Centre of Excellence

May 10, 2016

Collection Cost Model Analysis

The CIF has made development of cost allocation models a priority to assist municipalities in the accurate development of information for planning purposes. This project is intended to ‘ground truth’ a model developed by CIF for determination of collection costs which represents the majority of Blue Box operating costs....

June 28, 2016

Hastings Highlands RFP Support

Assist with drafting/issue of new recycling collection/processing RFP and conversion of 9 local depots to front end load service. Documents Synopsis RFP: Waste and Recycling Haulage and Recycling Processing Blog Post Related Projects Categories Centre of Excellence | Procurement |    

August 3, 2016

Municipal Multi-Residential Working Group

A CIF led Multi-Residential Working Group has been established to build upon the foundational aspects established through earlier CIF projects and engage municipalities in current work in this sector.  The group will meet monthly to discuss the costs and program metrics involved in operating Multi-Residential Blue Box programs. This...

August 26, 2016

MRF Performance Study

A MRF performance study to determine the processing efficiency of the facility followed by an equipment maintenance study to cross reference operational performance with maintenance records to verify upkeep, repair and replacement efforts needed to meet current and future needs. Documents Final Report: Process/Equipment Review, Material Recycling Centre Blog Post Related Projects Categories Centre of...

September 14, 2016

Mixed Waste Processing Technology Feasibility Analysis

The City of Toronto will carry out a business case analysis of a Mixed Waste Processing (MWP) or ‘dirty MRF’ approach for the management of their increasingly contaminated recycling stream, particularly materials collected through the Multi-Residential (MRes) program. Documents Blog Post Related Projects Categories Centre of Excellence | Contamination | MRF | Multi-Residential |...

January 6, 2017

Stranded Asset Analysis

On August 14, 2017 the Minister of Environment & Climate Change sent a letter to Stewardship Ontario (SO) and the Resource Productivity Authority requesting they formally initiate a consultation and bring forth a proposal on amending the Blue Box Program Plan (BBPP).  The letter required, among other things, that...

January 1, 2018

Online RFP Course

This project involves transferring the existing CIF RFP training course into an online format to facilitate access to course materials for remote stakeholders. Documents Blog Post Related Projects Categories Centre of Excellence | Procurement | Training |    

January 29, 2018

Comparative Analysis of Materials Targeted Under SO aBBPP

Under Stewardship Ontario’s proposed amendments to the BBPP, they offered a list of targeted materials that differs materially from those commonly collected by municipalities.  This study looked at the possible impact on adoption of the aBBPP on municipal programs and diversion levels. Documents Final Report: Review of Targeted PPP List in...

September 15, 2015

Transfer Station Activity Based Costing Analysis

A financial review and rate setting analysis relating to positioning Timmins as a regional hub for recyclable materials.  This performance audit is designed to determine the useful life remaining in the system and current value. Documents Final Report: Costing Analysis for Transfer Station Recycling Activities Blog Post September 9, 2016: Activity Based Costing...

March 9, 2016

Municipal MRF Working Group

This working group is comprised of 8 to 10 municipal representatives who meet regularly to share and discuss useful information.  The goal is to develop tools and resources that will assist Ontario municipalities in gaining a thorough understanding and agreement of the true costs associated with the processing of...

August 26, 2016

Bluewater Recycling Association – MRF Performance Study

A MRF performance study to determine the processing efficiency of the facility followed by an equipment maintenance study to cross reference operational performance with maintenance records to verify upkeep, repair and replacement efforts needed to meet current and future needs. Documents Final Report: Material Recovery Facility Mass Balance and Efficiency Study Blog...