Concordia has adopted a "trashless" office model: 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 lot 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
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 odours or fruit flies.
Easy to use
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 on campus: The facts
This initiative has had a huge impact on Concordia's waste diversion. Here are the numbers to back up this claim.