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.