Skip to main content Skip to footer

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 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


This website uses cookies to enhance usability and provide you with a more personal experience. By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies as explained in our Privacy Policy.