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Key To Successful Recycling: Knowing Which Items Go Where

Pile of bottles and jars
Written by Patti Foley

Recycling is certainly one of those 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) that gives us a bit of power to minimize what heads to our growing landfill sites.

Yet sometimes things that can be recycled are not. We are not always sure about whether the item is recyclable or about some other aspect such as whether or not the lid needs to be separated first.

Residents of Peel Region can check this handy list to know how to sort your waste.

How about other items like hazardous waste or tires? You can use this waste sorter to find out if a specific item is accepted at a Community Recycling Centre (CRC) and how to prepare items for safe disposal.

In Caledon there are CRCs at 109 Industrial Road in Bolton and at 1795 Quarry Drive in northwest Caledon. For information about the services available at each CRC location, check peelregion.ca/waste/community-recycling-centres.

 

About the author

Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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