2050 Keele Street (Keelegate Tower)
2050 Keele Street presents a variety of challenges in order to avoid an increase in costs. Issues at this property include illegal dumping and tenants not properly disposing of their garbage in the chutes.
The first step being taken to prevent illegal dumping was to lock the gates of the fenced enclosure on the South side of the building. This means that tenants will not have access to outdoor garbage bins, and that all garbage must go into the chutes to be compacted. This step is being taken in part to avoid illegal dumping, but also because the charges will be based on the volume of garbage thrown out. Therefore, because compacted garbage fits so much more garbage, compacted bins will cost 3 times less than bins that are not compacted.
It must be stressed how important it is for all garbage to be put in the chutes. It has been brought to O’Shanter’s attention that many tenants simply leave their garbage on the ground in chute rooms. This practice is absolutely unacceptable. Tenants caught doing this may be punished, as it is unhygienic, and creates far more work for already-busy building staff.
The current recycling facilities, located by the back exit of the building, feature a 6 cubic yard bin. Information on recycling is made available in every chute room as well as the laundry room. Reusable bags are distributed to make in-suite recycling much more convenient for tenants.
There are recycling bins in the laundry and mail rooms. We ask that these bins be used only for recycled goods from these rooms, and not as a place to deposit recycled goods from tenants’ suites. These bins will decrease our garbage output by ensuring that all junk mail goes into the recycling stream, as well as any cardboard boxes used for laundry detergent etc….