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How to Sort Your Waste and Recycling

Residential Waste and Recycling must be properly sorted into the following categories:


  • Newspaper, mixed paper, box board, magazines, catalogues, household fine paper, paper egg cartons, etc
  • Books soft cover or with hard cover removed, telephone books
  • Brown bags, wrapping paper without foil/ metallics
  • Corrugated cardboard
    *Recycled Materials are to be flattened and are to be dumped LOOSE into the bins provided


  • Aseptic containers (juice and coconut water containers, pudding cups etc.)
  • Aluminum cans, containers, plates and foil
  • Steel cans and containers
  • Metal paint cans (empty, dry, lids removed, no plastic paint pails)
  • Cartons (milk, juice, cream)
  • Egg cartons (plastic)
  • Clear glass food or beverage containers
  • Coloured glass food or beverage containers
  • Plastics single-use containers including PET, HDPE, mixed plastics #3 – #7, and tubs
    and lids *Please rinse all containers. Containers are to be dumped LOOSE into the bins provided

Metals and Large Appliances

  • Dishwashers
  • Stoves
  • Hot Water Tanks
  • Washing Machines and Dryers
  • Fridge, Stove Freezer etc.
    *Tagged CFC Free

Appliances that contain refrigerants (ie. CFCs/Freon) can be disposed of at East Lake Waste Disposal Site (59 Cardwell Lake Road, Maple Leaf, ON). This service is available at a cost of $75.00 per unit. User Fees and Service Charges Bylaw 


  • Tires ON or OFF Rims
  • Maximum of ten (10) tires per visit. NO COMMERCIAL TIRES

Bulk Items

Yard Waste/Brushing

  • *Stumps must be under 10 cm (4 inches)

Construction and Demolition Materials

Electronic Waste

  • Televisions, computer monitors, fans, telephones, VCRs etc.

Household Batteries

  • AA, AAA, D-Cell, C-Cell, 9-volt and Button cells

Waste (Garbage)

  • Waste includes items that cannot be recycled and are not otherwise categorized (as per the list of categories above)

Textile Recycling

There are textile recycling bins located at the REAR of the Municipal Office located at 33011 Highway 62 in Maynooth, ON. Listed below are items that are accepted in the bins. *Please DO NOT leave any items outside or beside the bins*

  • Accessories and bags
  • Clothing (all types)
  • Curtains
  • General household textiles (towels, blankets, sheets, pillows, stuffed toys)
  • Shoes and boots
  • Sleeping bags

Hazardous Waste and Special Products

What is considered Hazardous Waste and What is Accepted? 

  • Automotive and Garage Products – antifreeze, transmission fluid, batteries and battery acid, gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, motor oil, auto waxes, automotive fluids, oil containers
    Household Cleaning Products – ammonia based, chlorine bleach, disinfectants, drain cleaning agents (acids and bases), oven cleaners, window cleaners
  • Paints and Paint Related Materials – *PLEASE DO NOT MIX LATEX AND OIL BASED PAINTS* Latex paint, oil-based paint, furniture and paint stripping agents, driveway sealers and roof patch, brush cleaners, primers, stains, varnishes, wood preservatives, linseed oil, wood stains, varsol and solvents
  • Pesticides and Garden Products – flea collars and sprays, mothballs, roach and ant poisons, arsenicals, fungicides, fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides, molluscicides (snail & slug bait), rat and mouse poison
  • Miscellaneous Products – aerosols (empty containers as well), thinners and turpentine, dry cell batteries (disposable and rechargeable), propane cylinders, BBQ lighter fluids, smoke detectors and co2 detectors, Sharps – place in a rigid plastic container (needles only), fluorescent light tubes and bulbs (unbroken), photographic chemicals, pharmaceuticals (medicines and expired prescriptions), nail polish & polish remover, thermometers, thermostats and switches, glues and adhesives, pool chemicals and bleach (PLEASE DO NOT MIX) Please keep chemicals separate from other chemicals!

Please leave materials in their original containers and pack items securely in your vehicle to avoid mixing or spillage. For more information, please call 613-338-2811 or submit a Customer Service Request:

  • NO INSTITUTIONAL COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL WASTE (IC & I) Radioactive materials, explosives, fireworks, ammunition, biological waste, PCB waste, helium or freon tanks or any unknown waste

    *****Old electronics and tires WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED at this Event *****

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