Councillor Shelley Carroll

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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Recycling: Is Your Apartment or Condo Building Ready for Zero Waste?

The City of Toronto has set waste diversion goals of 60% by 2008 - 100% by 2012. currently, residents in apartments and condos are diverting only 12% of their waste. With over half of Toronto's residents living in low, medium and high-rise buildings, strategies for recycling and composting are a top priority. Each building presents its own challenges, such as aging garbage chutes or lack of space for organic waste storage. Yet many buildings have succeeded in developing innovative programs and the city is pilot testing organic recycling.

With impending levies on excess waste, the threat of Michigan landfills closing their doors to our garbage and few mandatory requirements for new buildings, time is running out. Do you live in a high-rise? What would you like to see happen in your building? What small steps can you take on our own? What are tenants, property managers, condo boards and the city doing to reach our waste diversion goals?

Join Councillor Carroll, City staff, a condo property manager, and residents to discuss goals, challenges and solutions to creating less garbage.

MONDAY, March 6th, 2006
7:30 - 9:30PM
St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts
27 Front Street East....Toronto
2 Blocks east of Union station

FREE ADMISSION - first come, first served