Hillcrest takes pride in its growing sustainability program and understands its responsibility in regard to future generations. We are proud to share that in 2017, Hillcrest received a BOMA Best Gold Certification (2017-2020). BOMA BEST ®.
- Hillcrest provides numerous garbage disposal throughout the property. Interior containers are comprised of three bins for the disposal of paper, recycling, and garbage.
- Bicycle racks are located at Entrances 1, 3, & 5.
- Car Charging located outside Entrance 6
- Our waste container program consists of three compactors where we capture glass, cans, bottles and plastic. Additional we separate organic and cardboard collection. In 2016, we implemented a tray return system in the food court. All of the aforementioned programs have resulted in a diversion rate of 86% (as of March 31, 2017) equating to the saving of:
- 550 trees
- 730,000 litres of water
- 112,000 kwh of energy saved
- 35 metric tons of organics diverted from a landfill
Hillcrest has a fully integrated recycling program involving both retailers and customers. There are recycling bins in the Food Court and throughout the mall for our customers’ use.
ROOFTOP HONEY BEES
Hillcrest’s rooftop is proud to be home to honey bees. We successfully installed two hives with 5000 bees on our rooftop in the summer of 2017. Thanks to the wonderful lush gardens of Richmond Hill residents, our bee population thrived and swelled to close to 70,000.
Our bees were extremely healthy and provided us with ‘minty’ tasting honey which we have donated to not for profit organizations in our community. Hillcrest prides itself on playing an active role in the community and contributing to the sustainability efforts of our region. We look forward to having the bees return to our rooftop this summer.
Thank you Richmond Hill residents for your contribution to this important initiative! #hellohoney