The Case Studies listed here are from the Zero Waste Design Guidelines. We will be developing new case studies from the work of the Center, and collecting case studies from others worldwide. Search case studies by category or name.

Ménilmontant, Paris

Ménilmontant, Paris

The project, designed by Atelier Nadau Lavergne, includes a staffed recycling center or “espace tri”, as well as a hub for aggregating truckloads of bulk materials picked up by appointment from local collection routes. See Case Study pdf. ...
GrowNYC Compost On-The-Go Program, NYC

GrowNYC Compost On-The-Go Program, NYC

Dedicated New York City gardeners have composted in their com- munity gardens for decades as a way to improve soil for flowersand vegetables. In 1993, the New York City Department of Sanitation created the NYC Compost Project to leverage this interest in compos- ting and began formally training community gardeners through the city’s botanical gardens ...
Battery Park City, NYC

Battery Park City, NYC

In 2006, construction of the new World Trade Center site led to an explosion in the rat population. The BPCA responded by amending the neighborhood plan to include several shared loading areas equipped with 35 cu yd compactor containers. See Case Study pdf. ...
The Solaire

The Solaire

The Solaire is one of the city’s first buildings to collect organicsin equal convenience locations. Each floor has a waste room with a trash chute and separate bins for metal, plastic, glass and paper. The rooms are serviced several times a day, with recycling and organics removedas required. See Case Study pdf. ...
Grand Millennium

Grand Millennium

The Grand Millennium has a bisorter and turntable system. Residents use the control panel alongside the chute door to choose MGP, trash or paper which travel through the same chute. A bisorter in the cellar, at the chute’s base, sends the trash into a vertical compactor and the recyclable streams into a six-bin turntable system. ...
Avalon Fort Greene, NYC

Avalon Fort Greene, NYC

Avalon Fort Greene, designed by Perkins Eastman Architectsand completed in 2010, is one of many new high-rises in downtown Brooklyn. This 41-story luxury rental building is unusual, though,in that the developer and property management company Avalonbay Communities forgoes DSNY collection, opting instead to pay a private hauler to remove waste from the 636-unit building.The building ...