Zero Waste High-Rise Project: Resources & Guides

RESOURCE: Create an Action Plan
Use TEA’s Zero Waste High-Rise Action Plan tool to develop a plan that outlines your goals, timelines, action steps, and provides clarity for your whole team.
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PEER LEARNING EVENT: Improving Access to the 3Rs (Recording)
Watch the recording to hear from Lana, the property manager at a leading Toronto building that has reduced waste by making it easier for residents to recycle and compost their waste.
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PEER LEARNING EVENT: Positive Messaging in Waste Communications (Recording)
In this session, we hear from Vera, a resident and Green Committee member about how her team uses creative posters and positive messages to inspire residents and reduce the community’s garbage output. Watch the full recording to get inspired!
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RESOURCE: Communicating with residents about reducing waste
Here are some tips we’ve collected from leading buildings across Toronto on effectively communicating with building residents.
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RESOURCE: Collecting special and reusable waste
We’ve put together some tips tips on how to manage other types of waste in your building beyond recycling, organics and garbage.
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PEER LEARNING EVENT: Organizing Resident Green Teams (Recording)
In this session, Sayan, our Project Coordinator interviewed Sally, a green team member from a leading zero waste building in North York. Sally spoke about her experience in working with other residents and staff to reduce waste, and shared tips on how to organize an effective green team - even when meeting remotely. Watch the full recording to get inspired!
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ZERO WASTE HIGH-RISE PROJECT: Information Session (Recording)
Sayan highlighted some real life examples of model zero waste buildings to help you get inspired, including the Windmill Line Co-op and Mayfair on the Green. Watch the full recording to learn how to use, and where to access the tools, success stories, and pathways we've created to help you reduce waste in your building!
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RESOURCE: Building Green Teams
Whether you’re just starting out, or your building has had environmental committees for decades, we’ve put together some tips on how to make the most of resident Green Teams.
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RESOURCE: How to assess waste collection in your building
Assessing how waste is collected in your building is an important step in understanding the opportunities for improvement and where you can take action to move towards zero waste. Follow along with these tips.
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