Composition Studies

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...

March 21, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie Curbside Cart Contamination Analysis

An analysis of cross contamination and residual levels in Sault Ste. Marie’s split cart program. Documents Final Report: Sault Ste. Marie Single Family Residential Curbside Audit & Inbound Recycling Audit Blog Post August 2, 2018: Sault Ste. Marie and GFL Celebrate 5 Successful Years with Split-Body Cart Recycling Related Projects Categories Centre of Excellence | Composition...

April 23, 2020

Waste Analysis Management Tool (WAMT)

Waste studies undertaken by CIF and many municipalities over the years have produced hundreds of waste composition data sets, which are most often utilized and archived independently for each individual project. The purpose of this project is to develop a tool for aggregating, managing, tracking and analyzing these types...

January 1, 2019

RPRA – Waste Composition Studies – Year 5

Waste composition studies for year five of the RPRA (formally WDO) Terms of Reference.  Funding partners are Stewardship Ontario and the CIF. Documents Blog Post Related Projects Project #1002 (Year 1) Project #1005 (Year 2) Project #1014 (Year 3) Project #1045 (Year 4) Project #1081 (Year 5) Project #1105 (Year 6) Project #1138 (Year 7) Categories Centre of Excellence | Composition...

September 14, 2018

RPRA – Waste Composition Studies – Year 4

Waste composition studies for year four of the RPRA (formally WDO) Terms of Reference.  Funding partners are Stewardship Ontario and the CIF. Documents Year 4: 4-Season Residential Waste Composition Study Results (2019/20) Blog Post Related Projects Project #1002 (Year 1) Project #1005 (Year 2) Project #1014 (Year 3) Project #1045 (Year 4) Project #1081 (Year 5) Project #1105 (Year...

September 13, 2017

RPRA – Waste Composition Studies – Year 3

Waste composition studies required to fulfill year three of the RPRA (formally WDO) Terms of Reference.  Funding partners are Stewardship Ontario and the CIF. Documents Results Summary Report: CIF/SO Terms of Reference Year 3 Residential Waste Composition Study Blog Post March 5, 2020: Third year of waste composition studies gives valuable insights Related Projects Project...

October 21, 2016

RPRA – Waste Composition Studies – Year 2

Waste composition studies required to fulfill year two of the RPRA (formally WDO) Terms of Reference.  Funding partners are Stewardship Ontario and the CIF. Documents Summary Report: CIF/SO Terms of Reference Year 2 4-Season Residential Waste Composition Study Results Blog Post November 9, 2018: Waste Composition Study Results Available Now: Essential Reading for...

May 25, 2016

WDO – Waste Composition Studies – Year 1

Waste composition studies required to fulfill year one (2016) of the WDO Terms of Reference.  Funding partners are Stewardship Ontario and the CIF. Documents Summary Report: CIF/SO Terms of Reference Year 1 4-Season Residential Waste Composition Study Results Blog Post December 8, 2017: CIF Publishes Year One Report of Provincial Waste Composition Studies Related...

January 1, 2020

RPRA – Waste Composition Studies – Year 6

Waste composition studies for year six of the RPRA (formally WDO) Terms of Reference.  Funding partners are Stewardship Ontario and the CIF. Documents Blog Post Related Projects Project #1002 (Year 1) Project #1005 (Year 2) Project #1014 (Year 3) Project #1045 (Year 4) Project #1081 (Year 5) Project #1105 (Year 6) Project #1138 (Year 7) Categories Centre of Excellence | Composition...

January 1, 2021

RPRA – Waste Composition Studies – Year 7

Waste composition studies for year seven of the RPRA (formally WDO) Terms of Reference.  Funding partners are Stewardship Ontario and the CIF. Documents Blog Post Related Projects Project #1002 (Year 1) Project #1005 (Year 2) Project #1014 (Year 3) Project #1045 (Year 4) Project #1081 (Year 5) Project #1105 (Year 6) Project #1138 (Year 7) Categories Centre of Excellence | Composition...

July 18, 2018

Residential Audit Sample Optimization Toolkit

Development of a toolkit to assist in determining optimal waste composition study sample sizes and stratification amongst socio-demographic and program factors. Documents Final Report: Residential Audit Sample Optimization Toolkit Blog Post June 25, 2020: Understanding the Complexities of Waste Audits Related Projects Categories Centre of Excellence | Composition Studies |    

April 15, 2020

2-Stream Program Waste Composition Analysis

Analysis and summary of 2-stream recycling audit data from Medium Urban and Rural Regional WDO groupings undertaken from 2016-2020. Documents Final Report: 2-Stream Recycling Composition Audit Data Analysis: Medium Urban and Rural Regional Municipal Groups Blog Post June 19, 2020: Waste audit analysis assists the City and County of Peterborough Related Projects Categories Best Practices |...

September 15, 2015

Curbside Audits Trend Analysis

The objective of this project is to conduct a comprehensive analysis of Toronto’s waste composition audit data to identify material trends over the years. This project also aims to measure the impact of light-weighting on the City’s diversion rate, as the weight of waste continues to decline while the...

December 15, 2014

Waste Audit – County of Simcoe

Simcoe County is conducting a round of four-season residential curbside waste audits. The audit will provide baseline data and results will be included in future planning for blue box program expansion/improvements as well as targeted P&E campaigns. Documents Final Report: 2015 County of Simcoe 4-Season Waste Composition Studies Blog Post Related Projects Categories Centre of...

September 10, 2014

Single Family Waste Audits – City of Toronto

The audit will indicate the current SF diversion and participation rates. Results will be compared to previous data. In addition to measuring performance, the data will help plan effective SF programs and communications. Documents Final Report: Single Family Curbside Waste and Participation Audit Blog Post Related Projects Categories Centre of Excellence | Composition Studies |...