Recycling Info & Spring Clean Up Events
Recycling depots for electronic waste are offered at the 4 municipal landfill sites, through the Municipality's registration with the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (visit www.recycleyourelectronics.ca). The Municipality is also registered as a tire collector with Ontario Tire Stewardship.
Scrap metal and large household appliances are accepted at the municipal landfills. Freon containing appliances require a tag that can be purchased at the municipal offices, for cost recovery of the tendered rate for inspection by a licensed technician.
Alkaline batteries can be recycled at Municipal Libraries throughout Greenstone, via the battery recycling program offered by Raw Materials Company Inc. (Visit www.rawmaterials.com.)
The Municipality has entered into agreement with Stewardship Ontario, the Recycling Council of Ontario , and the Product Care Association to facilitate waste diversion efforts. Check out the Orange Drop Program to find businesses that participate in Return To Retail recycling programs for household hazardous waste.
Medications & Sharps Collection: You can now return unused or expired medications and sharps for free to a pharmacy in your community. For a list of collection locations near you or for more information about the program, CLICK HERE.
Recycling is growing in importance for everyone. In Greenstone, distances to recycling facilities are a challenging factor in expanding our recycling program. In anticipation of upcoming changes to waste diversion methods in Northern Ontario communities, the Municipality is prepared to discuss partnerships that would facilitate full-scale recycling. Municipal waste management licensing and operations are regulated by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. Consultation for future landfill developments is part of the Environmental Assessment Process.
Annual Spring Clean-Up Events:
1) Expanded Residential Curbside Waste Collection
During the week of May 8, 2017 Public Works crews will collect additional household items placed at roadside on the regular garbage collection day.
Please note: All eligible materials shall be placed at curbside prior to 7:30 am on the regular garbage collection day. Various Public Works vehicles will be mobilized to complete the collection by road sections. Once crews have serviced an area the collection period has ended - crews will not return to collect items placed at the curb later in the day.
Restrictions are identified in the Spring Clean Up Program Policy, and include household hazardous waste (eg. paint and fertilizer) and construction waste (shingles, dismantled buildings). Refrigeration appliances must be marked with a Freon Tag available at municipal offices for $50. Various fleet will be utilized to conduct the collection. Alternate service dates are not permitted.
Landfill tipping fees for non-commercial waste are waived for residents during this week.
The municipal depots for Household Hazardous Waste will again be operable during the summer months - watch for advertising.
2) Community Clean-Up Events
May 15 (Geraldton & Beardmore) and May 16 (Longlac & Nakina)
Interested groups and individuals can register to participate in coordinated clean up events by contacting the Administration Office (854-1100). Clean Up tools and refreshments will be provided by the Municipality.