Public Spaces

July 12, 2011

Public Space Recycling

Killarney wishes to extend its recycling program to its public space by purchasing five twinned recycling and garbage bins for placement in public areas. Previous public space recycling efforts resulted in illegal dumping, high contamination and unsightly litter. The placement of twinned bins will help to solve previous problems...

August 22, 2011

Public Space Recycling

The City of St. Thomas is implementing an open space recycling program in the downtown area and a number of parks and public spaces throughout the City. Following and implementing best practice for open space recycling, the City will be installing collection containers, signage and undertaking a P&E campaign...

September 15, 2011

Toronto Public Space Recycling, Phase 2

This project represents the second phase of the City’s efforts to convert their parks to autcart collection and includes innovative features such as domed lids with openings in the side of the lid to reduce rain and snow collection while keeping the cart lid locked down.  The total project...

April 13, 2011

Toronto Public Space Recycling

City of Toronto waste management staff have assumed responsibility of waste management services throughout the City and are implementing automated cart collection of waste and recyclables to improve collection efficiencies.  They are also trialing new container designs in an effort to reduce contamination.  The total cost of the project...

June 20, 2011

Public Space Recycling Compaction Containers

Development of a public space recycling program though the City Downtown and waterfront areas as part of a redevelopment project.  The program will utilize solar powered compaction bins for collection of materials to try the technology and lower costs for collection. Installed 16 solar powered self-compacting Big Belly Bins for...

April 8, 2011

Public Space Recycling

The City of Peterborough continues to develop its recycling system throughout its public spaces.  This current project involves the twinning of garbage and container only recycling containers along local trails in the City.  The project cost is expected to be approx $16,400 with CIF contributing up 41% of project...

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 9, 2011

Niagara Public Space Recycling Program – Phase 1

Niagara Region in cooperation with its local municipalities is working on a major expansion of its recycling services into local BIA’s, arenas, public buildings, parks and more.  This multi-year project received $55,207 in funding from the CIF representing 40% of the municipality’s funding request. Installed 161 recycling bins in BIAs...

March 11, 2009

Open Space

Extension of Nestle Waters and City of Sarnia pilot. Installation of public space bins at 3 parks and 3 arenas and 8 convenience stores focusing on beverage container recycling. Baseline and post waste audits conducted. Public awareness campaign implemented resulting in beverage container recovery rates of average 75% at parks,...

October 15, 2009

Open Space Recycling in Canada

Subsequent to completion of Project 202, CIF Projects Committee requested that an additional scan be completed to determine if any further research on better practices in open space recycling, supported by quantified analysis, had been conducted by municipalities across Canada but not published. This project supports the findings of Project 202 in that while many...

September 30, 2009

Better Practices in Open Space Recycling

This project involved evaluating the results of Project 159 to determine if any Best Practices in open space recycling were identifiable and proven through quantitative analysis. The resulting report summarizes identified better practices for consideration in developing open space recycling programs. Discusses four best practices for public space: clear and consistent signage, placement of the...