Aggregates

Is it Recycled?

 Yes

What Happens to It?

Concrete and other like materials are taken to a local recycling facility where they are crushed to a workable size and sifted to remove any metal or garbage. The end result is a consistent sand like material ideal for manufacturing a variety of concrete products.

Disposal Restrictions

*Stucco, and Plaster Disposal Restrictions

Appliances

Is it Recycled?

Yes

What Happens to It?

Appliances are taken to a metal recycling facility where they are processed for their various materials and refrigerants. The processed units are then crushed, shredded and recycled to make a variety of new steel products.

Batteries & Cellphones

Is is Recycled?

 Yes

What Happens to It?

Cellphones and Rechargeable/non-rechargeable household batteries are taken to a licensed transfer station where they are distributed to a local non profit organization, Call2Recycle. Call2Recycles recycling process involves separating the metal and chemical byproducts from the waste to be reused in the making of new products.

Ceramics

Is it Recycled?

 No

What Happens to It?

Ceramic materials such as sinks, toilets and tile are considered garbage waste and are transported to the CRD Landfill where they are properly disposed of to meet local waste regulations and standards.

Drywall

Is it Recycled?

 Yes

*Drywall Disposal Restrictions

What happens to it?

Drywall is banned from the CRD landfill. Instead, it ends up at recycling facility where it is crushed and separated as paper and gypsum for further recycling and remanufacturing.

Recycling Restrictions

Due to concern of Asbestos, all drywall that we take must display a date stamp. If the date on the drywall is post 1990’s that’s enough information for us to haul it away. Although if the date on the drywall is before the year 1990, or there is no visible date stamp it will have to be tested prior to removal.

*Drywall Disposal Restrictions & Testing

Electronics

Is it Recycled?

 Yes

What Happens to It?

Electronics are dropped off at one of the many local electronics transfer stations in Victoria. The different electronics are then shipped to a facility where they are broken down for their steel, aluminum, copper, plastics and glass components.

Exercise Equipment

Is It Recycled?

 Yes

What Happens to It?

Exercise equipment such as treadmills, ellipticals, spin bikes, and weights are taken to a local metal recycling depot where they processed and recycled to be used in the production of new steel products. Items that are in working order may also be donated instead!

Flooring / Carpet

Is it Recycled?

 No

What Happens to It?

Flooring materials such as carpet, underlay, tile, and laminate are taken to the CRD Landfill where they are properly disposed of to meet local waste regulations and standards.

Disposal Restrictions

*See Flooring Disposal Restrictions

Furniture

Is it Recycled?

 No

What Happens to It?

Items that are still in good shape are prioritized for donation or recycled whenever possible. Furniture and oversize garbage items are transported to the CRD Landfill where they are properly disposed of to meet local waste regulations and standards.

Glass

Is it Recycled?

Yes

What Happens to It?

Glass products and panes are taken to a local recycling depot or transfer station where they are broken down into tiny bits and used in road aggregate manufacturing.

Recycling Restrictions

Reflective/mirrored glass products are considered garbage and are transported to the CRD Landfill where they are properly disposed of to meet local waste regulations and standards.

General Garbage

Is it Recycled?

 No

What Happens to It?

Garbage waste is transported to the CRD Landfill where it is properly disposed of to meet local waste regulations and standards.

Insulation

Is it Recycled?

 No

What Happens to it?

Fiberglass, foam board and blown insulation are considered general garbage waste and are transported to the CRD Landfill where they are properly disposed of to meet local waste regulations and standards.

Disposal Restrictions

*Insulation Disposal Restrictions

Light Bulbs & Fixtures

Is it Recycled?

 Yes

What Happens to It?

Commercial and Residential light bulbs, light fixtures and fluorescents are taken to a CRD Recycling Centre where they are recycled through the LightRecycle Program. Lighting products are crushed, separated and processed for their metal, glass, mercury and phosphorus components to be used in the manufacturing of new bulbs.

Mattresses & Boxsprings

Is it Recycled?

 Yes

What Happens to It?

Mattresses and Boxsprings are voluntarily taken to a specific location within the CRD landfill. Once there, mattresses are shipped to a specialized facility where they are processed for their steel, wood, and cotton.

Recycling Restrictions

Items not accepted for recycle are disposed of as garbage.

CRD restrictions include:

  • Futon mattresses
  • Foam mattresses
  • Unsanitary mattresses (i.e. blood, bugs, urine)
  • Excessively wet mattresses
  • Burned mattresses

Non-Ferrous Metals

Is it Recycled?

 Yes

What Happens to It?

Non-Ferrous metals such as copper, brass, stainless steel, lead, and wiring are taken to a recycling facility where they are sorted and processed accordingly. The recycled material is then used in the manufacturing of new metals and metal containing products.

Paper & Cardboard

Is it Recycled?

 Yes

What Happens to It?

Reusable books are donated through Discover Books, a program offered at the CRD Landfill dedicated to getting books back into the hands of readers. Clean cardboard and other paper products are taken to a recovery facility where they are recycled and reused in wide variety of new products.

Plastics

Is it Recycled?

 No

What Happens to It?

Many hard and soft plastics free of dirt and debris are taken to a specific area within the CRD Landfill where they are properly recycled. Plastics that do not meet recycling requirements are transported to the CRD Landfill where they are properly disposed of to meet local waste regulations and standards.

Propane Tanks

Is it Recycled?

 Yes

What Happens to It?

Propane Tanks are taken to a local recycling facility, where they are depressurized, uncapped, and recycled as metal.

Refrigerators & Freezers

Is it Recycled?

 Yes

What Happens to It?

Fridges, freezers and water coolers are taken to a local metal recycling depot where the compressors are drained of all refrigerant. The chemical undergoes further processing to be reused in other cooling applications, while the empty unit, now drained of refrigerant is recycled for its steel components.

Roofing

Is it Recycled?

 No

What Happens to It?

Most roofing materials are not recyclable and are transported to the CRD Landfill where they are properly disposed of to meet local waste regulations and standards.

Steel Products

Is It Recycled?

 Yes

What Happens to It?

Steel, and other various metal products such as patio furniture, BBQs, Bikes, appliances and car parts are taken to a local metal recycling depot where they processed and recycled to be used in the production of new steel products.

Styrofoam

Is it Recycled?

Yes – white and coloured products

What Happens to It?

Styrofoam is dropped off at a designated area within the CRD recycling centre, where it is bagged and shipped for processing to the Mainland. Styrofoam is then broken down, recycled, and used to make products such as picture frames, moulding, and plastic lumber.

Recycling Restrictions

Styrofoam must be clean in order to be accepted as recycling, and go on for further processing.

Tires

Is it Recycled?

 Yes

What happens to it?

Tires are taken to a local recycling depot or retailer where they are sent away to be recycled into a wide variety of products.

Wood

Is it Recycled?

 Yes

What Happens to It?

Wood scraps, furniture/products are taken to a local recycling depot or transfer station where they are ground down and mixed with garden refuse to create a substitute fuel source for steam and electric power.

Recycling Restrictions

Wood furniture/products that are pressure treated or contain glass, metal, or laminate may be refused for wood waste recycling. In which case these wood items will be properly disposed of to meet local waste regulations and standards.

Yard Waste

Is it Recycled?

 Yes

What Happens to It?

Yard Waste & Organics are ground into a fine mulch which is used for gardens and in various landscape applications.