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. The...

August 12, 2019

Material Specific Cost Analysis

The City of Cornwall will undertake an activity-based costing (ABC) study of its MRF operations using the CIF’s ABC model. This study will help the City gain a better understanding of current costs associated with the management of their Blue Box materials and aid the municipality in preparation for transition. Documents Synopsis Blog...

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 of...

October 1, 2013

North-Eastern Ontario Service Delivery Model Option Development & Evaluation

The objective of the North-Eastern Ontario: Service Delivery Model Option Development & Evaluation is to complete a detailed analysis of cost implications and feasibility of the recommendations outlined in the MIPC commissioned Study of the Optimization of the Blue Box Material Processing System in Ontario (June 2012). Local analysis will...

July 20, 2020

IPR Transition Financial Planning Model Training Course

The CIF is offering a training session on the IPR Transition Financial Planning Model (See Project #1115/1116). Training will provide an overview of inputs for the model and outline the utility of outputs with respect to future cost considerations. The model aims to identify the financial implications of transitioning to...

August 21, 2017

Multi-Residential Cost Allocation Research

A report developed by the CIF Multi-Residential Working Group (MRWG) to provide decision-making guidance to help municipalities determine and negotiate their long-term multi-residential service delivery role in an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) environment. Documents Blog Post Related Projects Categories Centre of Excellence | Collection | Models | Multi-Residential |    

March 10, 2020

2020 IPR Transition Financial Planning Model Ground Truthing

Data inputs and ground truthing of Transition Planning Model (Project #1115) for consideration of operational and financial implications from 2023-2025. Documents Excel Model: Transition Planning Model Blog Post June 5, 2020: Financial model assists in identifying preferred transition date Related Projects Project #1115 Project #1132 Categories Best Practices | Models | Planning | Transition |    

July 19, 2018

Ottawa Collection and Diversion Options Analysis

This project seeks to develop an integrated curbside waste collection model for the consideration of future collection service options for the City of Ottawa in light of the transition to 100% EPR of the Blue Box program. Documents Integrated Curbside Waste Collection Model Development: Technical Memorandum Synopsis Collection Options Analysis Model Blog Post July 17,...

August 21, 2017

Cost Allocation Field Test

The goal of this project is to field test existing CIF costing tools to determine program costs and then design internal accounting controls required for municipalities to actively track and report these costs. Documents Final Report: Small Municipality Full Cost Accounting Toolkit Small Municipality Full Cost Accounting Toolkit Blog Post May 10, 2019: CIF launches...

August 26, 2016

Vaughan – Collection RFP Planning: Cost Allocation Modeling & Determining the Financial Implications of Expanded Multi-Residential Service

Preparation for the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for collection services for the City of Vaughan including: the development of a Multi-Residential (MRes) collection service policy best practice; refinement of CIF’s existing MRes database resource; third party review of change of law and, or EPR-specific terms, as well...