What would you like to Recycle?

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Landfill restrictions have been part of the CRD waste diversion strategy since 1991 and are only implemented when viable and sustainable recycling alternatives exist. Recyclable materials banned from disposal include: drywall (1991), corrugated cardboard, directories, large appliances/white goods, tires (1993), scrap metal, aggregate, concrete, asphalt, rubble, clean soil (1995), paper fibers (1998), yard and garden material (2006), extended producer responsibility products (2011) and kitchen scraps (2015). See Banned Items for a more complete list.

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Under agreement with Recycle BC, the CRD provides over 123,000 single family homes in the region with curbside recycling service for packaging and paper products (PPP). The CRD curbside program is a successful three-stream recycling model which ensures the highest quality and value for marketing of the material. Since the program’s inception in 1989, over 468,000 tonnes of recyclables have been collected. Learn more about the Blue Box program.

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This item/depot is for industrial, commercial or industrial quantities.

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Many kitchen scraps, such as vegetables, fruits, eggshells and coffee grounds can be easily composted in a backyard composter or digester. Visit the Compost Education Centre for more information.

Construction and Demolition Waste

Waste building materials, dredging materials, tree stumps, and rubble resulting from construction, remodelling, repair, and demolition operations on houses, commercial buildings and other structures, and pavements. May contain lead, asbestos, or other hazardous materials. Conducting a home renovation? Learn steps required to ensure your waste material will be accepted for disposal.

Dump

A land site where wastes are discarded in a disorderly or haphazard fashion without regard to protecting the environment. Uncontrolled dumping is an indiscriminate and illegal form of waste disposal. Problems associated with dumps include multiplication of disease-carrying organisms and pests, fires, air and water pollution, unsightliness, loss of habitat, and personal injury.

Energy Recovery

To capture energy from waste through any of a variety of processes (e.g., burning). Many new technology incinerators are waste-to-energy recovery units.

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Household hazardous waste (HHW) includes waste from your home that you consider to be dangerous or of which you are unsure, such as pesticides, paint, oil, bleach, or other chemicals. HHW includes product marked as flammable, corrosive, explosive or poisonous. HHW is banned from disposal as garbage. Take these items to Hartland Depot for free, proper disposal.

HDPE - High density polyethylene #2

Coloured or opaque plastic used in milk jugs and some laundry products. Its recycled life: more laundry product bottles, trash bins and base cups for plastic soft drink bottles.

Landfill

A method for final disposal of solid waste on land. The refuse is spread and compacted and a cover of soil applied so that effects on the environment (including public health and safety) are minimized. Under current regulations, landfills are required to have liners and leachate treatment systems to prevent contamination of ground water and surface waters. An industrial landfill disposes of non-hazardous industrial wastes. A municipal landfill disposes of domestic waste including garbage, couches, etc. This waste may include toxins that are used in the home, such as insect sprays and powders, engine oil, paints, solvents, and weed killers.

PETE or PET - Polyethylene terephthalate

Clear plastic used in some household cleaning product bottles, as well as in soda bottles. Its recycled life: new cleaning product bottles, carpets and insulation for winter jackets.

Post Consumer Waste

Used materials, such as empty detergent bottles and aluminum cans, that go into the trash if they are not recycled.

Pre-Consumer Waste

Scraps and trash created during the manufacturing process, such as paperboard trimmed away when making cartons.

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BC’s industry-led product stewardship programs require producers of designated products to take extended producer responsibility (EPR) for the life-cycle management of their products, including recycling. The BC Recycling Regulation under authority of the Environmental Management Act, sets out the requirements for product stewardship in BC. The CRD supports industry-led product stewardship with participation in various provincial programs. For more information, please visit the Ministry of Environment’s website

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When you see this icon on a product listing in myrecyclopedia, you know recycling opportunities exist for this product in our region.

Recycling

Reusing materials and objects in original or changed forms rather than discarding them as wastes.

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This item/depot can be accepted for recycling in residential quantities.

Resource Recovery

The extraction of useful materials or energy from solid waste. Such materials can include paper, glass, and metals that can be reprocessed for re-use. Resource recovery is also employed in pollution prevention.

Sanitary Landfill

An area where waste is dumped, then buried beneath a layer of earth. Landfills are usually equipped with a liner to reduce soil and water pollution from contaminated seepage. Hartland Depot began as an unregulated dump site in the mid-1950s. In 1985, the CRD took over operation of the site. Since that time, over $33 million has been invested in site infrastructure and environmental controls. Due to these improvements, Hartland is no longer a dump, but an engineered sanitary landfill.