Signage Better Practices

Signage Better Practices

Signs must help users understand in seconds what is required of them. Simple text (e.g. ‘Recycling’, ‘Organics’ and ‘Landfill’) instantly indicates which bin to use. Read more

Ontario communities typically use the NA universally recognized colours for recycling (blue), organics (green), and garbage (black). These colours are the first thing the public visually recognizes from a distance. Read more

The public responds best to signage that has both images and simple text explaining what to do. Read more

Making all signage visible from a distance is important. An unfound bin is an unused bin. Read more

See samples of effective and ineffective public space signage in our signage gallery. Read more