Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Canadians produce a total of more than 31 million tonnes of household waste each year. Make responsible choices. Don't trash it until you've tried to reduce, reuse or recycle it.

Read our tips on reducing, reusing and recycling (PDF, 49 KB).

Reuse Store

The Sudbury Landfill has a Reuse Store on site. The hours of operation are Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The landfill site operator pulls out reusable items that can be purchased for reasonable rates.

Items include: children’s toys, lawn furniture, sporting goods, luggage, lawn mowers, bicycles, counter tops, sinks, doors and more. Only the landfill site operator is allowed to salvage items. Scavenging is not permitted.

Certain items may not be salvaged due to various programs. For example appliances must have old and inefficient energy units removed and some electronic waste must be stored quickly to meet the Ontario Electronic Stewardship guidelines.

Other Recycling Opportunities

Recycle your natural wine corks!

If you have 15lbs of natural cork or more, you can ship it directly to ReCORK, free of charge! Package your cork in a used cardboard box and email them at with the approximate weight and dimensions of the box to receive a pre-paid shipping label. See the ReCORK website for details.

Recycle with TerraCycle

TerraCycle offers a variety of recycling programs to consumers and businesses. See the TerraCycle website for details.