Operations

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...

February 10, 2010

Implement MRes Best Practices

Waterloo will ‘relaunch’ their multi-res program.  The project will implement best practices (update database, site visits, performance monitoring, new p&e, increase number of carts).  Will distribute in-unit containers to all multi-res households. In this Region of Waterloo project, the following best practices were implemented: conducting site visits to assess recycling performance (benchmarking); providing...

July 2, 2010

Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards Township Promotion & Education

CIF assisted smaller municipalities with promotion and education to promote recycling programs. Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards implemented a communication plan to increase depot recycling, including new signage to help residents know where/what is recyclable. The signs indicate sorting requirements with images and text based support. Blue Box diversion rate...

September 17, 2009

Multi-Residential Container Density Factors

Visual inspections at MR buildings to determine average density factors & benchmark recycling performance.This report outlines the method and variables considered in the development of a tool to assist municipalities in benchmarking and measuring multi-residential recyclables in the absence of weight scale data (per building and overall). Documents Final Report: Container Density...

March 27, 2012

Muskoka District Waste Recycling Strategy Development

Strategy discusses the plan to install eight additional solar powered compactors in depots and the associated costs. Recommendations include purchasing additional compactors for depots, dropping bag limits to one and modifying depot hours to better accommodate seasonal population.   Documents Final Report: Waste Recycling Strategy for the District Municipality of Muskoka Blog Post Related...

September 21, 2010

Multi-residential (MR) Community Housing Recycling Rooms

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) is North America’s largest social housing agency with 58,000 units in 330 buildings. Project to create recycling rooms in 25 buildings by retrofitting moving rooms; includes improving security, upgrading ventilation systems and lighting, installing bumpers, convex mirrors, signage etc. Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) delivered an initiative to increase recycling...

April 14, 2010

Perfecting Indoor Public Space Recycling

$50k in funding was provided to the Town of Whitby to support implementation of an improved public building recycling program. The new containers and enhanced promotional materials are expected to increase diversion by 20% while reducing contamination. This project is expected to assist the CIF in developing better practices in this area of...

March 19, 2009

Multi-residential (MR) Containers

Implement E&E best practice on MR collection containers. Quinte Waste Solutions implemented best practices at its multi-residential buildings, which service approximately 5,000 households. This project included adding new and replacing damaged recycling carts, re-labelling carts and distributing new promotion and education materials to tenants and building staff, and adding...

January 28, 2011

McKellar Township Waste Recycling Strategy

Waste Diversion Ontario (now the Resource Recovery and Productivity Authority) identified recycling strategies/plans as a best practice. The CIF will provide assistance to municipal programs for the completion of a Waste Recycling Plan.  McKellar's strategy was developed to reduce depot operating costs, increase awareness of recycling program and diversion....

May 17, 2010

McMurrich/Monteith Waste Recycling Plans

Waste Diversion Ontario (now the Resource Recovery and Productivity Authority) identified recycling strategies/plans as a best practice. The CIF will provide assistance to municipal programs for the completion of a Waste Recycling Plan. McMurrich/Monteith Township does not offer curbside recycling so review conducted of depot operations. Recommended better signage,...

December 8, 2009

Recycling Program Evaluation

Review existing Blue Box recycling program and recommend possible options for program enhancement; undertaken by the CIF at the request of the Municipality. Review of depot operations and costs, especially waterfront depot experiencing high contamination rates. Report recommends improving signage at depots with clear, easily read signs that emphasize...