Multi-Res Promotion and Education
Contamination and low participation are key challenges faced by the multi-residential (MR) sector. On-going promotion and education (P&E) directed at residents, superintendents and property owners is necessary towards overcoming them. Sorting guides alone may not be enough to encourage a resident to act. Public education best practices go beyond basic material distribution as they strive to change or maintain positive recycling behavior through a combination of informed strategies.
Shared Experiences and Examples
These samples were generously shared by municipalities to leverage and further MR recycling efforts across the province. In addition to the images themselves, many municipalities have provided distribution, cost and evaluation information for the images. Some materials are associated with CIF-funded projects, others are not.
Recycling Workshop for Superintendents and Property Managers
If a superintendent (or property manager) is committed to recycling, chances are residents will be, too. After all, these key stakeholders supply and maintain facilities, and set expectations. With their engagement, residents know where to place recycling for collection, and importantly, are provided with a system and/or facilities that are easy and comfortable to use.
And while orderliness and cleanliness are important, knowledge is too; superintendents and property managers who understand the benefits of recycling, along with operations and public education basics, can become true allies in achieving your municipality’s multi-residential (MR) recycling potential. Their education is identified as a best practice activity in KMPG’s report Blue Box Program Enhancement and Best Practices Assessment Project.
To assist municipalities in meeting the learning needs of superintendents and property managers, a CIF-funded Multi-Residential Recycling Workshop Kit is available. In its entirety, the 5-part workshop is 4-hours long; designed to be delivered in a morning or afternoon. Its length and content are adaptable to the needs of attendees or your municipality.