Learn more about multi-residential owner responsibilities below.
Legislative Requirements - Mandatory Recycling
Ontario Regulation 103 / 94 of the Environmental Protection Act states, in part, that "The Owner of the building that contains six or more dwelling units shall implement a source separation program for the waste generated at the building". This means that recycling in multi-residential buildings is mandatory.
Inspectors with the Ministry of Environment regularly conduct site inspections on multi-residential buildings to ensure the Owners are in compliance with the required regulation(s). Failure to comply may result in the issuance of a fine to the building owner. For more information on this regulation, visit www.e-laws.gov.on.ca and enter Ontario Regulation 103 / 94 in the search box.
In addition to the provincial legislative requirements, the City also mandates recycling via the City's Waste Collection Design Standards.
What You Can Do!
- Be fully informed about the City’s waste collection program for multi-residential buildings
- Distribute promotional materials (issued by the City) to residents
- Place recycling posters and other waste information in areas frequented by residents (i.e. chute rooms, recycling rooms, lobbies, laundry room, parking garage etc.).
- Educate your residents to fully participate in the City's and Region's Waste Diversion programs.
Emphasize Diversion Options (i.e. Reuse and Recycle)
- Monitor and enforce the garbage and recycling procedures within your building.
- Prior to collection, ensure garbage bins and recycling containers are free of contaminates (materials not accepted in the City’s collection programs).
- Ensure waste materials are placed out for collection in a manner consistent with the City’s set-out requirements.
Refer to the Waste Collection By-Law for a full description of the requirements for multi-residential waste collection.
- York Region (Hazardous Waste, Electronic Waste Community Environmental Centre)