Ontario’s new organic waste plan puts focus on composting in highrises.

Original article via CBC. Click here to read.

Toronto is hoping that new provincial rules will stop residents of the city’s apartment buildings, condos and other multi-residential buildings from throwing food scraps in the garbage.

Almost half of Toronto residents live in condos, apartment buildings or co-operatives, but they recycle and compost much less than single-family homes.

Highrise residents divert 27 per cent of their waste, compared to 65 per cent for those who live in houses.

Ontario’s new Food and Organic Waste Framework looks to tackle that by changing building codes to require all highrises to have green bin infrastructure, as well as by eventually imposing an outright ban on any food scraps or other organics ending up in landfills.

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