Best Practices

September 15, 2015

MRF Residue Reduction Initiative

This project involves an initial analysis of Quinte’s MRF to determine the source and value of its residue followed by a possible second phase capital investment to reduce residue levels where cost effective. The Phase One analysis will examine the source of Quinte’s residual levels and develop options for...

September 15, 2015

Relaunch Blue Boxes

Harmonization of regional program. Relaunch program with a one time distribution of 60,000 large capacity boxes to residents. Documents Final Report: Relaunch of Blue Box Program Blog Post Related Projects Project #937 Categories Best Practices | Collection Containers | P&E |    

October 7, 2015

Mixed Broken Glass Cleanup System

This project involves the installation of glass clean up equipment in the York MRF. The cost of the project is approximately $1,700,000 and the CIF will contribute up to 48% of costs to support this very worthwhile project. Documents Final Report: Mixed Broken Glass Clean Up System Blog Post Related Projects Categories Best Practices |...

February 3, 2016

Cooperative Container Procurement Program

A cooperative procurement venture to secure high quality Blue Boxes, Recycling Carts and Bags at competitive rates for municipalities, First Nation entities and other authorities charged with the responsibility of delivering Ontario’s residential Blue Box program. Documents Webpage: Cooperative Container Procurement Program Blog Post Related Projects Project #724 Project #724.1 Categories Best Practices | Collection Containers |...

December 31, 2013

Cooperative Container Subsidy Program

To encourage greater participation in the Cooperative Container Procurement Program (Project #478), a 5% reimbursement is provided on a first-come-first-serve basis on container purchases made through the CCPP up to a set annual limit. For each container type, a portion of the subsidy is reserved for programs with 5,000...

June 18, 2013

Cooperative Container Purchase

A Bulk Container Purchasing Tender to secure pricing for Blue Boxes and Carts at a discounted rate for Ontario recycling programs by coordinating the buying efforts of municipalities across Ontario is part of an ongoing initiative by CIF . Documents Synopsis Blog Post Related Projects Project #478 Project #724.1 Categories Best Practices | Collection Containers |    

March 9, 2016

Depot Upgrades

This project involves development of an “options analysis” and possible conceptual facility design to address traffic loading issues at the Kenora landfill and public drop-off. Documents Final Report: Kenora Recycling Depot Options Review Blog Post Related Projects Categories Best Practices | Depots |    

August 4, 2016

Convert Depots to Front End Load (FEL) Service

Site upgrades, signage and purchase of 8 yd. FEL bins to replace 40 yd. roll-off bins at 3 municipal depots to reduce shipping costs.  FEL vehicles compact materials producing more tonnes per load and fewer loads shipped to the MRF. Documents Final Report: Depot to Front End Bin Service Implementation Blog Post Related...

July 13, 2019

Committee Report Templates for Small Municipalities

The CIF was asked to develop a series of sample committee reports, scoped for use by small and rural municipalities, explaining the anticipated transition of the Blue Box program to an individual producer responsibility system, and providing an update on the current situation once the province announces its plans...

July 19, 2019

Analysis of Variability in Waste Composition Studies by RPRA Datacall Grouping

The CIF co-funds waste composition studies across the province annually with Stewardship Ontario.  This project will analyze completed waste composition studies to determine if there is sufficient variability to warrant continued sampling from each of the nine RPRA Datacall groups. Documents Final Report: Analysis of Variability in Waste Composition Studies by...

August 14, 2019

Depot Operations Cost Data RFQ

During the course of discussions about transition planning, it became apparent that municipalities needed assistance in determining their depot operating costs. The project involved development of a team of qualified consultants to aid municipalities in assessing their overhead administration, operating and capital costs across a range of sites. Documents Synopsis Blog Post Related...

April 1, 2021

Transition Working Group – Change Management & Communications Subcommittee

In 2021 CIF, in partnership with M3RC, launched a Transition Working Group comprised of five subcommittees. Change Management and Communications makes up one of the five subcommittees. The Change Management and Communications subcommittee will focus on common approaches and tools to support administrators and other stakeholders on pre- and...

April 1, 2021

Transition Working Group – Data Reporting & Monitoring Subcommittee

In 2021 CIF, in partnership with M3RC, launched a Transition Working Group comprised of five subcommittees. Data Reporting and Monitoring makes up one of the five subcommittees. The Data Reporting and Monitoring subcommittee will focus on common approaches/tools to assist with data management (i.e., administrative and operational) focused on...