Zero Waste High Rise Project - Info for Buildings

TEA is beginning a new three-year project that will help Toronto’s high-rise buildings reach their zero waste goals. Read more about the project

For the first phase of the project, TEA will provide free support to 6 high-rise residential buildings from across Toronto for one year starting in early 2018.

  • We are focusing on condominiums and co-op buildings who receive waste collection services from the City of Toronto Solid Waste Management Services.

  • Using site visits, surveys, and waste analysis, TEA staff and University of Toronto researchers will help buildings measure their current waste profile and identify key areas for improvement.

  • Building teams will receive support to develop and implement a waste reduction plan, including coaching, site visits, some funding to cover the cost of new signs and sorting stations and help with outreach to residents.

  • TEA will organize tours and meetings to give participants opportunities to meet, share strategies and learn from leading buildings like 430 Mayfair on the Green.

  • Building management staff must be actively involved in the project.

If you’re interested in learning more, and if you think your condo or co-op building would be a good candidate for the first year of the project, please answer our short survey and we’ll follow up: 

Feel free to contact the project lead, Emily Alfred at 416 596 0660 or anytime.



The project is funded by:

Ontario Trillium Foundation - An agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities.

Partners in Climate Action - This project is funded in part by proceeds from the Government of Ontario’s carbon market, as part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan. The action plan and carbon market work together to support innovative initiatives that provide residents and businesses with more choices to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and save money.