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 items in our database:

shredded-paper1. Shredded paper 

Put shredded paper in your GreenCart. Mix it in with food waste, inside a BPI certified compostable bag. The paper will absorb moisture and help reduce odours.

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.

2. Sofa

Sofas are accepted as bulk waste, or can be dropped off at the Halton Waste Management Site (standard disposal fees apply).

3. Cardboard box

Cardboard boxes go in the Blue Box. Please flatten cardboard boxes and remove any plastic liners (like a cereal bag).

Glass_Bottles4. Glass jar

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.

5. Mattress

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!

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.
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2 Responses to Put waste in the right place

  1. Wonderful article, thanks for sharing !!

  2. Phillip A. Weber says:

    Recycling is one of the best ways to deliver a positive impact on the world we live in and it is important for both the well being of the environment and us. As you stated, these non degradable items having a heavy demand in recycling and people like to search about recycling. Since our landfill spaces are filling up fast, recycling is the best way to tackle this situation. Anyhow, it was a nice information.

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