Receptacle Standard

Purpose and Goals  

UTM aims to increase its current waste diversion rate in the future. The Receptacle Standard is one of the many strategies and initiatives that will help the campus work towards this goal.  

The standard guides waste management (recycling, landfill, and organics) at UTM as it outlines rules associated with regular waste maintenance and develops a consistent and standardized waste system across campus.

Standards

  • All waste, recycling, and organics receptacles on campus (not including Residences) will be emptied daily by the Caretaking staff under the Facilities, Management & Planning (FMP) department 
  • Outside receptacles are under the responsibility of the Grounds department   
  • The four streams (container recycling, paper recycling, organics, and landfill) will be lined with different coloured bags:
    • Container recycling - blue  
    • Paper recycling and organics - clear 
    • Landfill - black 
  • Bag type and size will be consistent across campus 
  • All bins must have signage and allow the signage to be easily changed  
  • All bins must be accessible for maintenance and cleaning through a front-loading door or lid  
  • All bins must have individually customizable lid colours, and hole shapes and sizes  
  • All hallway bins must not be moved from their original location; if they need to be moved for events, they must be placed back in their original location after the end of the event
  • If a bin needs to be moved for non-event related reasons, contact the Sustainability Office  

Bin Signage  

Missing signage on a bin? Email the Sustainability Office (sustainability.fmp@utoronto.ca) to let us know and request a sign. 

Signage can also be downloaded from the Bin Signage section on our website! 

Receptacle By Area

4-1 UTM Bin
Bin specifications Envyrozone Rainier CA - 006 (Slim) 
# of streams 4  
Dimensions 43.5" W x 58" H x 18.12" D  
Casters Yes 
Bag size 30" W x 38" L 
Backboard signage size 8" x 11" 
Use Hallways, public spaces 
Volume High 
  • Envyrozone 4-1 bins are available in the majority of public spaces and hallways on campus  
  • Caretaking determines how many bins per area  
  • Sorting streams should be left to right, in the following order: Landfill, Container Recycling, Paper Recycling, Organics 
  • Backboard signage must be visible at all times and may not be moved 

4-in-1 eatery bins on campus
Bin specifications Envyrozone Rainier CA - 006  
# of streams 4  
Dimensions 48" W x 58" H x 16.5" D 
Casters Yes 
Bag size 35" W x 47" L  
Backboard signage size 8.5"x 11"  
Use Food courts (e.g., Davis meeting place)  
Volume High 
  • Higher volume Envyrozone 4-1 bins will be placed in all campus eateries  
  • Sorting streams should be left to right, in the following order: Landfill, Container Recycling, Paper Recycling, Organics 
  • The bins must stay in their original location and can only be moved by Caretaking staff for events and/or other special occasions 
  • Backboard signage must be visible at all times and may not be moved 

Coming soon! 

A picture of the outdoor bins
Bin Specifications                CleanRiver Excel Slant Top - XS35-3
# of streams3
Dimensions62" W x 47.75" H x 19" D
Casters No
Bag Size 35" W x 47" L
Backboard signage sizen/a
UseOutdoor spaces, sidewalks
VolumeHigh
  • The CleanRiver Outdoor 3-1 bins can be found across campus 
  • Sorting streams should be left to right, in the following order: Landfill, Container Recycling, and Paper Recycling
  • The bins must stay in their original location and can only be moved by Grounds staff when needed