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RCO Awards 2015

Date October 21, 2015 Author Jason Smith Categories Announcements

The RCO Awards - Recycling Council of Ontario’s annual recognition program that highlights achievement in waste reduction and diversion – were handed out at the RCO Awards Luncheon during Waste Reduction Week at the Allstream Centre in Toronto. The program is open to businesses and municipalities across Ontario in six categories, and measures and scores applicants according to their achievement in reducing waste; ability to prevent wastes through consumption and purchasing habits; success in sorting and tracking generated materials to recycling; and overall waste minimization.

2015 RCO Awards winners 

Municipal Communications

City of Barrie
City of Guelph
Niagara Region (Top Score Winner)
York Region

Municipal Special Program

City Markham (Top Score Winner)

Municipal Diversion

Durham Region (Top Score Winner)
City of Orillia
City of Markham
Town of Whitby


Emterra Group and Niagara Region
Ivanhoe Cambridge: Conestoga Mall (Top Score Winner)
Ivanhoe Cambridge: Devonshire Mall
Ivanhoe Cambridge: Oshawa Centre
Ivanhoe Cambridge: Vaughn Mills

Special Program

Bentall Kennedy: Cloverdale Mall & Eglinton Square
Colliers International: Mississauga Executive Centre (Top Score Winner)
GWL Realty Advisors: Commerce Court
Menkes: 4711 Yonge Street
RioCan: Burlington Mall

Product Innovation

Green Standards
Delta M Inc.
Greentec (Top Score Winner – Tie)
Raw Materials Company (Top Score Winner – Tie)
ReGround Organics

Festival and Events

Toronto Rib Festival (Top Score Winner)

Institutional, Commercial and Industrial (IC&I) Sector


Woodstock (Top Score Award Tie)
Georgian Bay General (Top Score Award Tie)

Educational Institution

Seneca College
University of Toronto (Top Score Award)


Keilhauer (Top Score Award)
Listowel Technologies
Mother Parker’s Tea and Coffee

Other Generator

Canadian Tire: Airport Road Campus
Canadian Tire: A.J. Billes Distribution Centre
Canadian Tire: Brampton Distribution Centre (Top Score Award)
Canadian Tire: Resource Recovery Centre
Sears Distribution Centre

Office Building

Brookfield Office Properties: Queen’s Quay Terminal
Colliers International: Mississauga Executive Centre (Top Score Award)
City of Toronto: Toronto City Hall
GWL Realty Advisors: Commerce Court
Menkes: Aerocentre
Menkes: Beaver Creek Business Park
Rogers Communications: 1 Mount Pleasant Rd.

Retail Complex

Cominar: Dixie Outlet Mall
Ivanhoe Cambridge: Conestoga Mall
Ivanhoe Cambridge: Devonshire Mall
RioCan: Burlington Mall
Woodbine Entertainment Group (Top Score Award)

The RCO Awards Luncheon also recognized facilities that achieved 3RCertified status in the past year. 3RCertified is a points-based certification program that reviews how organizations manage solid waste reduction and diversion operations, where applicants achieve certification levels based on established criteria and on-site third-party evaluation of waste management and reduction practices.

Achieving 3RCertifed Gold is York Region’s Adminstrative Centre in Newmarket, and the University of Toronto’s St. George Campus. Achieving 3RCertified Silver is Cadillac Fairview’s 20 Queen St. W. office building, and TJX Canada’s Mississauga and Brampton Distribution Centres. View a complete listing of 3RCertified sites.


2015 Sponsors 

Municipal category sponsor

Partnership category sponsor


Product Innovation category sponsor

IC&I category sponsor

 RCO Awards sponsor





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