The Town of Milton is a member of the Halton Region and therefore is under their jurisdiction for recycling and waste removal. In the Halton region all recyclables are collected weekly in the Blue Box provided for you. It's important to keep in mind that any recyclables placed in plastic bags, cardboard boxes, milk crates, etc. will not be picked up during the scheduled time. Only those placed within the Blue Box will be collected.
Any organics that you have should be placed in the green bin provided for you. Keep in mind that it's much easier to organize these materials if you separate as you go rather than once your waste is completely full. Below you'll find a great list of what types of items are accepted in the Blue Box recycling removal program for the Milton area. If you're still unsure of where you should be properly disposing of a certain type of waste, you can visit this page and use their search form at the bottom.
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Most common recyclable items are accepted by the town of Milton, which means that most paper, plastic, glass, and metal products are able to be picked up curbside. Here's a more detailed list of what you should be recycling. Remember to always put these items in your Blue Box and not in any other form of container!
Cartons & Drink Boxes
Ice cream containers
Polycoat (milk cartons)
Tetra Paks (juice boxes)
Bottles and jars (any color)
Aluminum (foil and pie plates)
Paint cans (empty and dry)
Steel cans (soup and tuna)
Bottles and containers (all numbers)
Medicine bottles (nonprescription)
Plant pots, trays, and flats
Tubs and lids from food containers
Books (hard covers removed)
Calendars (spiral removed)
Envelopes (including window envelopes)
Cigarette packages (foil inserts removed)
Gift bags (rope removed)
Gift wrap (non-metallic)
Newspapers and flyers
Shredded paper (in a separate blue plastic bag)
Toilet paper rolls
If you're a member of a business in the Milton area click here to learn about how we can help you with your recycling services.
What about organics?
One question you may be having is, what is organic recycling? If you've never participated in organic recycling before it may be a little confusing at first. Here's a great video that should help you to understand the process:
The Halton Region provides its residents not only with recycling pickup, but organic pickup as well! All of your organic waste should be placed into the green bin that will be provided. Here's a list of what type of items you should be placing in your green organic bins.
Coffee filters and grounds
Cooking oils (solidified)
Eggs and eggshells
Nuts and seeds
Sugar and spices
Any fruit byproduct
Houseplants and flowers (including dried flowers)
Meat and fish including:
Pet waste (no plastic bags except those with
the certified compostable logo)
Vegetables (no elastics)
Corn cobs and husks
Pumpkins (in pieces)
Paper heavily soiled with food (plates,muffin cups)
Sawdust (no wood pieces or pressure treated wood)
If you're a member of a business in the Milton area click here to learn about how we can help you with your organic/compost services.
Recycling for Businesses, Organizations, Institutions, and Apartments
Commercial entities such as businesses, organizations, institutions, and apartment buildings are responsible for their own waste removal needs. Panda Environmental works with those commercial entities to provide effective and efficient waste management services. Contact your waste removal provider to learn more about recycling with them. Recycling can decrease your waste removal costs from those incurred by simply throwing everything in the trash. Visit our recycling page to learn more.
For more information call 1-800-745-4140 or contact us for a quote today.