Multi-residential (MR) Community Housing Recycling Rooms

Projects Description

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.

Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) delivered an initiative to increase recycling rates in some of its high-rise buildings. At project onset, diversion was 10-15% and recycling carts were kept outside. The project added recycling rooms to 25 TCHC buildings to increase blue box diversion to 20% or higher, and create a more accessible space for tenants. Weight-based monitoring and superintendent reporting was used to measure progress.


Documents Final Report: TCHC Recycling Room Pilot Project
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More Information
Project # 237
Proponent Toronto, City of
CIF Funding $212,500
Date Approved September 21, 2010
Date Completed February 11, 2015