Operations

November 22, 2016

Durham MRF Container Line Upgrade

Durham Region MRF container line redesign and upgrade to accommodate an increased volume of inbound plastics. Documents Final Report: Durham Region MRF Container Line Productivity and Efficiency Upgrade Blog Post October 4, 2019: Maintaining Efficiency & Effectiveness (E&E) with a payback of 2.2 years Related Projects Categories Best Practices | MRF | Operations |    

October 7, 2015

EWSWA Container Line Residue Conveyor & Fibre Line Optical Sorter

Conduct a MRF efficiency study and install capital improvements based on confirmation upgrades to container residue conveyor and fibre line optical sorter are recommended. Documents Blog Post July 9, 2020: The potential of small upgrades to make a big difference Related Projects Categories Best Practices | MRF | Operations | Processing |    

July 14, 2017

Polystyrene Densifier Pilot

Toronto, like many municipalities, is encountering problems with the marketing of its curbside collected EPS.  This pilot explored use of new technology to produce a marketable material.  The CIF contributed $35,000 to this pilot. Documents Final Report: Toronto's Expanded Polystyrene Densification and Marketing Pilot Blog Post July 13, 2018: CIF Pilot Project Confirms...

October 1, 2013

Eddy Current

Niagara Region is proposing to install a 48 inch eccentric field Eddy current unit to replace the existing 30 inch concentric field unit and capture more aluminum that currently ends up as contamination in the mixed plastics and to improve the quality of the aluminum product from 8% contamination...

October 1, 2013

Glass Cleanup System

Niagara Region proposes to install a glass cleanup system to clean up to 3,000 tonnes of recovered glass product to a level suitable for feedstock for a glass crushing mill that produces glass shot for the sandblasting industry.  The system will cost $225,000 and will result in a revenue...

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...