Zero Waste High Rise Project - Info for Buildings

TEA’s Zero Waste High-Rise project is working with buildings across Toronto to help them reduce waste, increase recycling and increase composting in their buildings.

The first group of six buildings received a site specific waste analysis, peer learning opportunities and coaching to develop and carry out a waste reduction plan. 

TEA is now recruiting 10 buildings for the second group to start in Fall 2019: 

  • Project buildings must be condominiums or co-ops that receive waste collection services from the City of Toronto Solid Waste Management Services. Buildings must also have a single waste chute for garbage and have five or more storeys.
  • 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 our second group of buildings, please complete this application form.

For more information, contact the project coordinator, Sayan Sivanesan at 416 596 0660 or sayan@torontoenvironment.org.

Read more on TEA's website here: www.torontoenvironment.org/announcing_teas_zero_waste_high_rise_project and here www.torontoenvironment.org/highrise_update


The project is funded by: Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded more than $120 million to some 700 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.