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!
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
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!
Your office kitchenette compost bin is emptied more often than your office's trash so there is no risk of odors or fruit flies.
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!
Big waste reduction
This project has had a huge impact on Concordia's waste diversion!
3000 trash bins replaced by mini bins
Over 200 compost bins set up
2x the compost collected since the project launched!
Need more info?
Read on for frequently asked questions or get in touch if you can't find the answer to your question!