FAQ 2018-07-31T13:38:00+00:00

Why recycle?

There are many benefits to recycling—at home, in the community and at work. How we handle waste is serious business and it’s everyone’s responsibility. Appleton Waste Services’ goal is to send no waste to landfill that can be recovered. The best way to achieve this is for everyone to create less waste and recycle as much as we can.

There are many benefits of choosing to recycle, including those listed below.

  • Sending our waste to landfill is a waste of resources and can create problems. For example, organic waste sent to landfill produces methane—a potent greenhouse gas.
  • Making new products and packaging from recycled materials uses fewer natural resources. It also encourages innovation and creates new jobs in the recycling industry.
  • Less waste means reduced need to extract, refine and process raw materials, which in turn reduces water and air pollution and protect natural habitats.

What can I recycle?

We need your help to achieve high recycling rates, so it’s important to know what you can and can’t place in your recycling bin.
Stay tuned for our reference guide to waste and recycling.

Not recycling properly contaminates the recycling stream, which causes problems for our recycling processing operations. It also reduces efficiency and results in more waste ending up in our landfills.

How much can our Waste Transfer Station process?

The Appleton Waste Services WTS can process more than 200 tonnes of construction debris and remnant material per day, up to 1400 tonnes each week.  All customers benefit from the ease of placing all their construction waste in one container and the confidence that the Centre will sort and reclaim materials, diverting up to 60,000 tonnes a year of waste from landfills.

How much of that can be recovered?

Our goal is to recover or recycle a minimum of 80% of the construction materials delivered for processing.

Where does my recycling go?

The contents that cannot be recycled for re-use are loaded into our our vehicles and taken to municipal solid waste landfills and construction/demolition landfills – representing the most cost effective, environmentally safe methodology for the ultimate disposal of non-recycleable solid waste available today. We utilize exclusively, landfills that meet the stringent province-specific requirements. Each one is expertly engineered and managed to protect the environment and serve the community as a responsible neighbor.collected from your bin are sent to our Materials Recovery Facility.

How can my business, school or event improve waste management?

Appleton Waste Services has programs available for businesses, schools and events to improve waste management:

Click here to learn more.