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Introducing new four-stream waste receptacles on campus

October 29, 2019
Four-stream waste receptacles to the Victoria Building.

Facilities Management and Development is proud to announce the introduction of new four-stream waste receptacles to the School of Interior Design (SID). This is part of our sustainability team’s campus-wide upgrade plan where new waste receptacles will be introduced in a phased approach.

How it works

Previously, the building had a three-stream waste system which separated waste destined to landfill, mixed paper, and bottles and cans. The new four-stream bins add an organics stream. This will reduce contamination between streams and decrease the amount of organics in landfill. 

The new receptacles feature updated signage to guide proper waste disposal. In most cases, the new receptacles were placed in the same locations as the existing ones or nearby where it fits best.

Where have the four-stream waste receptacles been installed?

This table reflects buildings currently using four-stream waste receptacles. Additional locations will be updated as the bins are installed.

Date of installation 


July 5, 2019

Victoria Building (VIC)

July 11, 2019

Student Learning Centre (SLC)

Library (LIB)

August 8, 2019

Eric Palin Hall (EPH) 

Sally Horsfall Eaton Centre for Studies in Community Health (SHE)

October 17, 2019

School of Interior Design (SID)

George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre (ENG)

November 19, 2019

Podium Building (POD)

Yonge-Dundas Square (DSQ): Third and fifth floors

Participate in waste management on campus

Ryerson is committed to advancing its waste management practices across campus. Please look out for these new four-stream bins and learn what waste goes where to do your part. By sorting waste correctly, you will help to divert recyclables and organic materials from landfill. 

Interested in participating in sustainability at Ryerson? We also offer waste audits and training.

Questions or concerns?

If you have any questions, please contact Sharmilla Raj, sustainability coordinator, at or 416-979-5000, ext. 6273.