Construction and Renovation
COVID-19 Update – June 11, 2021
As of Friday, June 11, Greater Sudbury will enter step one of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen. The roadmap outlines a three-step plan to safely and gradually ease public health measures and reopen the province.
The front counter at the Recycling Centre will reopen on June 11 for the purchase of backyard composters, kitchen collectors and Big Blues. The counter will be open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon.
Blue boxes and green carts will continue to be available for home delivery by placing an order through the Waste Wise app, online at www.greatersudbury.ca/wastewise or by contacting 311 by phone or Live Web Chat (311.greatersudbury.ca).
The Reuse Center at the Sudbury Landfill will reopen on Saturday, June 12. The Household Hazardous Waste Depot will reopen for scheduled drop-off days beginning July 10. The schedule for drop-off days can be accessed through Waste Wise or by contacting 311. The Toxic Taxi will continue to operate for contactless home collection of residential household hazardous waste. To make an appointment, residents can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-560-9019.
Landfill sites remain open with limited capacity. Reuse centres at landfill sites are closed. Residents should be prepared for longer than usual wait times. The City has set up a live camera at the Sudbury landfill site so that residents can see how busy it is before they make the trip. The live feed is available at www.greatersudbury.ca/landfill-livestream.
If you are building or renovating, you will likely end up with materials that you are unsure of how to dispose such as leftover lumber, scrap metal, sod or soil, counter tops, cabinets, and other.
Use our Waste Wise tool to find out how to dispose of your materials. Just type in your item and it will tell you what to do with it.
Generally, most construction and renovation materials are not able to be picked up roadside and will need to be delivered to a landfill and waste diversion site. Check the waste wizard app to make sure.
Our landfill sites have diversion areas where materials can be salvaged and recycled. Make sure you place your materials in the appropriate diversion area of the landfill.
How to reduce construction waste
- Plan ahead. Make a detailed material list with correct lengths for framing lumber, drywall, moulding, etc.
- Reduce scraps by checking measurements before cutting materials.
- Use leftover insulation from outside walls for soundproofing interior walls.
- Avoid over packaging. Buy nails and screws in bulk.
- Buy materials made with recycled content.
- Before demolishing anything, identify materials that can be reused by yourself or someone else.
- Recycle as many materials as you can, including clean drywall, cardboard packaging, scrap metals and appliances.
- Buy already used materials from salvage or re-use companies (for example used bricks for patios).
- Make sure you can return complete, unused materials to the building supply outlet.