Some common tips on how to separate your recyclables.
Since 2004, the Regional Landfill has recycled almost 3,000 tonnes of cardboard, paper, plastic, and tin. That's the equivalent of 3 entire months worth of waste diverted from the landfill into another useful purpose. This does not include all the metal, tires, electronics, and Take-it-or-Leave-it items, which is substantial. We encourage all activities that divert this waste away from the landfill, either for recycling as with metal and electronics, or for use on site, such as with concrete.
We have avenues, currently, for paints, electronics, metals, tires, wood, , batteries, light bulbs, propane tanks, oils & filters, plus your regular recycle materials like paper and cardboard. We are looking into other options as well, so keep coming back for updates.
Where to Take Your Recyclable Materials
- Regular batteries (C, D, A, AA, AAA, etc.) can be dropped off at Staples or Shoppers Drug Mart.*
- Rechargeable batteries from your cordless phones, cell phones and power tools can be taken to The Source or the MD office.*
- Used ink cartridges can be taken to Staples for subsequent recycling.
- Ammunition, fireworks & explosives can be taken to the RCMP.
- Compact fluorescent Light bulbs can be taken to Shoppers Drug Mart.**
*We do accept both regular and rechargeable batteries at the landfill.
**We do accept compact fluorescent bulbs at the landfill. Please note that large fluorescent bulbs (4-8 ft) must go to the Regional Landfill for proper disposal. Tell the Scale Attendant what you have and we will direct you to the proper place for disposal. PLEASE DO NOT PUT THEM IN YOUR REGULAR HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE, as they have harsh chemicals in them and we want to try and dispose of these chemicals appropriately. Incandescent bulbs can be placed in your regular garbage.
let's all do our part by sorting our waste and finding unique and resourceful ways to reduce the environmental impact on our region.
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