The Zero Waste High-Rise Project

Take action with the Zero Waste High-Rise Project

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. 

Want to take action in your building? Explore our success stories, tools, and resources! To stay up-to-date with the project, sign up for email updates.

Online tools and forms 

Our Zero Waste High-Rise Project online pathway includes a series of forms that will help you assess your 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. 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

Have questions about the Project?

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