Waste Management Program
In an effort to safeguard the environment and promote environmentally sustainable practices, Brookfield has a national waste management and recycling program. All Tenants are required to participate in this program, which not only serves to protect our environment, but also helps reduce operating costs.
How the Waste Management Recycling Program Works
Tenants play a key role in ensuring the success of Waste Management Program.
Remember to keep all organic materials separate from waste paper products.
Organic materials include:
- Fruits, vegetable scraps
- Meat, fish, bones
- Pasta, bread, cereal
- Dairy products, egg shells.
- Coffee grounds, filters, tea bags
- Candies, cookies, cake
- Paper towels, napkins, tissues
- Fast food paper packaging
- Paper plates
Separate paper and stationery from other recyclable materials, such as bottles and cans. Please use the appropriate recycling containers, as supplied by Housekeeping.
For your assistance, Brookfield provides:
- Recycling containers for each workstation.
- Recycling containers at all photocopier areas
- Recycling containers in all kitchen areas for bottles and cans
- Recycling containers for organics
To obtain replacement or additional recycling or organic containers call 310-SERV.
What is Recyclable?
If it’s made of paper, it’s recyclable. All of the following paper products can be recycled:
- Office paper
- File folders
- Newspaper, magazines
- Windowed envelopes
- Paper towels
- Coffee cups
Bottles, cans and plastics are recycled in separate recycling containers:
- Water bottles
- Tetra paks, juice boxes
- Aluminum and steel cans
- Milk and juice cartons
- Plastic and glass bottles
Other recyclable products
The following materials are pre-sorted onsite and routed for shipment directly to the appropriate recycling depot:
- Wooden skids
- Scrap metal and wire
- Bread trays
- Milk crates
- Light bulbs and ballasts
Retail tenants should call 310-SERV to request a pick up of used cooking oil.
Recycling Inkjet, Toner and Laser Cartridges
Used cartridges should be repacked into replacement cartridge boxes. For removal and disposal, please call 310-SERV.
To ensure the safe management and disposal of unwanted electronics, Brookfield Place is a recognized collection site under the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) initiative. This program accepts a wide variety of materials to ensure maximum diversion from waste that would otherwise be placed in landfill and ensures that recycling of components to encourage sustainable practices.
The following e-waste items are accepted:
- Desktop computers
- Portable computers
- Computer peripherals
- Printing devices
- Computer peripherals will include modems
- Printing devices will include copiers, scanners, typewriters
- Telephones (physical and accessories)
- Cellular phones
- PDA’s and pagers
- Audio and video players
- Equalizers, (pre)amplifiers
- Video players/projectors
- Video recorders
- Personal hand held computers
Call 310-SERV to arrange pick up of e-waste. The materials will be separated and stored until it is retrieved by OES.
What is NOT Recyclable
- Aluminum foil wrap, plastic food wrap
- Plastic grocery bags, styrofoam containers, waxed cardboard (such as milk cartons)
- Rubber bands, paper clips, carbon
Hazardous waste requires special handling. For further information regarding the recycling program at Brookfield Place, please call the Manager, Tenant Services at 416-777-2015. You may also visit our website at www.brookfield-place.com and click on Tenant Resources, “Sustainability” section.