Concert Expands its Residential Rental Recycling Program

On Mar 08, 2017 under Corporate Announcements

Active in developing and managing rental communities since 1989, Concert’s property management team has implemented a variety of programs over the years aimed at reducing the environmental footprint of our rental properties.

“It’s important that we empower our tenants to live in the most environmentally-friendly way,” says Bev Greene, Senior Vice President, Property Management at Concert. “We actively seek initiatives that will make recycling more convenient for our residents.”

Most recently the team partnered with a Vancouver-based company dedicated to landfill diversion to expand the scope of the current recycling program. The program will now include textiles (including shoes) and small housewares, which will then be recycled or donated.

Following a successful pilot at The Westridge in East Vancouver, the expanded program will launch on May 1, 2017 across our portfolio of 14 residential rental properties throughout the Lower Mainland.

“We are constantly working to improve our landfill diversion rate,” says Concert’s Development and Sustainability Manager, Jonathan Meads. “This expansion is particularly exciting because it allows us to reduce our footprint and give back to the community.”

To make the recycling process at Concert rental properties as straightforward as possible, recycling rooms are equipped with sorting tables and colour-coded bins. The property management team also maintains an education and awareness program, including Concert's Simple Sorting app and website, which allows residents to instantly determine how to sort any recyclable item.

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