Sustainable Operations: Waste Management
WASTE DIVERSION Program
The waste diversion program at Commerce Court is comprehensive and user-friendly. In addition to the collection of plastics, glass, aluminum, paper and cardboard; our program includes organics and electronic (e)-waste.
Highlights of Commerce Court’s waste diversion program include:
- Secondary separation of food court waste stream, which ensures all recyclable and organic waste is diverted from landfill
- On-site recycling depot for old batteries, cell phones and toner cartridges (certificate of recycling issued by service provider)
- All fluorescent lights recycled and certified twice per year
Recycling of construction materials and old furniture where possible
Wood pallet (skid) reuse
- Strict monitoring and management of paper and garbage compactors
- Use of in office e-waste recycling made available to all tenants through pick up from office or retail premises (certificate of recycling issued by service provider)
Education and Outreach
Waste reduction and recycling is important to the Commerce Court community of tenants. During a 2016 Sustainability Survey, waste was the top choice of respondents when asked about environmental priorities at the Complex.
- In 2016, Commerce Court property management revealed new design for waste and recycling signage, including labels and lobby poster. To download waste resources, click here.
- As part of Waste Reduction Week, Commerce Court hosts an annual engagement and education event. In 2016, we invited the Commerce Court and larger community to rethink waste through Trashion for two days in The Compass.
To see photos from our 2016 Waste Reduction Week Trashion event, click here.