Project Date: April 2017

Project Status: Complete

Project Author: Metro Vancouver contracted Tetra Tech Canada Inc. in partnership with LOCO BC and advisement from Cascadia Consulting Group

Project Description: To conduct a business food scraps and recycling engagement study in order to develop tools for businesses to overcome their waste diversion barriers. The project approach included assessing best practices of 15 industry expert businesses (small and medium sized that had not been previously targeted), assessing barriers and opportunities to implementing waste reduction and diversion programs with 15 case study businesses and determining the preferred approach for communicating with businesses.

Based on information and feedback collected throughout the study, Tetra Tech developed six sample tools to help businesses overcome common challenges and improve recycling systems.