North York Ontario Recycling at Bottle Depots

Recycling is not just good for the environment, but you could even make some extra money. Re-use and Recycle - scrap for cash! The government requires that many consumer containers be recyclable, and still others re-useable. To prevent wasting re-useable containers, manufacturers and retailers may charge a deposit on the containers when you buy the products inside. These deposits are returned when customers return the containers.

Recyclable containers in Ontario with a deposit include:

  • Aluminium beer cans (Canadian brands only). Return to the Beer Store for $.10/can refund.
  • Beer Bottles (Canadian brands only). Return to the Beer Store for $.10/can refund
  • Refillable soft drink ontainers. Return to retailer for $.40/bottle refund.

Scrap metal dealers will accept certain types of recyclable metals in sufficient quantities. Some schools even save their empty aluminum beverage cans, and sell them to scrap dealers as a fundraising initiative. The following businesses in the NorthYork area buy scrap metal:

Blue Box Recycling
Residents are required to place garbage, recyclables and yard waste at curbside on their collection day by 7 a.m. to ensure collection. Collection trucks will not be sent back into areas where these materials have been placed out late. Please call 905-791-9499 for more information about North York's Waste Management programs.

  • Aluminum - cans, wrap, pie plates, lawn chair frames, toboggans
  • Corrugated cardboard - (cut or folded into a manageable size)
  • box board - cereal boxes, etc. (flattened). No waxed milk cartons, please!
  • Glass - all kinds (rinsed, not broken)
  • Plastic containers
  • Tetrapaks

Over 500 million containers are returned each year, which is about 80 - 90 per cent of all those containers manufactured and sold. Of course, many of the balance are accounted for by the "blue box" program and are recycled, so our land fills are not burdened with unnecessary waste materials.

Access Waste Management Inc - 905-405-0533 Malton, ON

Ram Iron & Metal Inc - 416-630-4545 60 Ashwarren Road, North York, ON M3J 1Z5

Arlen Recycling Inc - 416-967-0052 420 Flint Road, North York, ON M3J 2J4

Como Trucking & Excavating - 416-252-6641 4 Grand Avenue, Etobicoke, ON M8Y 2Y5

The Battery Broker - 416-762-2434 3471 Dundas Street West, York, ON M6S 2S5

Computation Computer Recycling - 416-910-4358 2444 Bloor Street West, York, ON M6S 1R2

Scrap To Go - 416-759-3053 186 Bartley Drive, North York, ON M4A 1E1

Ontario Federation For Cerebral Palsy Household Pickup - 416-244-0899 1630 Lawrence Avenue West, North York, ON M6L 1C5

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