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Title: Ontario Recycler Workshop

Ontario Recycler Workshop
Slide 1
  • November 23, 2007

Slide 2
  • 5th Ontario Recycler Workshop
  • Joint initiative of
  • Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO)
  • Stewardship Ontario
  • Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO)
  • Participants from across the province beyond
  • municipal recycling co-ordinators/waste
    management staff, Councilors, consultants,
    stewards stewardship program representatives

Goals for the Day
Slide 3
  • Update on the Effectiveness Efficiency (EE)
    Fund as a whole
  • Update on some key EE funded projects/ priority
  • Discussion of next stepsmoving from EE Fund to
    new Continuous Improvement Fund (CIF)

Our Audiences
Slide 4
  • In person (80)
  • Webcast audience (40)
  • listening with slides, on-line
  • type in questions or comments directly on webcast
  • Archived webcast slides available at

Slide 5
  • EE Fund Report
  • Multi-family recycling issues projects
  • Report on Optical sorting technology projects
  • Break (lunch!)
  • Recyclers Knowledge Network (RKN)/best practices
    project update
  • Continuous Improvement Fund (CIF) planning

Poster Session During Break
Slide 6
  • Enviro Net PilotChristine Baker, Municipality of
    West Perth
  • Quinte Clear Garbage Bag PilotRick Clow, Quinte
    Waste Solutions
  • Blue Box Lid Clear Garbage Bag¬†Project, Peter
    Veiga, Town of Markham
  • Online Survey Blue Box Recycling Training Needs
    Assessment Alex Hogan Associates

EE Fund Overview
Slide 7
  • 10 of industry contribution to municipalities
  • 19.75M available over first 4 years
  • 16.35 committed to date3.4M still available to
    end of June 2008
  • Objectives
  • reduce system cost
  • minimize cost increases as recovery increases
  • build capacity for sustainable recycling system
  • 64 projects approved to date (consolidated)

EE Fund Spending by Priority Area - new
Slide 8
EE Fund Spending by Geographic Area
Slide 9
Moving from Best Practices (BP) to Continuous
Slide 10
  • Minister still requires that stewards pay 50 of
    BP system costs
  • Still soliciting projects to determine how to
    implement BP
  • Added emphasis on system capital
  • Focus on
  • fundamental BPs measuring impacts of other
  • training
  • modifying RKN adding information on BP
    continuous improvement, supporting training

Capital Projects Infrastructure Planning
Slide 11
  • 7M in capital projects to encourage efficiency
    innovation for infrastructure/technology, e.g.
  • optical sorting installations (Toronto, Durham,
    Scarborough, Peel)
  • multi-family (MF) recycling equipment (Toronto,
    Elliot Lake)
  • automated transfer system (Dryden)
  • carts automated collection (Toronto,
  • glass clean-up technologies (York)
  • Infrastructure planning
  • London regional MRF
  • exploring cooperative planning

EE Priorities for Next 6 Months
Slide 12
  • Expanding RKN with development of training
    presenting BP project results
  • Training strategy as per BP report
  • Promotion Education (PE) best
    practicesworkshops/TV /print/web/radio pilot
  • Technology installations/improvements/transfere.
    g. optical sort
  • Inter-regional planninge.g. new MRFs plastics
  • MF residential

Getting the Word Out
Slide 13
  • RKN current, topical content by for ON
    recyclers, including move to training forum
  • Hands-on resource people
  • A-Team Northern Ontario Blue Box Program
    Technical Advisor
  • special assignments to BP Enhancement project
  • peer review of contracts
  • MF working group
  • In-the-Loopquarterly newsletter
  • ORWspring fall each year
  • Posting reports project evaluations 30 posted
    to date

Going Forward
Slide 14
  • Transitioning from EE Fund to Continuous
    Improvement Fund
  • double the funding available to municipalities
  • greater support to applicants (e.g.
    new/independent dedicated fund manager reporting
    to MIPC) to reporting results
  • more proactive approach to supporting system

EE Fund applications always welcome!
Multi-family Issues in Municipal Residential Blue
Box Recycling
Slide 15
  • Phil Jensen
  • Stewardship Ontario

Multi-family Opportunities Challenges
Slide 16
  • MF residents comprise nearly a quarter of ON
  • Issues are common but complex
  • Studies point the way, implementation becoming
    the focus
  • Multi-residential task group (EE Fund 215)
    generating ideas, needs willing hosts

Other Multi-family Projects
Slide 17
  • Baseline MF recycling studies
  • AMRC6 communities
  • Essex-Windsor
  • Using focused PE to optimize MF recycling
  • Enhanced recycling in MF buildings in Markham,
    Richmond Hill Vaughan
  • MF system improvements in 7 communities (AMRC)
  • MF working group support (AMRC)
  • Elliott Lake MF recycling
  • MF waste audits waste audit results analysis

Slide 18
  • Liz Parry, Stewardship Ontario Stewardship
    Ontarios MF waste audit project
  • Peter Kalogerakos, Region of Peel On-board weigh
    scales for MF recycling
  • Nicole Dufort, City of TorontoReaching MF
    households an insider look at Toronto's
    strategic planning

Multi-family Waste Audits
Slide 19
  • Liz Parry
  • Stewardship Ontario

Project Summary
Slide 20
  • Project goal conduct waste audits in ON
    multi-family (MF) buildings
  • Anticipated impacts data set to support present
    future work in MF recycling
  • Email lparry_at_stewardshipontario.ca
  • Website www.stewardshipontario.ca/eefund/projects

Why Does Stewardship Ontario Conduct MF Audits?
Slide 21
  • Blue Box Program Plan directs Stewardship Ontario
    to complete residential waste audits every year
  • Lack of MF baseline waste composition data
  • Different communities use different methodologies
  • Data collection analysis can be difficult to
  • Large volumes of material makes auditing
  • Health safety issues

41 MF Audits 9 Municipalities
Slide 22
The Process
Slide 23
  • Waste collection, sampling sorting material
    from MF buildings
  • work with partner municipalities contractors
  • buildings represent mix of housing types serviced
    by partner municipality
  • baseline data can be used by all programs with MF
    residential housing

Audit Process
Slide 24
  • Standard sampling sorting protocol for MF
  • Every year
  • identify partner municipalities sample
  • collect analyse data
  • develop generation, recycling garbage estimates
    for variety of materials

Waste Audit Data
Slide 25
  • Stewardship Ontario uses waste audit data to
  • assess waste generation for setting fees
    (cross-check with stewards reports)
  • determine recovery performance of existing
  • assess opportunities priorities to improve

Findings (1)
Slide 26
  • Confirms that MF recycling performance weaker
    than in single family households
  • MF audits more complicated to implement than
    single family audits
  • cost
  • health safety concerns
  • High volume of material

Findings (2)
Slide 27
  • Based on average of results (no accounting for
    time of year, building size or urban vs. rural)
  • Total waste generated per household per year is
    600 kg/hh/yr
  • 40 of paper and paper packaging is captured
  • 50 of core blue box material is captured

Best Practices
Slide 28
  • Provides baseline information for studies
    focusing on MF performance
  • AMRC study building characteristics related to
    recycling performance
  • barriers to participation
  • limitation to data as presented online
  • Continued analysis to consider
  • MF versus SF performance
  • materials to target
  • differences between buildings
  • impacts of recycling set-up carts, chutes,

Next Steps
Slide 29
  • Continue to analyze data
  • Working on plans for 2008
  • Results available at www.stewardshipontario.ca

Onboard Weigh ScalesA Multi-Residential
Weight-Based Waste Recycling Generation Pilot
Slide 30
  • Peter Kalogerakos
  • Region of Peel

Project Summary
Slide 31
  • Project goal pilot the use of onboard scales to
    measure generation of waste recycling on a per
    building basis
  • Anticipated impacts
  • identify buildings with low diversion rates
  • provide framework for User Pay System
  • Email peter.kalogerakos_at_peelregion.ca
  • Website www.peelregion.ca/waste

The Issues
Slide 32
  • Diversion rates in Multi-Residential (MR) sector
    very low
  • Currently, no efficient method to track waste
    generation diversion per building
  • Diversion rates vary from building to building
    - usually dependent on
    convenience, commitment from building management,
    recycling capacity
  • No accountability for poor recycling rates /or
    excessive waste generation

The Project
Slide 33
  • Two front end garbage trucks two side-loading
    recycling trucks outfitted with onboard scales
  • Weight data used to
  • calculate waste generation rates
  • calculate waste diversion rate per building
  • calculate average density of compacted/un-compacte
    d waste single stream recyclables
  • target buildings with low diversion rate
  • measure impact of front-end recycling collection
  • Relatively low capital operating costs

Slide 34
  • Submit application for EE funding
  • Establish agreement with waste collection
  • to allow installation of onboard scales on trucks
  • to have drivers operate the scales
  • to allow the necessary wireless communications
  • Purchase install onboard scale system
  • Establish test data communication between
    trucks remote servers
  • Begin data collection

Onboard Scale Data Flow
Slide 35
Tonnage Financial Impacts
Slide 36
  • Total Project Cost 100,000
  • includes scale hardware, software, modems, 1 year
    wireless service fee, 1 year server hosting fee
  • does not include in-kind staffing costs, cost for
    additional years of wireless service server
  • Tonnage Impacts
  • no anticipated change in tonnage
  • scales can measure changes in tonnage as result
    of program enhancements i.e. front-end recycling,
    user pay system

Project Deliverables
Slide 37
  • Diversion rates for buildings in Peel Region
  • Average generation rates (kg/hh/week) for garbage
    recycling streams
  • Average density of compacted/un-compacted garbage
  • Average density of single-stream recyclables
  • Evaluate potential of scale system for use as
    tracking system in user pay program for MR

Best Practices
Slide 38
  • Project 123 pilots a measurement tool
  • Onboard scales may prove to be best practice for
    program-wide recycling measurement
  • Onboard scales can measure effect on recycling
    rates due to MR program changes i.e. front-end
    recycling, PE outreach efforts, user pay system

Next Steps
Slide 39
  • Data collection to commence before end of 2007
  • Trucks to be rotated through routes to collect
    data from all MR buildings over pilot period
  • Results will be available November/December 2008
  • average waste densities
  • diversion rates
  • waste generation rates
  • scale performance

Planning Multi-family Communications
Slide 40
  • Nicole Dufort
  • Manager, Communications Consultation
  • City of Toronto

The Project
Slide 41
  • Project goal Increase diversion rate (by
    launching volume-based rate structure in MF
    buildings receiving City collection by July 2008)
  • Impacts Develop recycling plans in MF buildings
  • More information
  • Nicole Dufort 416-392-296 ndufort_at_toronto.ca
  • Katie Herbert 416-397-5001 kherber_at_toronto.ca
  • www.toronto.ca/recycle

Slide 42
  • Toronto rolling out new multi-unit programs
  • Multi-unit residents primary audience for first
  • Communications planning public education
  • Most municipalities facing same daunting
  • Change attitudes persuade people to alter
  • Move through 4 stages

1) sensitizing 3) conviction (the why) 2)
awareness 4) action (the what)
Following Social Marketing Principles
Slide 43
  • Theoryawareness alone wont change behaviour or
  • Knowing the Why, the motivators, important so
    is knowing barriers to behavioural change
  • Barriers may include inconvenience, commitment,
  • By determining barriers can produce tools to
    overcome them
  • Our first step? Getting to know our audiences!

Getting to Know Our Audience
Slide 44
  • Strategic approach starts with target audience
  • We ask ourselves questions about our audience,
    their current behaviour how to persuade them to
    adopt new behaviour

E.g. Who are they? What are their
socio-economic physical characteristics?
What do they value? What are barriers to
reaching them? How receptive to adopting new
Questions Behaviour
Slide 45
  • Is it new? How much change from current
  • What specifics are they being asked to do?
  • What skills needed to make changes?
  • What are barriers to adopting new behaviour?
  • One-time action or permanent change?
  • Easy or hard? i.e. convenient? time-consuming?
  • Is there negative or positive reinforcement? i.e.
    What are the rewards/incentives? What penalties
    for not doing it?
  • Will there be peer pressure for or against?
  • What tools are they being provided?

And We Do Research
Slide 46
  • Often make assumptions but research is better
  • qualitative, e.g. focus groups
  • quantitative, e.g. telephone surveys
  • 2 audiences
  • building owners/managers/supershave had industry
    meetings used others research findings
  • residentsfocus groups in plan
  • assuming daunting due to transience, language
    cultural differences, lack of ownership of
    waste, space issues, etc.
  • census data says condo owners increasing

Building Owners, etc. (1)
Slide 47
  • Based on our homework so far, tactics will
  • information sessions
  • template for Recycling Improvement Plan
  • recycling handbook (in multiple languages)
  • website info with Customer Service phone e-mail

Building Owners, etc. (2)
Slide 48
  • Newsletter
  • Posters stickers
  • Sample letters signage
  • Recycling card for residents

Slide 49
  • Tactics will include
  • focus groups
  • advertising campaign
  • door-to-door newsletters
  • website
  • info for councillors newsletters
  • info package for tenant boards/committees
  • personal visitsmay use resident advocates

Optical Sort Projects
Slide 50
  • Peter Watson
  • Durham Region

Why a session on Optical Sorting Technologies?
Slide 51
  • Optical sorting is new to Ontario (ON)
  • ¬†pre 2007 1 Blue Box MRF with optical sort for
    containers in ON
  • 4 new installations in 2007 expect more to come
  • 3 in single stream MRFs 1 in a 2-stream MRF
  • This session focuses on
  • what we are learning from recent installations
  • costs benefits
  • what does the future hold for automating MRFs?

Other Optical Sort Projects
Slide 52
  • Feasibility Study for GTA Centralized Plastics
    Recovery Facility
  • Optical Sorting Equipment for Essex-Windsor MRF
    Phase 1 RFP Process

Slide 53
  • Al Metauro, Metro Waste Paper Recovery
    Inc.Optical Sort Installations Plans in
    Scarborough, Ottawa, Durham
  • Dave Gordon, Region of Peel Single Stream MRF
    Optical Sortation of Plastics
  • John Baldry, City of TorontoOptical Sorting for
    Plastics at the Dufferin MRF

Optical Sorting Equipment Enhancing Fibre Quality
Slide 54
  • Al Metauro, CEO
  • Metro Municipal Recycling Services Inc.

Project Summary
Slide 55
  • Project goal improve quality of 8 ONP sorted by
    single stream systems
  • Anticipated impacts increase mechanical sorting
    efficiency decrease processing costs
  • Email ametauro_at_metrowaste.com
  • Website www.metrowaste.com

Slide 56
  • Disc screen efficiency is not 100
  • 8 ONP shipped to end markets exceeding allowable
    outthrows contaminants
  • Manual sorting is not
  • efficient to meet
  • required throughput

The Project
Slide 57
  • Assess operational efficiencies financial
    return of optical sorting technology
  • remove contaminants from paper fibre sorting
  • yield mill acceptable 8 ONP

Slide 58
  • Minimizing impact on production
  • scheduling extra production days prior to tear
  • prepare site in advance wiring, platform
    extensions, pre-assembly, air lines
  • installation schedulearound the clock shifts
  • Nothing we would do differently
  • No surprises

Pre Optical Sorters
Slide 59
4 Sort Lines 6 Sorters/Line Capture Rates 44
by weight 26 by units Contamination 4 to 8
Tear Down to Start Up in 7 Days
Slide 60
2 Optical Sorters 5 Sorters/Line Throughput
Data n/a
Tonnages Costs
Slide 61
  • Changes in tonnages
  • line speed at 90 currently
  • will be able to meet pre production throughput
  • Cost Issues
  • project cost appears to be on plan
  • in process of determining cost savings
  • financial issues project delay impact on ROI,
    lost production due to additional days to install

Findings to Date
Slide 62
  • Project meeting expectationquality is improved
    labour is on plan
  • Learning curveprogramming equipment to meet our
  • No real problems to dateupgrade conveyor belts
  • Approach proving positive considering volume

What We Are Measuring (1)
Slide 63
  • Preequipment installation measurements
  • Pre Sort Line determined material composition by
    analyzing material units average weight/linear
    meter of belt
  • ONP QC Line ran line with no sorters to
    determine the of non paper unitsran line with
    sorters determined units captured
  • Other Measurements efficiency of the screens

What Were Measuring (2)
Slide 64
  • Postequipment installation measurements
  • same data will be collected
  • pre-sort data will be used to ensure material
    composition is consistent
  • throughput will be measured against manufacturer

Reporting Results
Slide 65
  • Results to be summarized in report for
    distribution by Stewardship Ontario
  • primary focus ability of equipment to maintain
    consistent mill quality
  • financial analysis to determine cost savings
    quality benefit against investment
  • With data collected programming perfected use
    data to set standards for justifying this
    equipment in other facilities

Optical Sorter Technology for Plastic Containers
Slide 66
  • Dave Gordon
  • Region of Peel

Project Summary
Slide 67
  • Project goal increase recovery rates of
    container materials at MRF
  • Anticipated impacts Optical Sorting Technology
    (OST) will enable automated sortation of PET
    increase efficiency of manual sorters on
    container line
  • Email dave.gordon_at_peelregion.ca
  • Website www.peelregion.ca/waste

Slide 68
  • Recovery rates for several container materials
    lower than rates required in contract
  • Changes in PET container volume composition
  • growth in single serve
    water bottles
  • continued development
    of lighter weight PET
  • Change in PET straining manual sorters ability
    to achieve required recovery rates on containers

The Project
Slide 69
  • Installation of OST unit to sort PET containers
    prior to container sorting line
  • selected MSS Sapphire dual eject unitpriority
    will be to sort PET will have capability to sort
    an additional container material
  • installation to include Automated Drum Separator
    to remove 2-dimensional objects (flatssmall
    fibre film plastic) prior to OST unit

Slide 70
  • OST system scheduled for installation early in
  • Equipment ordered Region reviewing
    configuration, layout final design
  • WMCC contractually obligated to install
    commission OST no later than April 13, 2008

Tonnage Financial Impacts
Slide 71
  • Cost
  • 1.5M capital to purchase install equipment
  • 750K for equipment
  • 750K for retrofit installation
  • estimated increase in annual revenue 260K
  • estimated annual labour savings 180K
  • project cost split between Region of Peel, Waste
    Management of Canada Corporation Stewardship
  • Increased diversion tonnage
  • 670 tonnes of PET annually

Results/Findings (to date)
Slide 72
  • Performance of OST Automated Drum Separator in
    US MRFs was impressive
  • OST should improve MRF performance increase
    required recovery rate of PET potentially other
    container material
  • Would likely include OST in design spec for any
    new MRF

What Were Measuring
Slide 73
  • MRF had to meet 3 performance hurdles during
  • achieve throughput of 35 tph
  • achieve material-specific recovery rates
  • achieve defined market specs for all container
  • Region has detailed information on material
    stream composition facility performance through
    completion of 2 acceptance tests
  • Once OST equipment is installed, WMCC
    contractually obligated to demonstrate that 93
    PET capture rate can be achieved

Reporting Results
Slide 74
  • Report will be prepared by Region to review
    assess recovery rates on all container material
    pre post installation of OST equipment

Next Steps
Slide 75
  • November 2008finalize equipment layout design
  • December/January 2008install equipment
  • February 2008commission test
  • April 2008report on findings

Dufferin Optical Sortation
Slide 76
  • John Baldry
  • City of Toronto

Project Summary
Slide 77
  • Project goal
  • minimize manual sortation of containers
  • Anticipated impacts
  • lower cost
  • higher quality
  • Email jbaldry_at_toronto.ca

Why Optical Sortation for Containers?
Slide 78
  • Presently all sortation done manually
  • Leads to unsatisfactory capture rates
  • Quality issues
  • improved ability to high grade plastics streams
  • possible reallocation of sorters to other
    material streams
  • PVC contamination

Key Factors in this Project
Slide 79
  • Installing optical sortation equipment at
    Torontos Dufferin MRF facility
  • will be installed commissioned in February 2008
  • Facilitated by
  • co-operation of contractor, Stewardship Ontario
    City of Toronto
  • shared funding (725K grant from Stewardship
  • Impacts on efficiency?
  • to be proven after installation
  • capture purity anticipated to be at least what
    is achieved with manual sorting

Slide 80
  • City assigned 3 staff to assist in making project
    go forward
  • initial feasibility study
  • 1 month total staff time to date since July 6,
  • sufficient skills knowledge available between
    the 3 parties
  • Key learnings
  • feasibility study to consider options other
    technology which materials should be optically
  • realistic timelines for project
  • evaluation of peripheral equipment
  • placement of Quality Control sorters
  • Late request to consider additional sortation of
    fibre/poly hot drink paper cups

Expected Impacts
Slide 81
  • Costs savings
  • project cost 1.5M
  • anticipated cost savings 185,000/year
  • other financial issuesCanada Fibers will accept
    up to 5,000/ year maintenance
  • Tonnages
  • no changes at time of launch but redundancy built

What Were Measuring
Slide 82
  • Pre-installation
  • equipment installation measurements
  • audits of inbound mix
  • measurements of production volumes
  • Post-installation
  • equipment installation measurements
  • monitoring protocol under development

Results Findings to Date
Slide 83
  • Pre-installation monitoring to determine
    composition of container line residue (material
    weights counts)
  • Pre-installation waste composition data provides
    information on feedstock

Reporting Results
Slide 84
  • Once post-installation monitoring complete,
    report on
  • labour savings
  • capture rate impacts
  • down time analysis
  • maintenance costs
  • end-market response (quality price)

Next Steps
Slide 85
  • Equipment ordered from Machinex
  • Installation planned for late February/early
    March 2008
  • MRF to be shut down for 1 week
  • Source separated recycled materials (SSRM)
    inventory plan to be developed to accommodate
    shut-down period
  • May use findings to choose equipment for new

Municipal Recycling Training Strategy
Slide 86
  • Alexandra Hogan Associates

Project Summary
Slide 87
  • 3 year training plan for Ontario recycling
    program operators
  • General need identified through Best Practices
    Enhancement Project
  • Strategy will identify focus on required skills
    knowledge, implementation
  • Email alex_at_hoganonline.ca

Steering Committee
Slide 88
  • Bonnie Ballam (Toronto)
  • Linda Churchill (Waterloo)
  • Lindsay Milne Rob Rennie (Peel)
  • Bruce Dodds (Elizabethtown-Kitling)
  • Gary Everett (WDO)
  • Geoff Love (Stewardship Ontario)
  • Phil Jensen (Stewardship Ontario)

Key Features
Slide 89
  • Situation analysis needs assessment
  • focus on your needs challenges
  • priority training topics
  • appropriate learning methods
  • potential development delivery partners
  • certification for some or all of training
  • Seeking input from all in ON municipal recycling
  • 10 to 15 minutes for needs assessment e-survey

Next Steps
Slide 90
  • Share your views at www.wdo.ca
  • Focus on
  • skill/knowledge gaps
  • barriers to training
  • potential for certification
  • Report (Dec.) data research input from
    steering committee project team ? strategy

Help Us Assess the Need
Slide 91
  • Dont miss this opportunity!
  • 2 survey stations set up in lobby during lunch
  • Take 10 minutes to get your thoughts on record
  • Thanks!

Slide 92
Enjoy your Lunch!ORW resumes at 115 p.m.
Slide 93
  • To complete the Blue Box Recycling Training
    Needs Assessment Surveysee Latest News at
  • www.wdo.ca

Welcome Back!
Slide 94
Moving Forward in Recycling
Slide 95
Afternoon Agenda
Slide 96
  • Clayton Sampson, WDOORW Seminar Series
    Northern Technical Advisor Activities
  • Francis Veilleux, Bluewater Recycling
    AssociationBest Practices on Recyclers Knowedge
  • Glenda Gies, WDOContinuous Improvement Fund

Whats New?
Slide 97
  • Clayton Sampson
  • WDO Northern Technical Advisor
  • CSampson_at_wdo.ca

2 Topics Today
Slide 98
  • ORW Seminar Series introduced 2 new seminars
    yesterday this morning
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Promotion Education
  • Role as Northern Technical Advisor for WDO

ORW Seminars Sustainable Finance
Slide 99
  • Municipal experiences in financing waste
    management as self sustaining cost centre
  • Staff elected officials representing 4
  • Geoff Rathbone Councillor Adam Giambrone, City
    of Toronto
  • Anne-Marie Fowler, City of Ottawa
  • Todd Pepper Councillor Rob Schmidt, Essex
    Windsor Solid Waste Authority
  • Francis Veilleux, Bluewater Recycling Association

Sustainable Finance Seminar Achievements
Slide 100
  • Introduced study (to be completed December 2007)
  • Profiled Sustainable Finance (SF) activities in
    the 4 ON municipalities
  • Gained perception of SF issues from Councillors
    in 2 communities (Toronto Essex-Windsor)
  • Participants discussed SF challenges

ORW Seminars Promotion Education
Slide 101
  • Explored core elements of successful Promotion
    Education (PE) for recycling
  • Communications industry municipal
  • Alfred von Mirbach, REIC Perth
  • Anne Boyd, City of London
  • Barbara McConnell, Stewardship Ontario
  • Clayton Sampson, WDO
  • Joe McKenna, Durham Region
  • Laurie Watt, Simcoe Media Group
  • John McIntyre Peter Sellers, ad agencies
  • 60 municipal staff responsible for or
    interested in communications process

PE Seminar Highlights
Slide 102
  • Presentations discussions on
  • strategic communications planning
  • budgeting (costing frequent PE tactics)
  • benchmarking measuring PE impact
  • building good relationships with media
  • developing advertising with social marketing

Seeking Feedback on Seminars
Slide 103
  • Seminar slides webcast (with discussion) at
  • Feedback needed!
  • do municipal staff want more PE training?
  • are seminars best presented in person, online or
  • future topics?

Northern Technical Advisor Activities
Slide 104
  • EE Fund Project to provide a support position
    for Northern Ontario (NO) programs
  • Best Practice Project identified desire to have
    dedicated support to NO programs
  • Build on A-Team concept

Northern Ontario Barriers
Slide 105
  • Lack of technical support
  • Difficult to proactively network
  • Limited resourceshuman, financial
  • Geography
  • Lack of competition

Project Goals Activities
Slide 106
  • Contact /or visit most NO programs
  • Provide basic technical operational advice
  • Coordination/facilitation to help deal with
    distance, isolation lack of competition

Project Goals Activities
Slide 107
  • Develop networking links within the north with
  • Assist to develop messaging specific to northern
  • Enhance effectiveness efficiency of NO programs

For More Information
Slide 108
  • Email csampson_at_wdo.ca
  • Telephone (519) 539-0869
  • Cell phone (519) 532-2524

Our Next Speakers
Slide 109
Focus on Change!
Slide 110
  • Changes that will impact all Ontario municipal
    blue box residential recyclers
  • new opportunities through redesign, retooling
    relaunch of Recyclers Knowledge Network (RKN)
  • EE Fund developments
  • expanded Continuous Improvement Fund

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  • Francis Veilleux, Bluewater Recycling
    AssociationBest Practices Project on RKN whats
    coming how you can use it
  • Glenda Gies, WDOWhat is the Continuous
    Improvement Fund?

Best Practices Recyclers Knowledge Network
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  • Francis Veilleux
  • ORW

Best Practices
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  • Defined as
  • Identifies 8 Fundamental Best Practices
  • Applicable to all programs

Waste system practices that result in attainment
of provincial and municipal Blue Box material
diversion goals in the most cost-effective way
Best Practice Recommendation
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  • Objective
  • make best practices information recommendations
    more accessible
  • Tactic
  • distill post in bite-size chunks on the
    Recyclers Knowledge Network

Recyclers Knowledge Network
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  • Launched in 2006
  • Managed by Stewardship Ontario
  • Municipal recycling program resources
  • Promotion and Education
  • Sustainable Financing
  • User Pay
  • 1 vs. 2-Stream
  • Rural Depots

Knowledge Network Makeover
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  • New look
  • New functionality
  • New login page
  • Easier navigation
  • Lets see together!

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Home Page
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Click on Doors
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Best Practices
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Best Practices
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Promotion Education
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Best Practices
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Decision Tree
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Continuous Improvement Fund
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  • Glenda Gies
  • Waste Diversion Ontario

Cost Containment Plan
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  • Approved by Minister in December 2004
  • Requires that net cost funding reflect best
    practices in 2008
  • To meet this objective, MIPC undertook best
    practices study
  • Blue Box Program Enhancement and Best Practices
    Assessment Project Report
  • Volume 1 identified best practices
  • Volume 2 cost model

Best Practices Report
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  • Identified system needs
  • capital investments
  • route optimization
  • increased PE
  • training (including workshops)
  • co-ordination standardization among programs
  • northern regional support

Implementing Best Practices
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  • Recommended that EE Fund
  • be used strategically to overcome barriers
  • avoid funding projects that would be implemented
  • intervene in marketplace where appropriate
  • provide technical or facilitation assistance
    rather than direct funding where appropriate
  • support projects with province-wide and/or
    regional benefits
  • act as a catalyst to spur other investment
  • support new applications of proven technologies
    MRF rationalization
  • including capital investment where appropriate

Best Practice Cost Model (1)
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  • MIPC updated cost model with 2006 data
  • MIPC then calculated series of optional best
    practice system costs by applying variety of
    assumptions such as
  • container/processing equipment amortization
  • management training PE cost allowances
  • MRF capacity equipment efficiencies

Best Practice Cost Model (2)
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  • MIPC then compared
  • optional best practice system costs from 131.5M
    to 148M
  • reported 2006 Blue Box net system cost 133M
  • MIPC agreement
  • use reported 2006 net system cost for setting
    fees for 2008
  • allocate 20 of stewards contribution to
    municipalities to directed Continuous
    Improvement Fund
  • Continuous Improvement Fund (CIF) to
  • replace EE Fund
  • start in 2008

CIF Intended To
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  • Support implementation diffusion of best
  • increase public awareness public participation
  • rationalize identify new approaches for
    existing infrastructure
  • develop new infrastructure as required
  • provide training
  • promote measure continuous improvement

Continuous Improvement Fund (1)
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  • Shift responsibility to MIPC for
  • development/approval of operating procedures
  • approval of fund expenditures
  • Funds will roll over for 3 years
  • Continuation of fund allocation to be
    reviewed after 3 years
  • recognizes longer project lead times duration
  • should CIF be discontinued, remaining funds will
    be distributed to municipalities

Continuous Improvement Fund (2)
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  • Fund to be segregated
  • administered by Stewardship Ontario
  • with annual audited financial statements
  • Incremental administration costs to be covered
    from fund
  • dedicated fund manager to be hired
  • Blue Box Assistance Team will report to manager

Continuous Improvement Fund (3)
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  • Strive to balance funding for continuous
    improvement with ensuring reasonable equality in
  • MIPC municipal representatives may, collectively,
    apply to CIF for additional staff analytical
    support for Blue Box Program Plan implementation

Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)
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  • CIF agreement outlined in MOA
  • Approved signed by
  • WDO
  • Stewardship Ontario
  • AMO
  • City of Toronto

Next Steps
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  • Development of CIF Strategic Plan to address
  • purpose
  • measures of success
  • operating governance structure
  • guiding principles for fund expenditures
  • MIPC held retreat in early November, supported by
  • Timeline for next steps
  • draft preliminary Strategic Plan to MIPC for
    review late November
  • draft final Strategic Plan to WDO Board for
    approval mid- December

In conclusion...
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  • More information
  • email glendagies_at_wdo.ca
  • website www.wdo.ca

Questions Answers
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Thank You
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  • visit www.stewardshipontario.ca
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