Multi-Residential

New approach improves Multi-Residential recycling

The City of Guelph expects the high-density, multi-residential (MR) sector to grow to over 30% of its total housing stock by 2031, up from 11% in 2011. In an attempt to improve and expand collection services to MR buildings the City added front-end service in 2018. This involved purchase...

Next generation technologies: Spotlight on in-bin cameras

Transition to an Individual Producer Responsibility (IPR) framework, China Sword policies, and COVID-19 are all contributing to a challenging and uncertain environment for Ontario municipalities operating blue box programs. Despite this, municipalities continue to deliver services and maintain program performance. To help ensure continued efficiency and effectiveness of recycling...

Practical Resources to Improve Your Program’s Multi-Residential Recycling

“What are other municipalities doing?” It’s a question that pops up often in the minds of those working the frontlines of the multi-residential (MR) recycling sector. At CIF Multi-Residential Working Group (MRWG) meetings, municipal representatives share local knowledge, experience and resources to leverage successes and overcome challenges specific to...

P&E: Are we getting through to residents? How can we find out?

CIF Staff interviewed communications expert Barbara McConnell as well as some of our municipal colleagues who are actively engaged in P&E campaigns to find out how they analyze the impact of their P&E campaigns. Here's what we found. Audits are a great starting point, but they’re not the whole story Barbara...

Managing Residue in Multi-res Buildings: What’s the Best Solution?

For most programs, collecting quality recyclables from multi-residential (MR) buildings is still a big hill to climb, despite efforts to increase convenience and capacity and communicate effectively. The question remains: is it best to use technology to clean up materials at the MRF or can we change behaviour with...