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 items in our database:
If you have a lot of shredded paper, consider hiring a paper shredding company. Crime Stoppers of Halton also holds annual shredding events; there are two events in May 2014.
3. Cardboard box
Cardboard boxes go in the Blue Box. Please flatten cardboard boxes and remove any plastic liners (like a cereal bag).
Glass jars go in the Blue Box. Please give glass jars a quick rinse first. Metal lids can go loose in the Blue Box too.
Due to concerns about bed bugs, most charities cannot reuse mattresses. Mattresses are accepted as bulk waste, or can be dropped off at the Halton Waste Management Site (standard disposal fees apply).
If you’re ever unsure how to dispose of an item, remember: Halton Region is just a click away!