Grants of up to $25,000 are available to support innovative community-based efforts to reduce residential waste and increase participation in the City of Toronto’s waste diversion programs. A priority will be placed on investing in actions that address multi-residential buildings, multi-lingual communities, equity-seeking groups and Neighbourhood Improvement Areas.
The grants support the City’s Long Term Waste Management Strategy and reflect its guiding principles:
· working with community partners to enhance access to waste diversion programs;
· increasing public engagement; and
· working together to deliver services.
The strategy puts priority on reducing and encouraging the prevention of waste, maximizing its value before disposal, and supporting the move towards a circular economy. Waste diversion, which minimizes the amount of waste sent to landfill, follows reduction and reuse in order of priority.
For more information, please visit: https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/water-environment/environmental-grants-incentives/waste-reduction-community-grants
Or contact staff directly at :
Waste Reduction Community Grants
Environment & Energy Division
City of Toronto
55 John Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6
Please do kindly note that the application must be completed by resident led groups (e.g. Green Teams, School Parent Councils), not the property management.