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 |    

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 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 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...

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 |...

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...

September 24, 2015

Red Lake Loading Ramp, Recycling Containment Wall

Red Lake proposed to build a loading ramp and make modifications to their recycling shed to facilitate loading of their newly acquired compaction trailer for shipping materials to Winnipeg. Documents Final Report: Implementation of Municipally Hauled Recyclables to Winnipeg, Manitoba at Balmertown Waste Disposal Site Blog Post April 12, 2016: Red Lake’s Recycling...

October 7, 2015

Peel Multi-Residential Residue Management Plan & P&E Campaign

A multi-faceted P&E campaign to address MR residue issues.  Posters, lobby displays, door hangers and building newsletters will be employed to educate residents about the most prevalent contamination problems: 1) Blue Box material inside a tied plastic bag, and 2) tied and loose unsolicited materials. P&E will address proper...

October 1, 2013

Optimization of Grey Highlands and Area Depots

This project involves an analysis of depot based collection and processing options for Grey Highlands and surrounding municipalities and funding of supporting infrastructure. The expected cost of the required infrastructure is approximately $125,000 and has a projected payback of 7 years. The CIF will contribute up to $31,250 or...

April 30, 2010

Carts for Automated Collection

The Township of Southgate has automatic cart collection for curbside using 240 litre carts. CI funding will be used to add households to program, and for larger families and multi-res to use 360 litre in place of 240 litre to increase capacity to capture blue box materials. Documents Final Report: Supply Curbside Collection Containers Blog Post November...

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...