Waste recycling for businesses
Blue box collection:
Region of Waterloo businesses are eligible to receive blue box recycling collection only if the business is located on an existing municipal curbside collection route. Businesses not meeting this criteria must hire their own contractors for recycling collection. To determine if your business is eligible for Regional recycling collection, please e-mail or call the Waste Management Division at 519-883-5100.
There is a maximum of three blue boxes and three bundles of corrugated cardboard allowed per eligible business. Note: corrugated cardboard must be broken down to no larger than 75 cm x 75 cm x 20 cm (30"x30"x8") and tied.
Businesses interested in recycling electronic equipment should refer to the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) program.
Businesses seeking assistance with diversion
Corrugated Cardboard Recycling:
Contact your current waste hauler or refer to the Yellow Pages of the telephone book.
Tire and Wooden Pallet Recycling:
For a summary of local tire and pallet recyclers, please call Waste Management at 519 883-5100 or refer to the Yellow Pages of the telephone book.
Electronic Waste Recycling:
For a list of companies that can handle the volume of electronic waste produced by businesses, visit our Workplace Waste Reduction and Recycling Directory.
Workplace Waste Reduction and Recycling Directory
The Workplace Waste Reduction and Recycling Directory has been provided by the Region of Waterloo to help industries, commercial businesses and institutions divert waste and recyclables from landfill. This directory lists companies (many of them local) who either provide waste management services and/or accept materials which may otherwise be landfilled.
The following has been provided for information only. The Region of Waterloo does not recommend, endorse, or guarantee the service of any company listed. Contact and business information for the companies listed may change from time to time.
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Thank you for continuing to make our community a leader in environmental management!
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Businesses seeking assistance in diverting their recyclable material should contact their current waste hauler.
In addition to asking companies about costs of services or materials handled, quantities of materials accepted, timing and other logistics, here are a few other items to consider:
Environmental impacts and practices of their business. For instance, ensure the company is recycling and recovering materials in an environmentally-responsible way;
References. Find out the experiences of current and past customers;
Qualifications. Review copies of relevant licenses, Certificates of Approval, training, policies, and emergency response procedures;
Tour the facility. Get a first hand look of their operation.
Waste reduction consulting services
Staff are available to assist Region of Waterloo businesses with any environmental or regulatory concerns they may have. If we cannot help you directly, we can refer you to the appropriate agency or contacts. Call 519-883-5100 to speak to our Projects Manager or contact us via e-mail for more information.
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