Blue Box Litter Auditing and Lid Testing

Projects Description

Working with Durham Region, the CIF is auditing litter and moisture related to open blue boxes to measure the effectiveness (cost and impact) of a recycled-tire crumb rubber blue box lid. This study will measure litter, monitor moisture in “lidded” and “unlidded” boxes, assess impact on collection timing, develop a value for litter collection costs, and survey residents for utility and feedback.

Documents Final Report: Blue Box Litter Auditing and Lid Testing
Blog Post January 14, 2021: Part I. Put a lid on it: Blue box litter abatement

January 21, 2021: Part II. Put a lid on it: Keep moisture out

January 28, 2021: Part III. Put a lid on it: Collection Costs

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More Information
Project # 1117
Proponent Durham, Region of
CIF Funding $110,000
Date Approved June 18, 2020
Date Completed