#617.5 Multi-Residential Best Practices

Projects Description

The City of Cornwall has 200 multi-res buildings.  Cornwall will implement multi-res best practices including:  complete site visits, update database, increase recycling cart capacity, develop and deliver new P&E materials.

Alongside the implementation of standard best practices (creating and maintaining a database, benchmarking and monitoring, improving bin capacity, and providing P&E materials), the City of Cornwall’s MR initiative increased collection frequency, went to a single stream program, increased materials accepted, and focused on plastic packaging P&E. In addition, Cornwall uses a rebate system for property managers to encourage recycling participation. Over the course of this initiative, the municipality increased recycling capacity by 32% and the number of units participating by 72.5%.

Project # 617.5
Proponent City of Cornwall
CIF Funding $21,000
Documents Final Report: Multi-residential Recycling: Implementing Best Practices