theMART, Chicago

TheMART is owned and operated by Vornado Realty Trust. To maximize diversion rates, Vornado has designed shared building spaces and waste storage areas to promote proper separation of recyclables and organics. Building staff use tilt trucks to move office tenants’ waste and recycling materials through service corridors to a loading dock. Retail tenants transport their materials similarly, and more than 60 of them participate in a program to measure their waste volumes and diversion rates. Before being staged for pickup, the tenants’ waste and recycling materials are weighed, and the results are entered manually in a database. See Case Study pdf.