Waste Composition Studies

  • Frequently asked questions – click the link to read a list of common Q&A. If you need more information, or have suggestions for more questions to add to the list, contact CIF Staff.
  • Standard waste study categories – view the waste composition study categories used for recording the standard items identified during a waste composition study.
  • WDO Waste Composition Studies Joint Funding Terms of Reference – the CIF Committee and Stewardship Ontario (SO) have agreed that standardization of the study methodology, funding and project coordination will benefit all waste composition study stakeholders. Download the Terms of Reference to read the agreement.
  • MRF Audit Guide: Material Streams Composition – Blue Box program operators need to know exactly what’s in their Material Recycling Facility (MRF) materials, including what type and how much of each material is going into and out of the facility. The guide can be used as a reference or inserted as an appendix into RFP/Tender documents for any municipality that’s establishing a new processing contract. Terms in the contract will permit a municipality to enter/audit the inbound, sorted or residue materials at the MRF and the guide will help set out the general procedures for conducting the audits.