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Commercial recycling services

Waste & Recycling Services offers recycling services for businesses and organizations. We offer a range of solutions to suit your business needs and save you space. This includes dumpster and roll-off options. To request recycling services, please contact 311 or complete the online service request form below.

Commercial Recycling Collection Service Request

Available services

Mixed recycling (no sorting required) service accepts the same materials as the Blue Cart program.Download the commercial recycling brochure to keep for easy reference.

Put your recyclables loose in your recycling bin*. Do not use garbage or blue recycling bags. If you use bags to hold your recyclables, empty all the materials into your bin loose and reuse/recycle your plastic bags.

*Please note the exception items below to ensure you are recycling properly.


Hazardous Materials Can't Be Recycled

Newspaper


Hazardous Materials Can't Be Recycled

Catalogues and magazines

*Remove plastic wrappings before recycling

Hazardous Materials Can't Be Recycled

Mixed paper


Hazardous Materials Can't Be Recycled

Shredded paper

*Place shredded paper in a transparent plastic bag and tie closed. This item can’t be sorted by the machines at the recycling facility so it needs to be bagged and sorted by hand separately.


Hazardous Materials Can't Be Recycled

Telephone books


Hazardous Materials Can't Be Recycled
Hazardous Materials Can't Be Recycled

Boxboard and corrugated cardboard


Hazardous Materials Can't Be Recycled
Hazardous Materials Can't Be Recycled

Glass jars and bottles


Hazardous Materials Can't Be Recycled
Hazardous Materials Can't Be Recycled

Food cans and foil


Hazardous Materials Can't Be Recycled
Hazardous Materials Can't Be Recycled

Refundable beverage containers


Hazardous Materials Can't Be Recycled

Plastic containers with the recycling symbols 1-7


Hazardous Materials Can't Be Recycled

No polystyrene foam


Hazardous Materials Can't Be Recycled

Plastic bags, plastic wrap and bubble wrap

*Bundle plastic bags, clean plastic wrap and bubble wrap into a single transparent bag and tie closed. Transparent bags such as grocery bags or blue recycling bags no larger than 170 litres are acceptable to use for bagging your soft plastics.


Hazardous Materials Can't Be Recycled
Hazardous Materials Can't Be Recycled

Juice and soup boxes

(such as Tetra PaksTM)


Other recycling services

Waste & Recycling Services also offers additional recycling options for large commercial quantities of other recyclable materials. These materials must be set up as a separate recycling service from the mixed recycling items above to ensure proper collection and recycling of materials. Certain conditions must be met in order to set up service for the below materials. Please contact 311 for more information.


Hazardous Materials Can't Be Recycled
Scrap metal recycling
  • Fixtures and fittings
  • Sheeting
  • Automotive parts
  • Metal plumbing and racks
  • Galvanized metal, rebar or coat hangers


Hazardous Materials Can't Be Recycled
Hazardous Materials Can't Be Recycled
Unfinished wood recycling
  • Dimensional lumber
  • Wooden pallets
  • Other items made of raw and unprocessed wood


Hazardous Materials Can't Be Recycled
Hazardous Materials Can't Be Recycled
Plastic film recycling
  • Clear plastic film (polyethylene)
  • Film wrap
  • Shrink wrap
  • Stretch wrap

NOTE: To encourage recycling, commercial loads of garbage that contain materials such as paper and cardboard, scrap metal and recyclable wood will be subject to a higher rate at City landfills.