As described in the Cover Story ( page 8) the City of Toronto's residential recycling and refuse cart program is up and running. Rehrig Pacific will manufacture and distribute at least one million car...
As described in the Cover Story (page 8) the City of Toronto’s residential recycling and refuse cart program is up and running. Rehrig Pacific will manufacture and distribute at least one million carts throughout the entire city. Residents will be receiving one cart for recycling in a choice of three sizes and one cart for residual waste in a choice of four sizes. All recycling and refuse carts will be tracked by RFID and bar code technology and will be part of a sophisticated data management and asset tracking system provided by Rehrig Pacific. Rehrig Penn Logistics (RPL), a wholly owned subsidiary, developed the C.A.R.T.S. (Cart Asset Recovery Tracking System) data management software to accurately track and manage distribution services, cart maintenance work flow and collection data. The company has a policy of using only 100 per cent recyclable materials throughout its product lines and using non-heavy metal colors.
Cities like Toronto face a further challenge in helping multi-residential recyclers divert more material from disposal. That led to the development of the Apartment Recycler and the Office Paper Recycler (depicted). The Apartment Recycler offers easy access with a wide drop front, and easy carrying with one or two hands. The integral handle won’t catch on objects when stored in tight places and the open-diamond design clearly identifies this unique container. Apartment dwellers appreciate how easy it is to carry their recyclables to the collection point and keep their Apartment Recyclers clean and odor free.
The attractive textured finish and open-diamond cut-outs clearly identify the Office Paper Recycler as not just another desk-side waste container. Providing a separate recycle bin with a recycling logo and slogan reminds office workers daily to recycle and significantly increases participation rates and reduces contamination.