with average weights per cubic meter. Compacted and uncompacted density is provided where available. Sampled from all municipal groups.

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Small Municipal Depot Guidebook (#738)

This guidebook is designed to assist small municipalities with practical information, checklists, costing analysis spreadsheets and other information intended to identify common depot configurations, issues and better practice solutions. The guidebook and much more help with depots can be found on the CIF Center of Excellence dedicated Depots page.


P&E Training Course Development (#740)

Promotion & Education curriculum development & classroom instruction for a course to be delivered through the CIF’s Centre of Excellence. Course content will focus on the fundamental elements of building and executing a strategic recycling P&E initiative as well as how to measure, monitor and report project outcomes.

2015: Second delivery of CIF’s P&E course. The P&E course content will focus on the fundamental elements of building and executing a strategic recycling P&E initiative as well as how to measure, monitor and report project outcomes.


Glass Market Status Report (#741)

The glass market in Ontario has continued to be challenging for many years. This report was intended to provide a snap shot in time update to stakeholders on the issues and status of the market as a result of concerns raised at JAMTAG, CIF Committee and by suppliers in the fall of 2014.

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MRF Preventative Maintenance Workshop (#743)

Training course development & delivery for municipal staff focused on optimizing Material Recovery Facility performance & preventative maintenance.


Fundamentals Online Training Course (#746)

The launch the CIF’s online training ‘portal’ or Learning Management System (LMS), and the design, development and delivery CIF’s first online course: the Fundamental Principles in Recycling Planning.


Clear Bag (Garbage) Implementation Tool Kit – The ON Experience (#748)

The intent of this initiative is to deliver a comprehensive tool designed to provide municipal councilors and staff with key information, case studies and an implementation road map prior to approval of a clear bag program.

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Hamilton Plastic Film Study (#749)

Determination of the cost and performance implications of managing film plastic in the Hamilton MRF. This study also investigates alternative collection options, such as depot or return to retail, and whether or not they offer a viable and less costly alternative to the current system.


Municipal Recycling RFP Development Training Workshop (#750)

Develop and facilitate a municipal one day training course/ workshop outlining the Best Practices for the development of a municipal recycling collection, processing and marketing RFP.


Municipal Update on Waste Free Ontario Act (Bill 151) (#751)

On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, AMO and CIF hosted a workshop for municipal Blue Box recycling program staff to provide them with an initial overview of Bill 151, the Waste-Free Ontario Act. The event was attended in person by approximately 80 municipal staff with an additional 55 in attendance online.

| Bill 151 Update |


 

Municipal MRF Working Group (#756)

This working group is comprised of 8 to 10 municipal representatives who meet regularly to share and discuss useful information.  The goal is to develop tools and resources that will assist Ontario municipalities in gaining a thorough understanding and agreement of the true costs associated with the processing of residential blue box materials and strategies to minimize it.


Municipal Collections Working Group (#757)

A CIF led working group to examine better practices in Blue Box collections and the implications of Bill 151 on municipal collections systems.


Municipal Depot Working Group (#758)

The Municipal Depot Working Group is a CIF led working group established to provide support and resources to municipalities operating or planning depots.


Collection Cost Model Analysis (#761)

The CIF has made development of cost allocation models a priority to assist municipalities in the accurate development of information for planning purposes. This project is intended to ‘ground truth’ a model developed by CIF for determination of collection costs which represents the majority of Blue Box operating costs. The project is expected to cost under $,5000 to complete.

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Best Practices Review of CIF Completed Projects (#762)

The CIF has contracted the University of York to complete a review of its over 500 completed projects to determine what additional better practices, trends and other learnings may be gleaned from the Fund;s efforts over the past seven years of operations. The project has an upset limit of approximately $40,000 and is funded solely by the CIF.

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Municipal Group Classification Review (#763)

Municipalities participating in Ontario’s BBPP have historically been aggregated into 9 groups for comparative purposes. The accuracy and utility of this approach has been a point of ongoing debate with potentially significant implication. This study will examine the limitations of the current methodology and propose alternative approaches. The estimated cost is $3,000 and will be funded by the CIF to address ongoing concerns raised by municipalities during the spring 2016 CIF consultation.


Use of Compactors for Managing Municipal Waste Guide (#764)

The CIF has funded a large number of compactor systems across Ontario to optimize the shipment of recyclables. The purpose of this guide is to summarize the learnings of project partners so that municipalities considering the installation of compaction systems can benefit from past projects. The cost of the guide is expected to be under $20k.

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Municipal Multi-Residential Working Group (#766)

A CIF led Multi-Residential Working Group has been established to build upon the foundational aspects established through earlier CIF projects and engage municipalities in current work in this sector.  The group will meet monthly to discuss the costs and program metrics involved in operating Multi-Residential Blue Box programs. This initiative will seek to help better plan, budget, and contract services. It will also begin to help deal with transitional issues resulting from enactment of the Waste-Free Ontario Act (Bill 151).


Plastics Market Analysis (#768)

The closure of Entropex in the summer of 2016 raised concerns about the stability of the current BB plastics markets.  This project was commissioned by the CIF at a cost of under $20,000 to provide municipalities with up to date info on current markets and their stability.


 

MRF Audit Protocol Guide (#803)

A reference document for planning composition studies (audits) of Blue Box recyclables received at a municipal material recycling facility (MRF) or at a contracted (third party/private sector) MRF.

| MRF Audit Guide |

| Project Synopsis |


GIS Collection Point & Service Level Mapping System (#820)

This project involves the use of GIS technology to map Muskoka District’s curbside collection service points and link service levels to those data points in anticipation of their upcoming collection rfp. The work is expected to cost approximately $85,000 and is expected to provide prospective bidders with the information needed to accurately bid on the pending rfp. The CIF will contribute approx $25,000 or 25% funding.

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RFP Template Review & Effectiveness Study of Public Information Tools (#825)

Quinte Waste Solutions proposes to conduct an evaluation of their recently completed RFP process developed on the basis of CIF templates and an internal QWS RFP template developed by the same author as the CIF template.  QWS received three satisfactory responses to the RFP and, during the process, issued eight addenda to address concerns not covered in the templates.


Waste Audit – City of Barrie (#842)

Phasing in Every Other Week (EOW) garbage collection is expected to reduce garbage generated and increase blue box recycling. This baseline 100 HH two season audit will gather data against which the EOW collection can be measured.


Waste Audit – Halton Region (#848)

To measure the effectiveness of three initiatives in Halton’s 2012-2016 Solid Waste Management Strategy and their impact on the capture of Blue Box materials in both single family and multi-family residential households.


Effectiveness Study on P&E Videos via Social Media (#852)

An investigation into the effectivness of video messaging distributed through popular social media mechanisms such as YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook in promoting recycling behaviours such as increased participation or capture of targeted materials and proper sorting. Should the videos prove to be effective, they will be made available for municipal use through the Centre of Excellence. The funding of the study will be used to begin to develop a ‘Tool-Kit’ providing Best Practice guidance for the development and distribution of additional videos.


Waste Audit – Niagara Region (#859)

A four season waste composition audit to monitor effectiveness of waste management programs.

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Online Markets Directory (#868)

Reclay StewardEdge is proposing a two phase project, firstly evaluating municipal interest in having such an online tool and determining if brokers would be willing to contribute to this directory.  The second phase is the actual development of the tool and some initial updating of the directory.  Reclay StewardEdge will only proceeded with the second phase if the first phase is successful.

If phase 2 is successful, and if there is municipal interest and broker interest in continuing with the work, Reclay StewardEdge will submit a proposal for long-term support and maintenance of the project.


RSE Ontario Price Sheet Continuation (#869)

RSE applied for funding under the Centre of Excellence to continue the Ontario Price Sheet for a span of 18 months from July 2014 to the end of December 2015, and if successful, will reapply at a later date for indefinite continuation of the Ontario Price Sheet under the CIF Centre of Excellence umbrella.

The project will take place in two phases, firstly continuation of the Ontario Price Sheet for the balance of 2014.  During this time, RSE will work with CIF and municipalities to update and improve the content and appearance of the price sheet.

In phase 2 it is proposed to produce two online versions of the price sheet, one similar to the existing price sheet for public posting and a second version including weighted averages of prices and additional statistical data as a resource for participating municipalities only with restricted access online.  Information in both versions of the price sheet would be the property of municipalities.


Toronto – Multi-Residential Audits (#872)

A series of seasonal waste audits to understand current behaviour in multi-residential buildings and monitor/measure the effectiveness of selected multi-residential P&E campaigns and targeted training for selected building superintendents.

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Single Family Waste Audits – City of Toronto (#873)

The audit will indicate the current SF diversion and participation rates. Results will be compared to previous data. In addition to measuring performance, the data will help plan effective SF programs and communications.

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Waste Audit – County of Simcoe (#877)

Simcoe County is conducting a round of four-season residential curbside waste audits. The audit will provide baseline data and results will be included in future planning for blue box program expansion/improvements as well as targeted P&E campaigns.

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Contract Support Services – County of Brant (#886)

A project to assist Brant County with drafting a new collection/processing RFP.

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Autocart Collection Analysis – City of Greater Sudbury (#888)

This analysis will allow municipalities to decide if the payback on autocart collection systems will outweigh the drawbacks or vice versa resulting in more efficient collection programs.

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Tender Support – City of Greater Sudbury (#889)

A project to assist the City of Greater Sudbury with Tender development and current contract assistance.


RFP Support – City of Peterborough (#898)

A project to assist the City and County of Peterborough with joint RFP development and current contract assistance.

| Report | | Draft RFP |


Peel – Single Stream MRF Efficiency Audit & Equipment Maintenance Audit (#901)

MRF performance audit to determine the processing efficiency.  Data collected will be used to identify opportunities to improve material flow and reduce material cross contamination leading to increased capture and revenue.  The audit will serve as a diagnostic assessment providing staff with a full list of issues and concerns that can be prioritized according to their ability to provide a return on investment for spending to correct inefficiencies.  Equipment Maintenance Audit will cross-reference operational performance with maintenance records to verify upkeep, repair and will identify any replacement efforts needed.


Kearney – Clear Bag Implementation P&E (#902)

The Town of Kearny is switching to a clear bags policy for incoming garbage to the municipal waste management site.  This project will provide funding to share in the cost of implementing the P&E described in the new CIF Clear Bag toolkit and builds on the success of neighbouring Township McMurrich Monteith.  P&E to include: pre-launch mail-outs, signage for depot, and clear bag tool kit for distribution during soft launch.  Diversion is anticipated to increase significantly following the implementation of the clear bags best practice.

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Halton – Multi-Residential Pre-Sort Audit (#915)

Pre-processing audit of inbound material from multi-residential buildings to determine the percentage and composition of the residue arising from the sector.


RFP & Tender Support – Essex Windsor Solid Waste Authority (#919)

A project to assist the EWSWA Group of municipalities with joint RFP, tender development.


Brudenell, Lyndoch, Raglan – Waste Composition Study (#922)

This project involved completion of a four-season residential curbside waste composition study.  The work will span the second quarter of 2016 through to the spring of 2017. The study (co-funded by the Township of Brudenell, Lyndoch, Raglan, CIF and SO) is part of the CIF’s ongoing efforts to build a reliable database of curbside, multi-res and depot waste composition data for public use in material trend and program analysis.


Hamilton – Recyclable Material Cost Allocation Study (#924)

A three-phase study to develop a standardized methodology for evaluating the impact(s) of adding and/or removing materials to/from individual Blue Box programs.  Phase 1 will result in the development of a set of allocation principles through broad public input. Phase 2 will result in a model based on the allocation principles established in the first step. Phase 3 will test the veracity of the principles and the model.  Once finished, the model will be available for public use.


Multi-Residential Recycling FEL Container Wrap Pilot (#929)

A pilot project to determine the efficacy of vinyl wraps on front end loading bins as a P&E tool used to help increase recycling know-how thereby achieving increased diversion and decreased residue. The extent, to which the vinyl wraps lower the incidence of graffiti due to its anti-graffiti sealant will also be measured.


Temiskaming Shores Cart Program Residue Management Plan & Toolkit (#932)

Temiskaming Shores is implementing an enhanced residue management strategy.  The P&E tactics will remind residents of the new municipal by-law which permits the contractor to leave behind overly contaminated carts and City staff to levy fines against repeat offenders.


Timmins – Transfer Station Activity Based Costing Analysis (#934)

A financial review and rate setting analysis relating to positioning Timmins as a regional hub for recyclable materials.  This performance audit is designed to determine the useful life remaining in the system and current value.


Central Elgin – Waste Composition Study (#936)

This project involved completion of a four-season residential curbside waste composition study by Central Elgin. The work will span the second quarter of 2016 through to the spring of 2017. The study (co-funded by the Municipality of Central Elgin, CIF and SO) is part of the CIF’s ongoing efforts to build a reliable database of curbside, multi-res and depot waste composition data for public use in material trend and program analysis.


Toronto – Curbside Audits Trend Analysis (#944)

The objective of this project is to conduct a comprehensive analysis of Toronto’s waste composition audit data to identify material trends over the years. This project also aims to measure the impact of light-weighting on the City’s diversion rate, as the weight of waste continues to decline while the volume of waste increases.


Waterloo Region – MRF Performance Study (#952)

A MRF performance study to determine the processing efficiency of the facility followed by an equipment maintenance study to cross reference operational performance with maintenance records to verify upkeep, repair and replacement efforts needed to meet current and future needs.


Hastings Highlands RFP Support (#954)

Assist with drafting/issue of new recycling collection/processing RFP and conversion of 9 local depots to front end load service.


Arnprior RFP Support and P&E Campaign (#956)

Assist with drafting/issue of new joint recycling collection/processing RFP/Tender.


Vaughan – Collection RFP Planning: Cost Allocation Modeling & Determining the Financial Implications of Expanded Multi-Residential Service (#965)

Preparation for the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for collection services for the City of Vaughan including: the development of a Multi-Residential (MRes) collection service policy best practice; refinement of CIF’s existing MRes database resource; third party review of change of law and, or EPR-specific terms, as well as other established RFP best practices recommended by CIF; and finally vetting of a newly developed CIF Activity Based Costing (ABC) Tool for collection services.


Bluewater Recycling Association – MRF Performance Study (#971)

A MRF performance study to determine the processing efficiency of the facility followed by an equipment maintenance study to cross reference operational performance with maintenance records to verify upkeep, repair and replacement efforts needed to meet current and future needs.


Toronto – P&E Engagement to Establish Mres BP (#979)

A City of Toronto Multi-Residential (MRes) Promotion & Education (P&E) Campaign  to improve diversion and reduce contamination.  This project will establish and prove out best practices for MRes P&E strategies.  A tool-kit will be created and the campaign artwork made available through the CIF website for other municipalities seeking to address similar issues.


E ON P&E Campaign to Reduce ‘Non-Obligated’ Material (#982)

A partnership between Quinte Waste Solutions, City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County, City and County of Peterborough to develop and implement a harmonized P&E campaign to reduce the levels of non-obligated materials in the Blue Box.


Toronto – Mixed Waste Processing Technology Feasibility Analysis (#984)

The City of Toronto will carry out a business case analysis of a Mixed Waste Processing (MWP) or ‘dirty MRF’ approach for the management of their increasingly contaminated recycling stream, particularly materials collected through the Multi-Residential (MRes) program.


Head, Clara and Maria – Waste Composition Study (#1000)

This project involved completion of a four-season residential curbside waste composition study.  The work will span the second quarter of 2016 through to the spring of 2017. The study (co-funded by the Townships of Head, Clara & Maria, CIF and SO) is part of the CIF’s ongoing efforts to build a reliable database of curbside, multi-res and depot waste composition data for public use in material trend and program analysis.


Renfrew – Waste Composition Study (#1001)

This project involved completion of a four-season residential curbside waste composition study.  The work will span the second quarter of 2016 through to the spring of 2017. The study (co-funded by the Town of Renfrew, CIF and SO) is part of the CIF’s ongoing efforts to build a reliable database of curbside, multi-res and depot waste composition data for public use in material trend and program analysis.


WDO – Waste Composition Studies – Year 1 (#1002)

Waste composition studies required to fulfill year one (2016) of the WDO Terms of Reference.  Funding partners are Stewardship Ontario and the CIF.

  • City of Peterborough
  • Bluewater Recycling Association
  • City of Hamilton
  • Municipality of Chatham-Kent
  • City of London

RPRA- Waste Composition Studies – Year 2 (#1005)

Waste composition studies required to fulfill year two of the WDO Terms of Reference.  Funding partners are Stewardship Ontario and the CIF.

  • City of Brantford
  • County of Peterborough
  • Quinte Waste Solutions
  • City of Timmins
  • Town of Aylmer
  • County of Simcoe
  • City of London
  • Town of Markham

Review of Applicant Issues: Municipal RFP/Template (#1010)

This project will provide insight as to how municipal RFPs for collection and processing might be improved from the perspective of bidders.  The summary report will include discussion of issues/problematic clauses with alternatives to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the procurement process which may have applicable learnings to other municipalities in the province.


 Investigating the Use of Recycled Glass for Storm Water Management (#1026)

This project will test the viability and economics of producing a manufactured soil media, by including processed Blue Box program glass, that works more effectively than the manufactured media currently used to control urban storm-water runoff.  If successful, a substantial and sustainable new market for Blue Box glass could be established.


Perry – Processing RFP Support (#1032)

A project to assist the Township of Perry with drafting a new depot hauling and recyclables processing RFP.


Collection Contamination Analysis (#1036)

This study examines the relative costs to manage Blue Box contamination at the curb using driver labour versus at the MRF using sorter labour.