Recycling

COVID-19 Update, March 26, 10:14 p.m.

City Landfills Temporarily Closed to Public to Support Social (Physical) Distancing

It was necessary to temporarily close the City Landfill sites to the general public to protect the health and safety of residents and staff. This decision was made upon consultation with Public Health Sudbury & Districts, and their recommendation to close landfill sites. The landfills saw over 3,800 visits from residents in the last week and this created a situation where social (physical) distancing was not manageable despite attempts by staff to ensure safety of all visitors. We strongly believe that it is our role to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 in the community, and must take necessary steps to ensure we are doing everything we can to address this. Many options are available to residents and we've implemented an increase of the garbage bag limit to four. Please click here for some FAQs or call 311 to inquire about available options.

To assist residents with the closures of these facilities, the residential garbage bag limit has been temporarily increased to four bags, effective immediately. Blue Box recycling, Green Cart organics and leaf and yard trimmings residential roadside collection remains unlimited. Residents without roadside pickup service, who use drop-off sites for disposal, are unaffected by these closures.

 

Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Depot drop off days scheduled to be open on Saturdays in April will be suspended until further notice. Please use the Toxic Taxi service for pickup of these items. Please note that due to an increase in requests, wait times for pickup may be longer than usual.
https://www.greatersudbury.ca/live/garbage-and-recycling/household-hazardous-waste/toxic-taxi/.

Large Furniture, Appliances and Electronic pickup

The City offers roadside collection of certain large furniture, appliances and electronics items. Please note that due to an increase in requests, wait times for pickup may be longer than usual. For more information on eligible items or to schedule pickup, visit https://www.greatersudbury.ca/live/garbage-and-recycling/furniture-and-appliances/.

Residents are encouraged to defer requests for scheduled pickup of non-essential household hazardous waste and large furniture, appliances and electronic items pickups if possible. 

Residents experiencing unusual or challenging situations as a result of the Landfill and Transfer site closures can call 311 to discuss available options.  

Landfill sites will be accessible to commercial, industrial, and City and contracted residential roadside waste service vehicles only. 


 

Recycling

Find Out What's Recyclable

Read our Recycling info sheet (PDF, 158 KB) and use our Waste Wise tool to help you figure out what can be recycled. For more information, contact the City at 311.

The following types of items are recyclable:

  • Aseptic and polycoat containers (juice boxes/milk cartons)
  • Cardboard and boxboard (remove all plastics and flatten to 30"x 30") 
  • Clear and coloured glass containers (no broken glass)
  • Disposable aluminum foil, plates and trays
  • Metal and cardboard food and beverage cans (tuna, juice cans)
  • Paint and stain cans that are empty and dry (lids removed)
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Plastic containers #1, 2, 4, 5 and 6. (Number 3 and 7 plastics and plastics without numbers are not recyclable)
  • Rigid foam packing and containers #6 (no foam peanuts or flex foam)
  • Non-treated paper bags/gift bags (remove strings/hard plastic handles)
  • Plastic bags (no zippers and remove paper receipts). Place all plastic bags in one bag, tie and place inside the Blue Box.
  • Paper, books, magazines

Rinse and place items in the Blue Box loosely

Do not bag recyclables. The two exceptions are shredded paper, and styrofoam. These items can be placed separately in clear plastic bags. 

Recyclable items.

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