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Government Municipal Services Public Works Waste Management Diversion

Recycling

Curbside Recycling Pickup
Curbside recycling pickup is available to residential users within the community and takes place on the last Thursday of each month. There is no fee involved, however, as outlined below, please adhere to what the town can and cannot recycle.

At present, there is no curbside collection of recyclables for businesses.

 

Landfill Drop-off

A recycling depot is made available at the landfill and will accept all recyclable material free of charge from businesses and residents. Rules and requirements for the recycling program extended to both businesses and residents, however, if businesses bring a large load of recyclables to the landfill, we ask that your staff also assist with loading those recyclables into the trailers.

 

Recyclables

The following is an outline of what can and cannot be recycled by the Township of Terrace Bay.

If you have any questions, please contact the Township of Terrace Bay at: info@terracebay.ca or (807) 825-3315.

 

Containers

Are to be cleaned and contained within a clear bag.

The following containers are recyclable:

Product: Requirement(s):
• Cans Aluminum and metal; crushed (if possible)
• Aluminum foil wrap & trays Cleaned and crumpled
• Gable top cartons Flattened
• Juice boxes Flattened and without the straws
• Plastic containers All #1 and #2s (look for the symbol on the bottom); crushed (if possible)

 

Paper Products

Are to be uncrumpled, dry and contained within a clear bag.

The following paper products are recyclable:

Product: Requirement(s):
• Newspaper
• Flyers & junk mail
• Magazines
• Soft cover books
• Fine paper
• Paper egg cartons
• Boxboard (E.g. cereal boxes, frozen food boxes, etc.)

 

Cardboard
Is to be dry, flattened & bundled with string or twine at a maximum of 3 ft. x 2 ft. x 1ft.

 

Non-Recyclables

These items are to be either placed in the garbage or recycled using alternative recycling methods.

The following containers/products are non-recyclable:

  • Any type of plastic bag
  • Straws
  • Tupperware
  • Styrofoam
  • Glass
  • Aerosols
  • Plastic bottle caps

 

Electronic Waste (E-Waste)

An electronics waste recycling program is available at the landfill and will accept electronic items—with the exception of those containing mercury—free of charge from both businesses and residents.

The following electronic materials are recyclable:

• Amplifiers • Cellphones • Laptops • Scanners • Video Players & Projectors
• Answering Machines • Computers • Mice • Speakers • Video Recorders
• Audio/Visual Players and Recorders • Copiers • Monitors • Telephones
• Cables • Fax Machines • Printers • Tuners
• Cameras • Keyboards • Radios/Receivers • Turntables

Electronics are not to be included with recycling for curbside pick-up.

For more information on electronic waste recycling, please visit: recycleyourelectronics.ca.

 

Scrap Metal

A scrap metal collection program is operating at the landfill and will accept any and all forms of scrap metal, appliances and metal-based items from all businesses and residents at a cost (Landfill Site Passes). Please note that on-site attendants have the final say for what will or will not be accepted as “scrap metal.”

Landfill Site Passes must be purchased at the Terrace Bay Community Centre Office; passes are not available for purchase at the landfill.

Costs for collection of scrap metal are as follows:

Punches/Description
Fee
2 punches - cars: 1/2 ton truck with equivalent of 5 or less garbage bags; access with no disposal
$4.00
4 punches - 1/2 ton truck with equivalent of more than 5 garbage bags or construction waste
$8.00
12 punches - trucks over 1 ton, up to and including single axle dump truck
$24.00
100 punches - Tandem or tri-axle trucks
$200.00
50 punches - licensed sewage disposal trucks (to be dumped in appropriate drying bed)
$100.00
300 punches - Tandem or tri-axle trucks with fuel contaminated soil (approx. 18 tonnes)
$600.00
Admin. fee for direct billing per invoice
$35.00
Derelict Vehicles
$50.00
Card
Price
6 punches
$12.00
12 punches
$24.00
25 punches
$50.00

 

Tires

The Township is registered with Ontario Tire Stewardship and accepts tires from most passenger (on and off-road), industrial and agricultural vehicles at the landfill. There is no charge for drop-off, provided that the tires are without rims.

Landfill Site Passes are available for purchase at the Terrace Bay Community Centre Office. Costs for tires with rims are as follows:

Punches/Description
Fee
Tires without rims
FREE
2 punches - car and light truck tires
$4.00
10 punches - large truck tires
$20.00
20 punches - tractor/heavy equipment tires
$40.00
Card
Price
6 punches
$12.00
12 punches
$24.00
25 punches
$50.00

For information on tire recycling, please visit: www.rethinktires.ca.