What can I recycle?

Recycling comes in many different forms, from cardboard and paper to television sets, batteries and tires. The point of Recycling is help the environment and to extend the life of the waste cell at the Evergreen Environmental Technologies site.

Every type of recycling comes with its own set of recycling guidelines. Recycling done improperly will be destroyed. It is important to recycle, but it is important to recycle properly.

The following is a guideline for curb side pickup and depot drop off recycling.

Cardboard – boxes – remove Styrofoam and plastic packaging (These are not recyclable at this time).
Box board – cereal boxes, Kleenex boxes, etc. – remove inner plastic liner.
Paper – Newsprint, catalogues, soft covered books (hard covered books remove cover), envelopes, etc. (Wrapping paper is not recyclable)
Plastic – look on the bottom of the container for the recycle symbol with the following numbers 1,2,4,5 and 7. Please clean containers.
Aluminum – Pop, alcohol cans etc. Cans should be empty
Tin/Cans – soup, food cans etc. Labels can remain on. Please give containers a quick rinse.

The following is a guideline for items not included in a recycling program, please place these items in trash containers.

  • Diapers
  • Styrofoam eggs cartons
  • Fish tanks
  • Windows
  • Plastic film wraps (saran)
  • Grocery bags (check with local stores)

The following items can be recycled; however these items must be dropped off at Evergreen Environmental Technologies and not included in your curb side recycledepot drop off.

Automotive Batteries – Please let scale attendant know how many you have.

Agricultural herbicide and Pesticide Containers – Evergreen Environmental Technologies is a depot for Clean Farms. Herbicide and Pesticide containers must be triple rinsed with caps and booklets removed.

Cloth Material – See page “What’s New” used boot, one sock with a hole, clothing, clothing accessories, bedding, old towels, and blankets

Electronic Waste – Evergreen Environmental technologies is a depot for EPRA Manitoba. Electronic waste such as televisions, microwaves, stereos, cell phones, computers, printers, one time use or rechargeable batteries are some items collected. For a complete list of items please contact EPRA. Please inform scale attendant that you would like to drop off these items.

Freon Containing appliances – Fridges, Freezers, water coolers, de-humidifiers are collected at Evergreen Environmental Technologies. Evergreen Environmental Technologies will remove the Freon from the appliance. Please remove all food items from freezers and fridges. Please let scale attendant know when you have these items. These items DO NOT go to the metal pile.

Florescent light bulbs – Compact bulbs and Tubes are accepted at Evergreen Environmental Technologies. Please do not put in with household trash. Broken curly bulbs can be accepted if placed in a zip lock bag. Do not tape tubes tightly together. For more information please contact Product Care. Please let scale attendant know when you are dropping off florescent light fixtures. Evergreen Environmental Technologies employees will remove the ballasts for proper disposal.

Glass – Only bottles and jars are recyclable. Please do not place in with household recyclables. Glass is collected separately. Car windshields, toilets, mirrors, fish tanks and dishes are not recyclable. Lights bulbs are not recyclable glass, please see florescent light bulbs. Check with your local municipal offices in regards to glass pickup or drop off in your area.

Household Batteries – Household batteries can be as small as hearing aid batteries to as large as power tool rechargeable batteries. We accept single use and rechargeable batteries. Please let scale attendant know so the batteries can be handled properly. For more information about recycling household batteries contact call2recycle.

Mercury Devices – Some Mercury devices include thermostats and smoke detectors. Place items in a plastic Ziploc bag and let scale attendant know. Please do not break. For more information regarding recycling mercury devices contact HRAI.

Paint and aerosol paint cans – Evergreen is a regional depot for the collection of used paint. This means you can drop off your partially filled paint containers and aerosol paint cans. For more information on this program please check with Product Care.

Household aerosol cans – You can drop off your household aerosol cans at Evergreen Environmental Technologies. These items can include household products such as room air fresheners, furniture polish, cooking spays, food products and so on. Please let scale attendant know you have these products for proper disposal. For more information of other products please contact Product Care.

Scrap Metal – Stoves, washers, dryers and bed frames are some of the metal items collected at the Evergreen Environmental Technologies. Please let the scale attendant know when you have these items. Derelict vehicles are not allowed on site. Propane tanks, computer related products, Freon devices,
microwaves, batteries, ballasts, paint tins or household trash DO NOT go into the metal pile. If you have these items let scale attendant know for proper disposal directions.

Propane, butane, insulation and helium tanks – Evergreen Environmental Technologies accepts large barbeque tanks down to small green camp stove propane tanks for recycling; butane; helium and 2-Part insulation tanks. Please let scale attendant know for disposal directions. Do not put in metal pile! For more information contact Product Care.

Used Oil / Oil Jugs / Oil Pails / Oil Filters / Anti-Freeze – Please let scale attendant know if you have these items. If you are dropping off used oil the attendant will have you sign for disposal. To do that you will need to enter your name, vehicle license number and quantity of used oil being dropped
off. For more information please contact MARRC.

Used Cooking Oil – Evergreen Environmental Technologies collects and recycles used cooking oil. If you are dropping off used cooking oil please let scale
attendant know when you have used cooking oil.

Wood and Wood Products – Any wood or faux wood products can be disposed of at Evergreen Environmental Technologies. These products are processed by a Rotochopper which chops the wood into chips. For the safety of employees, Evergreen Environmental Technologies asks your help in not placing wood with iron, rebar, steel or wire attached to it in the wood pile. Please no garbage placed in pile. Nails, screws and small cabinet hinges can be safely chopped.

Tires – All types and sizes of tires may be dropped off at Evergreen Environmental Technologies. Please let scale attendant know how many tires you are dropping off. Tires can be on rims. For more information regarding tire recycling contact Tire Stewardship Manitoba.

Baler Twine, Bale Wrap, Grain bags – Evergreen Environmental Technologies has bags for all three disposals. Please contact Evergreen Environmental Technologies for free recycle collection bags.

Ballasts – Florescent fixtures can be dropped off at Evergreen Environmental Technologies. Evergreen will remove the ballasts for proper disposal. For more information please contact Product Care.

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