Composition Studies

August 2, 2014

Algonquin Highlands Depot Audit

A waste composition study was undertaken at Algonquin Highland’s four, two stream recycling depots to obtain baseline data on the composition and contamination of the township’s Blue Box waste stream in anticipation of development of a new collection and processing tender. The project demonstrated that historical assumptions about the...

June 17, 2012

Material Audit Guide

A waste composition audit guide was developed at the request of a small rural community. This guide is intended to assist small municipalities in completion of a curbside waste audits using internal staff resources. Documents Guide: Curbside Waste Audits: Considerations for Small Communities Blog Post Related Projects Categories Centre of Excellence | Composition Studies |...

April 17, 2012

Curbside Single-Family Audits, MRF Commodity Bale & Residue Audits and MRF Composite Paper Packaging (CPP) Observations

In the spring of 2012 the KRC secured funds from SO to co-fund a series of 4 season curbside single-family waste composition audits in cooperation with selected municipalities. The project also included funding from SO to complete a series of MRF bale and residue audits and analysis of composite...

October 2, 2009

Large Capacity Blue Boxes for Container Stream

Support to purchase, distribute and provide P&E for larger sized residential recycling container. Program to add capacity at the curbside and provide support for distribution and P&E. Documents Final Report: Region of Durham Large Blue Box Container Study Summary Report: Durham Region Additional Complimentary Blue Box Blog Post Related Projects Categories Best Practices | Collection Containers | Composition Studies...

September 29, 2014

Multi-Residential Audits in Toronto

A series of seasonal waste audits to understand current behaviour in multi-residential buildings and monitor/measure the effectiveness of selected multi-residential P&E campaigns and targeted training for selected building superintendents. In this two-part project, the City of Toronto delivers a comprehensive series of waste composition studies to better understand its MR...