Separating garbage

How to Sort Out What’s Recyclable and What’s Not

There’s a Herby Curby in front of practically every home and business in Windsor. Including yours. But do you always know which items belong in the recycling bin and which ones don’t? If you’ve been relying on the Windsor garbage collection service to sort it out for you, then keep reading below to find out precisely what’s recyclable and what’s not.

Items that Can Ce Recycled

Whether you’re disposing of everyday recyclables in your Herby Curby or you need a bin rental to handle a big job, it’s important to know which materials can be recycled in Windsor and which ones can’t. Common recyclables that can be picked up on garbage collection days are:
  • Aluminum products like cans, loose sheets, trays and pie plates 
  • Cardboard
  • Clear plastic containers, cups, baskets, etc. 
  • Glass bottles and jars 
  • Magazines
  • Metals
  • Mixed paper 
  • Newspapers
  • Plastic bags like grocery bags, sandwich bags and bread bags
  • Plastic bottles from pop, water, juice, fabric softeners and detergents (not lids)
  • Plastic tubs and lids like margarine, sour cream, yogurt, ice cream, and dip tubs
  • Other plastics 
  • Tetra Paks like milk, juice, broth and soup cartons
  • White foam polystyrene products like egg cartons and meat trays
Make sure that all items are clean and free from contaminants before placing in your bins.


Items that Don’t Go in the Recycling Bin

There are a number of items that you can’t recycle in your Herby Curby but will instead need to be placed in your garbage collection bin or collected and brought to a waste management centre. If you have a large volume of waste to dispose of, consider a garbage bin rental for items such as:
  • Cardboard 
  • Concrete
  • Metal
  • Wood
All items must be clean and free of contaminants. Windsor Disposal Services will accept all of your solid, non-hazardous waste. Hazardous waste materials that cannot be accepted include:
  • Acids and solvents
  • Auto fluids
  • Drain cleaners
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Oils of any kind
  • Paints, varnishes and stains
  • Pesticides
  • Propane tanks
  • Thermometers 

Inquire About a Garbage Bin Rental in Windsor

If you have a large construction or renovation project, bin rental can ensure your worksite is clean, safe and free of debris. You’ll save money by avoiding landfill disposal fees, save time and help save the environment as well. We offer residential, commercial, industrial and municipal volume garbage collection services and garbage bin rental to Windsor and the surrounding areas. Contact us to request a quote, or visit our indoor landfill today.