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Greater Toronto Area

161 Bridgeland Avenue
Toronto, ON M6A 1Z1
Tel: (416) 787-5000
Fax: (416) 787-6210

Wellington County and Waterloo Region

235 Curtis Drive
Guelph, ON N1K 1Y3
Tel: (519) 836-1610
Toll Free: 1-877-422-9522
Fax: (519) 836-4531

Barrie & Simcoe County

66 Welham Road
Barrie, ON L4N 8Y4
Tel: (705) 720-6565


306 Lake Avenue North
Hamilton, ON L8E 3A2
Tel: (905) 573-0093

Peel/Halton Region

Orenda Recycling Centre
150 Orenda Road
Brampton, ON, L6W 1W3
Tel: (905) 459-2716
Sales Fax: (905) 452-9786
Office Fax: (905) 459-2606
Operations Fax: (905) 459-9655

Columbus Recycling Centre
6710 Columbus Road
Mississauga, ON L5T 2G1
Tel: (905) 564-6120
Fax: (905) 564-6120

Dixie Recycling Centre
1140 Fewster Drive
Mississauga ON L4W 1A1
Tel: (905) 238-0330
Fax: (905) 238-0744

Wasteco Shredding Division

Tel: (905) 238-0330
Fax: (905) 238-0744

Manufacturing recycled paper produces 74% less air pollution and 35% less water pollution, as well as using 58% less water and 64% less energy than making paper from virgin wood pulp.
1 tonne of recycled paper saves 3700 pounds of lumber and 24,000 gallons of water.
Making one tonne of recycled paper uses only about 60% of the energy needed to make a tonne of virgin paper.
Canadians take home over 55 million plastic shopping bags every WEEK
Recycling plastics and aluminum uses only 5% to 10% as much energy as making new plastic or smelting aluminum.
2/3 of our household waste can be composted.
Canadians produce approximately 7 million tonnes of organic waste each year.
5 billion drink boxes are thrown away each year in North America.
North America has 8% of the world's population, consumes 1/3 of the world's resources and produces almost half of the world's non-organic garbage.
70% of landfill waste could be either reused or recycled.
One liter of oil can contaminate a million liters of ground water.
Recycling glass -- energy savings of 33%
Recycling paper -- energy savings of 64%
Energy savings per tonne of finished plastic bottles is enough to fill a 20-gallon gas tank every week for ten years.
Recycling a glass jar saves enough energy to light a bulb for four hours.
Recycling old corrugated cardboard cuts sulfur dioxide emissions in half and saves 1/4 of the energy used to manufacture it.
Recycling one tonne of paper you save: 17 trees, 6953 gallons of water, 463 gallons of oil, 583 pounds of air pollution.
It takes 95% less energy to produce new aluminum from discarded aluminum pop cans than from raw materials.
Recycling one aluminum can save the amount of energy to light one 100-watt bulb for 20 hours or run a TV for 3 hours.
Approximately 35% of municipal solid waste is packaging.
$1 out of every $10 spent on food goes into packaging.
A 150 pound woman throws away 90,000 pounds of garbage.
The average North American will throw away 600 times their adult weight in garbage over the course of their lifetime.
In our schools alone, the average school-age child produces 40 pounds of garbage from their daily lunch each year.
By the age of 6 months, the average Canadian has consumed the same amount of resources as the average person in the developing world consumes in a lifetime.
-Recycling Council of Ontario
In a lifetime, the average North American will throw away 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage. A 68 kg adult will leave a legacy of 40,825 kg of trash.
Natural Resources Canada
Plastic products contribute 7% by weight and 30% by volume to municipal solid waste.
-Recycling Council of Ontario
Across Canada it costs more than $1.5 billion per year to dispose of garbage.
-Destination Conservation
Presently, 80% of municipal and industrial solid waste in Canada is disposed of by landfilling processes, with the remainder disposed through recycling, resource recovery and incineration. -Government of Canada
In a lifetime, the average North American will throw away 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage. A 68 kg adult will leave a legacy of 40,825 kg of trash.
Natural Resources Canada