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

Read more on TEA's website here: and here

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.