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Zero Waste Offices

Concordia has adopted a "trashless" office model. This means that standard desk-side trash bins are being replaced by mini-bins which users sort out into landfill, compost and recycling at centralized waste sorting areas. This saves a remarkable amount of recyclable and compostable waste from landfill!

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Waste collection

How it works

  • Desk-side trash bins are replaced by mini bins
  • Compost bins were added to kitchenettes
  • Recycling bins remain unaffected

Your Mini Bin

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Use your mini bin to carry waste from your office to your kitchenette or common area where you can sort waste into the appropriate containers. Please note - cleaners will not empty mini bins!

Compost Collection

Frequent collection

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Your office kitchenette compost bin is emptied more often than your office's trash so there is no risk of odors or fruit flies.

Easy!

Using the compost bin is as easy as using a trash bin. Not sure what goes in the compost? You’ll find that most items are compostable or recyclable. Learn more about what goes in compost!

Need more info?

Read on for frequently asked questions or get in touch if you can't find the answer to your question!

For inquiries about waste collection, contact cleaning@concordia.ca
For general inquiries on the project, contact zerowaste@concordia.ca

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