The Zero Waste High-Rise Project

RESOURCES AND TOOLS: Creating zero-waste high-rises

The Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) has worked with and studied residential high-rise buildings as they reduce waste, increase recycling and increase composting. We’ve seen that buildings have cut their waste, created stronger communities, improved their buildings, and saved money.

Now, we're sharing what we’ve learned to help more Toronto high-rises become zero-waste buildings. Check out our library of tools, resources, guides and stories! These were created as part of our Zero Waste High-Rise Project. 

Want to take action in your building? Explore the library below and sign up for email updates.

Online tools and forms 

We created a step-by-step pathway to help high-rises residents and staff assess their building’s opportunities and move towards zero waste. Whether you are a resident or staff at a high-rise building, you can work through the pathway at your own pace. You may also choose to just use one or two of the forms. Click here to access our online pathway tools, including a waste assessment and progress report tool

Resources and guides 

Check out our growing resources library on topics like communicating about waste, building strong green teams, and how-to guides for waste reduction initiatives. Read more

Success spotlights

Check out these inspiring stories of leading buildings. From small actions to major transformations, these stories show the range of actions residents and staff can take to move their building towards zero waste! Read more.

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This project is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, and receives research support from the University of Toronto, with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Learn more about the Zero Waste High-Rise Project here