Aggregates - *Restrictions

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 & Testing 

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.

Recycled Material:

Steel —> new steel products

Aluminum —> new aluminum products

Refrigerants (Freon) —> cleaned/processed and reused for various cooling appliance applications

Copper —> new copper 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 - *Restrictions

Is it Recycled?

 Yes

*Drywall Disposal Restrictions & Testing 

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.

Recycled Material:

Gypsum —> new drywall, concrete
Sulphur, Calcium —> composting/agricultural systems
Paper —> new drywall, recycled paper products

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 

Testing Facilities

There are a number of sites in the Victoria area that test for Asbestos.

We recommend NorthWest Environmental or AREC Environmental. These professional testing services range from $30-$40 per sample. Simply bring in a small edge or corner section of drywall that has mud/plaster, and within a day or two you’ll have your results. Once we have the documentation that proves your drywall is Asbestos free, Our team can haul it away to be recycled.

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.

Recycled Material:

Plastics —> irrigation pipes, outdoor furniture
Glass —> production of new monitors, and electronics
Aluminum, copper and steel —> commodities, making of new products

Flooring / Carpet - *Restrictions

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 & Testing 

Furniture

Is it Recycled?

 No

* solid wood furniture items without vinyl, glass or metal components can be recycled as wood waste.

What Happens to It?

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 - *Restrictions

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

*Loose Blown Insulation / Vermiculite Disposal Restrictions & Testing 

*Boiler, Furnace and Pipe Insulation Disposal Restrictions & Testing 

Light Bulbs / Light Fixtures / Fluorescents

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.

Paint / Stain - Household

Is is Recycled?

 Yes

What Happens to It?

Usable paint products are placed into an exchange program through the Hartland Landfill, where residents can access various paint products and colours for re use. All other paint deemed unfit for exchange is recycled and used to manufacture new paint products. Some recycled components can also be used in various cement products.

Recycling Restrictions

Commercial grade, 2 part, and Marine Paints/Stains are not accepted for pick up by Atlas Junk Removal.

Paper / Cardboard / Books

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

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.

Shingles

Is it Recycled?

 No

What Happens to it?

Shingles are considered garbage waste are transported to the CRD Landfill where they are properly disposed of to meet local waste regulations and standards.

Steel Products - *Restrictions

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.

Disposal Restrictions

*Furnace Duct Tape Disposal Restrictions & Testing 

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.

Recycled Material:

Styrofoam —> Picture Frames

                      —> Moulding

                      —> Plastic Lumber

Recycling Restrictions

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

Tires - Automotive

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.

Recycled Material:

Rubber —> footwear, outdoor playground surfacing, new tires.
                —> landscape and road resurfacing applications.

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 / Organic 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.

Recycled Material:

Large Wood Waste —> Wood Chips / Mulch

General Yard Trimmings/Grass —> Compost / Mulch