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...

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 |...

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...

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...

September 14, 2016

P&E Engagement to Establish Multi-Residential Best Practices

A City of Toronto Multi-Residential (MRes) Promotion & Education (P&E) Campaign  to improve diversion and reduce contamination.  This project will establish and prove out best practices for MRes P&E strategies.  A tool-kit will be created and the campaign artwork made available through the CIF website for other municipalities seeking...

September 14, 2016

Multi-Residential Curotto Can Collection Vehicles

Expand collection services to all multi-residential sites in the City of Guelph to improve diversion in a cost contained manner and test the efficacy of curotto can vehicles as a tool for early detection and correction of contamination issues in cart-based programs. Documents Final Report: Multi-Residential Recycling Utilizing a Curotto Can...

August 1, 2018

Multi-Residential Contamination Abatement P&E Campaign

A study designed to quantify the extent to which the approach of repeated P&E messaging brings residents into alignment with the requested set out behaviour at multi-residential buildings to minimize residue rates and lower blue box costs. A cost benefit analysis will be completed.  If the approach proves 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 |    

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...

June 20, 2011

Multi-Residential Best Practices

The City of Cornwall has 200 multi-res buildings.  Cornwall will implement multi-res best practices including:  complete site visits, update database, increase recycling cart capacity, develop and deliver new P&E materials. Alongside the implementation of standard best practices (creating and maintaining a database, benchmarking and monitoring, improving bin capacity, and providing...

April 12, 2010

Implement MRes Best Practices

City of London will focus on increasing their cart to unit ratio to 1:7 and will introduce cardboard bin collection. The project will also implement multi-res best practices (update database, site visits, performance monitoring, new P&E) and delivery out-reach activities to buildings. This report features a campaign delivered by the City of London...