We are proudly offering free recycling programs to Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, Beaverton, Bobcaygeon, Bridgenorth, Buckhorn, Cameron, Cannington, Fowlers Corners, Janetville, Downeyville, Dunsford, Lakefield, Little Britain, Oakwood, Omemee, Peterborough, Port Perry, Reaboro, Sunderland, Valentia, Washburn Island, and Woodville.
How They Recycle ...
Everything collected through the Zero Waste Box system is sorted and processed into raw materials that can be reused instead of being sent to landfill. Read below to learn how different types of materials are recycled by Terracycle.
- PLASTICS: Plastics are separated by number, melted down, and turned into pellets that can be molded and extruded to produce new products.
- METALS: Metals are separated by type and smelted into ingots for reuse.
- GLASS: Glass is cleaned and sorted by color for processing. It is then crushed and melted to be used in new glass products.
Oral Care Waste and Packaging
This box accepts any brand of oral care waste. This includes toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothbrush and toothpaste tube outer packaging, and floss containers.
Staples Recycling Program
Once collected, the writing instruments are separated by material composition. The separated items are then cleaned, shredded, and made into new recycled products.
Gillette Razor Recycling
BEAUTY + WELLNESS
PACKAGING COLLECTION PROGRAM
Information Courtesy of Pact Collective Official Website: https://www.pactcollective.org/guidelines
"Pact is a nonprofit collective catalyzing collaboration to reduce, recycle, and drive towards circularity. Together, we can end packaging waste in the beauty and wellness industries.
The beauty and wellness industries generate over 120 billion packages every year, with most ending up in landfill. Our industry’s packaging is too small, too flexible, or made of too many materials to be traditionally recycled. That’s where we come in.
Pact’s In-Store Collection Program provides a convenient way for retailers to help their customers properly discard their hard-to-recycle packaging while educating them to make informed, sustainable decisions.
All of the below is Pact-accepted packaging, as long as it’s clean and empty:
- Plastic bottles + jars smaller than a fist
- Plastic + aluminum squeezable tubes
- Ceramic + porcelain containers
- Colored glass bottles + jars
- Caps + closures
- Pumps + dispensers
- Droppers + applicators
- Compacts + palettes
- Lipstick/lip gloss tubes + applicators
- Mascara tubes + wands
- Plastic pencil components for eye/lip liner + brow pencils
- Toothpaste tubes + dental floss containers
- Silicone containers
What packaging should I recycle at home?
- Plastic containers #1, 2 and 5 ( when LARGER than a yogurt cup/fist)
- Stainless steel or aluminum
- Clear or frosted glass jars and bottles
- Cardboard & paper
What packaging goes in the trash?
- Plastic containers #3, #4, #6 and #7 ( when LARGER than 2" x 2" or a yogurt cup/fist)
- Broken glass
- Aerosol cans
- Sponges + Brushes
- Single-use wipes
- Nail polish + remover
What if the package says it is “compostable” or “biodegradable?”
- If you have backyard compost and it says “backyard compost OK,” toss it in your home compost (and give yourself a pat on the back, composting is the best!).
- If it is “industrial” compostable, you’ll need access to an industrial composting facility through your city or another program. You might want to check with your composter to see if they accept compostable packaging and single-use items (like takeout containers).
- If you do not have access to compost, it goes in the trash.
- Biodegradable material is good if the package gets into the environment. But it is not going to turn into the soil in the landfill. "