Multi-Residential Working Group

Multi-Residential Working Group

Meet CIF’s Multi-Residential Working Group, a team of municipal representatives that are working together to improve multi-residential (MR) blue box recycling across the province.

The CIF Multi-Residential Working Group (MRWG) – made up of municipal representatives from across the province – meets online monthly to share experiences, address common challenges, collaborate on tools, research and other projects, and survey current multi-residential (MR) recycling projects.

 MISSION

To address MR blue box challenges through collaborative thinking and knowledge sharing in order to enhance and improve municipal blue box programs.

GOALS

The MRWG mission will be achieved by developing strategies for MR blue box recycling that:

  • Improve blue box diversion rates
  • Decrease high contamination rates
  • Reduce costs

OBJECTIVES

The MRWG goals will be met by:

  • Collecting and consolidating MR data and resources into a database that can be used to inform long term planning, operational needs, and cost analysis.
  • Sharing knowledge, P&E resources and evaluation (monitoring, measuring, and observations/lessons), and operational reports via the CIF website or MR networks that could assist in establishing best practices and effective tools.
  • Working towards institutionalizing best practices (i.e. monitoring and measuring effectiveness of P&E campaigns).
  • Maintaining an effective website and municipal communication network to assist other municipalities in the MR sector.

Through collaboration and the sharing of experience, the MRWG will consider benchmarking, modelling, contamination studies, policy and enforcement studies, project partnering, and more, to meet their objectives.

If you are interested in joining CIF’s MRWG, please contact cnash@thecif.ca

+ Meet the Team

Meet CIF’s Multi-Residential Working Group, a team of municipal representatives that are working together to improve multi-residential (MR) blue box recycling across the province.

+ Our Mission

The CIF Multi-Residential Working Group (MRWG) – made up of municipal representatives from across the province – meets online monthly to share experiences, address common challenges, collaborate on tools, research and other projects, and survey current multi-residential (MR) recycling projects.

 MISSION

To address MR blue box challenges through collaborative thinking and knowledge sharing in order to enhance and improve municipal blue box programs.

GOALS

The MRWG mission will be achieved by developing strategies for MR blue box recycling that:

  • Improve blue box diversion rates
  • Decrease high contamination rates
  • Reduce costs

OBJECTIVES

The MRWG goals will be met by:

  • Collecting and consolidating MR data and resources into a database that can be used to inform long term planning, operational needs, and cost analysis.
  • Sharing knowledge, P&E resources and evaluation (monitoring, measuring, and observations/lessons), and operational reports via the CIF website or MR networks that could assist in establishing best practices and effective tools.
  • Working towards institutionalizing best practices (i.e. monitoring and measuring effectiveness of P&E campaigns).
  • Maintaining an effective website and municipal communication network to assist other municipalities in the MR sector.

Through collaboration and the sharing of experience, the MRWG will consider benchmarking, modelling, contamination studies, policy and enforcement studies, project partnering, and more, to meet their objectives.

If you are interested in joining CIF’s MRWG, please contact cnash@thecif.ca

Anne Boyd - City of London

Anne Boyd is the Manager of Waste Diversion Programs at the City of London.

Anne has over 20 years of experience working in the municipal waste management field. With the London team, Anne has developed London’s MR diversion programs.  Anne worked with the CIF team (during a secondment period) to develop MR tool kits and assisted many Ontario municipalities to implement best practices in their MR programs.

Anne-Boyd

Heather Connell - City of Guelph

Heather Connell is a Manager of Integrated Services for Solid Waste Resources at the City of Guelph.

Heather is responsible for overseeing Project Management, Process Engineering, Program Development, and Client Services and Development. She is also responsible for developing a business case to provide expanded three stream roll-off collection service to MR properties in the City.

Heather-Connell

Renée Dello - City of Toronto

Renée Dello is a Project Lead in the Waste Management Planning section of Solid Waste Management Services with the City of Toronto.

Renée has worked in the waste management field for 25 years keeping track of the City of Toronto’s waste diversion statistics from the early days of the blue box program. She has been involved in numerous curbside projects and she specializes in MR waste diversion.

Renee-Dello

Kate Dykman - City of Vaughan

Kate Dykman is Manager of Solid Waste Management for the City of Vaughan.

Kate oversees contracted waste collection services for single family homes and MR buildings, and provides program planning and strategic direction for the Waste Division.

Kate-Dykman

Emily Hughes - Niagara Region

Emily Hughes is a Waste Diversion Coordinator for Niagara Region.

Emily is responsible for implementing and maintaining recycling and organics programs in the multi-residential sector. She coordinates education and outreach, and introduces new diversion programs. She recently launched an Eco-Ambassador Volunteer Program to encourage residents and groups to lead recycling initiatives and to educate other tenants about proper diversion practices.

Emily-Hughes

Janine Melbourne - City of Ottawa

Janine Melbourne is a Program Coordinator for Waste Collection Services in the City Ottawa.

Her outstanding team is responsible for the collection of garbage, recyclables and organics from multi-residential properties and City facilities.  This not only includes overseeing the collection contract, but also site plan review, education/communication, container inventory and bylaw enforcement.

Janine-Melbourne

Ruta Morkunas - City of Hamilton

Ruta Morkunas, BES, is a Program/Policy Analyst with the City of Hamilton’s Environmental Services Division.

Her primary focus is researching and creating waste diversion programs that assist Hamilton in achieving measureable diversion rate improvements. In addition to this, she works on new development and redevelopment site plan applications and facilitates the completion of Access Agreements for on-site waste collection.

Ruta-Morkunas

Melynda Paterson - Halton Region

Melynda Paterson is a Waste Management Program Coordinator for Halton Region.

She is part of the Waste Planning team at Halton and assists with multi-residential waste diversion programs and the implementation of the Green Cart program at these locations.

Her work also includes overseeing the Garbage Tag program and providing waste diversion presentations to all ages.

Melynda-Patterson

Lindsay Quinn - City of Barrie

Lindsay Quinn is a Waste Reduction Coordinator for the Environmental Operations Department at the City of Barrie.

Lindsay is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of garbage, recycling, and organics programs in multi-residential buildings for the City. Her primary project over the next while is implementing an organics collection program for the MR sector. She is also responsible for promotion and education programs as well as site plan review for new developments.

Her work also includes overseeing the Garbage Tag program and providing waste diversion presentations to all ages.

Lindsay-Quinn

Do you want to find out more about CIF’s Multi-Residential Working Group? Contact cnash@thecif.ca