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About HaltonRecycles

Encouraging the 3Rs – reduce, reuse, recycle – for all residents, schools and businesses in Halton Region, Ontario, Canada. By recycling and composting more, we help extend the life of Halton's landfill, protecting the environment.

Top 10 blogs about recycling and waste

This blog launched in September 2011, and since then, we’ve published 236 posts about waste management! Who knew there’d be so much to say about waste? These posts have explored our personal and collective connections to waste; they’ve touched on local, provincial, national and … Continue reading

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Put waste in the right place

Have you used Halton Region’s popular Put Waste In Its Place database? Simply type the name of an item and we’ll tell you how to recycle, compost or dispose of it properly. Here’s a list of the top five most commonly searched … Continue reading

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Get your garden growing – Halton’s Compost Giveaway is coming soon

Each year during Compost Giveaway, Halton Region offers compost to Halton residents free of charge. The spring Compost Giveaway is taking place Monday, May 5 to Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Halton Waste Management Site. During the event, tweet … Continue reading

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Coming soon: Special Waste Drop-off Days

To make the recycling of household hazardous waste and electronic waste more convenient to residents, Halton Region holds Special Waste Drop-off Days throughout the year. During the event, tweet us @HaltonRecycles and use the event hashtag #HaltonDropOff. The first Special Waste … Continue reading

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Egg-cellent information about recycling

Sunny-side, over easy, scrambled or hard-boiled — who doesn’t love an egg? Remember, egg shells go in the GreenCart. Paper egg cartons go in the GreenCart. Clear plastic egg cartons go in the Blue Box. Styrofoam egg cartons go in … Continue reading

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Happy holidays from HaltonRecycles

HaltonRecycles, and the entire Halton Region Waste Management Services division, wish you and your family a most happy holiday! Enjoy this Christmas recycling poem!

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All we want for Christmas… are environmentally friendly presents

With Christmas just around the corner, the award-winning HaltonRecycles team has visions of sugar plums, dancing in their heads. The team has put together their environmentally friendly wish list for Santa. “I’m hoping Santa brings me a new road bike this … Continue reading

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Halton Region’s $2 Garbage Tag Program

By recycling and composting more, you’ll have less garbage. In Halton Region, you may place out three garbage bags/cans or less at the curb every other week. More than three garbage bags/cans require a “garbage tag,” up to a total … Continue reading

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What Earth Day means to me

Earth Day is celebrated around the world on April 22.  The first Earth Day was held in the United States in 1970 and was organized by Senator Gaylord Nelson.  The first Canadian Earth Day was celebrated in 1980, and in 1990 … Continue reading

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How Blue Boxes are made

Learn how Blue Boxes and GreenCarts are manufactured in Ontario by ORBIS. In 2013, Halton Region is hosting Blue Box Pick-up Events where Halton residents will be able to get a new larger Blue Box.

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Happy holidays from HaltonRecycles

Happy holidays from the HaltonRecycles team — John, Nicole W., Allison, Walter, Ben, Joyce, Shirley, Nicole M., Andrea and Stacey!  Wishing you a joyful, fun and “green” holiday. We’ll be back blogging, tweeting, pinning and videoing in January 2013!

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Eco friendly gifts for the holidays

It’s the holiday season, and as that old song goes, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year!”  It’s a time for gathering with family and friends, taking part in celebrations, sharing delicious meals, and giving gifts. Unfortunately, along with all … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween from HaltonRecycles

On Halloween, the Halton Waste Management Site was haunted by more than just waste — ghosts and ghouls, pirates and rock stars, soldiers and kings, fashion faux-pas and zombies — all made an appearance. Happy Halloween!

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What a party! The Halton Waste Management Site celebrates 20 years

Over 600 Halton residents visited the Halton Waste Management Site on Saturday, September 29, 2012 to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Site’s opening. Guests took part in tours of the landfill, got to climb aboard heavy equipment like the … Continue reading

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Reduce, reuse and recycle at your summer barbeque

We’re having a summer barbeque, and we’re offering you some tips to help reduce the environmental footprint of your next event!

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National Sweater Day

Thursday, February 9, 2012 was National Sweater Day, a day organized by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) encouraging all Canadians to take action against climate change by turning down the heat in their homes, schools and businesses. The HaltonRecycles team, and other … Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings!

Wishing you and your family a joyful, peaceful and happy holiday! from your friends at the HaltonRecycles team Stacey, Andrea, Nicole L., Shirley, Nicole M., Ben, Walter, Allison, John, & Nicole W.

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Launching September 19, 2011!

Halton Recycles will start blogging on September 19, 2011.  We’re excited to share interesting stories about Halton’s waste management programs, and to profile the recycling and composting champions in our community. In the meantime, visit Halton Region’s website for information on … Continue reading

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