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In this article, we will discuss commercial waste collection Milton. What follows is what you need to know as a commercial building owner or business manager.


Panda Environmental has been a leader in responsible waste management and recycling solutions across Ontario for over 15 years. We are able to service all of your waste and recycling handling needs, including hazardous waste. Contact us today for more information.


Let's now learn more about Milton waste collection for commercial building owners or managers.




Commercial Waste Collection Milton


Milton Waste and Recycling Collection Schedule For Commercial Buildings


Unlike most other municipalities, Halton Region does provide waste collection for large dwelling units (ie: apartments and condominiums), businesses and commercial buildings. If you are a landlord, property manager, or business owner, you can still, however, hire a private waste management company for some essential services. Working with a private waste management company will often better fit your unique needs and schedule.



Business Improvement Area Commercial Waste Collection Milton


In 2016, Halton Region introduced the Wheeled Cart Collection program for garbage and recycling for Business Improvement Areas, including downtown Milton. This program was designed to minimize litter and improve collection efficiency in the downtown core.


Here's how it works:

  • Tuesday and Friday collection (twice per week)
  • Each location should have 360 litre, 240 litre, or two 120 litre Wheeled Carts
  • Black Carts for garbage
  • Blue Carts for recyclable material

In the event of holiday Mondays, waste will be collected one day later.


What Can Go In Blue Bins?

  • Plastic bags (clean, dry and empty)
  • Plastic overwrap (clean, dry and empty)
  • Metal pots, pans and baking sheets
  • Disposable, rigid plastic containers & packaging
  • Plastic plates, cups & coffee lids (no cutlery)
  • Plastic food & beverage containers
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic plant pots and trays
  • Boxed beverage containers (Tetra Paks, milk & juice cartons)

Place recyclables in a Blue Box or clear plastic bag only.


Recyclables in cardboard boxes, grocery bins, laundry baskets or garbage cans will not be collected. 


There is no limit to how many Blue Boxes or clear plastic bags of recyclable material can be placed for collection.


What Goes In Black Carts?

  • Plastic cutlery, stir sticks, straws and bottle caps
  • Snack bags, wrappers and cookie bags
  • Gift wrap, ribbons and bows
  • Blister packs
  • Food waste *
  • Paper cups *
  • Plastic baggies, food wrap and bubble wrap
  • Ceramics and light bulb
  • Pet waste 
  • Styrofoam
  • Pens, pencils and markers
  • Shredded paper *


*Note: Residents in single-family households and multi-residence units can place these items in the Green Cart. At business and commercial locations, these items should be placed in the Black Cart.



Commercial Waste Collection Milton For Buildings Outside The BIA


Both garbage and recycling are collected once per week on your commercial building's collection day, which will be assigned by the Region. 


Here are some general guidelines:

  • For commercial waste locations with Monday collection, please place waste at the curb by 9 a.m.
  • Each location should have two 360 litre Black Wheeled Carts for garbage and one 360 litre Blue Wheeled Cart for recyclables
  • Remove empty carts from the curbside as soon as possible following collection.


Wheeled Cart program information


If you wish to order a Wheeled Cart or need a replacement, please contact Halton Region by emailing or calling 311.


Once you have one, further instructions include:

  • Carts must be placed at the curb for collection.
  • Garbage must be placed in bags inside the cart.
  • Recyclables can be mixed and placed in the same Blue Cart.
  • Keep carts clean or contact Halton Region for information on cart cleaning services.
  • Carts may be shared with adjoining units.
  • Rinse all containers and plastic bags. Ensure they are clean, dry and empty.
  • Papers can be bundled and tied, or placed loosely in the Blue Cart, but not in plastic bags.
  • Only regular household and office-related garbage will be collected. No manufacturing waste.
  • Bulk items (i.e., more than 23 kg and/or will not fit into a closed Black Cart) will not be collected.


Make sure you're on top of your commercial waste schedule



Tips For Business and Commercial Waste Collection:

  • Place your waste at the curb by 7 a.m. (9 a.m. Mondays) the morning of your collection day or no earlier than 5 p.m. the evening before.
  • Don’t overfill your cart and keep the lid closed. Ensure all items are securely inside the cart.
  • During the winter, ensure materials are free of snow and ice, and are visible to the collection crew. Do not place materials on top of snow banks.
  • Wrap broken glass and sharp objects in puncture-resistant packaging before putting them in your garbage (e.g., a small, sealed plastic container).
  • Do not put needles, syringes or lancets in the Black Cart or Blue Cart.
  • Do not put hazardous waste such as batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs, paint, chlorine, propane and compressed gas tanks, pesticides or motor oil in your Black Cart or Blue Cart.



Private Commercial Waste Collection


For some commercial building owners and business managers, a private and dependable waste collection provider is the way to go. This route affords you the highest degree of customer service as well as flexibility.


Panda Environmental, for example, provides the following services:

  • Waste Removal: Items that will be taken to the landfill and discarded in the standard manner.
  • Recycling: Reduce your waste removal costs by selling recyclable materials to recycling agencies, or by limiting the amount of waste sent to the landfill.
  • Organic Waste Composting: Includes food scraps, paper, wood chips, or anything else that will break down organically over time. 
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal: This requires specialized waste removal, and must not be combined with general waste (it is illegal to do so). Panda is able to provide full hazardous waste removal solutions and consulting. 

Panda's waste consultants can help you set up a plan for all of the above. They will let you know how your waste removal system can be improved, and give accurate breakdowns of the exact makeup of your waste. 


Additionally, Panda offers select training programs in Transport of Dangerous Goods, Regulation 347 compliance, and HWIN registration. These sessions are tailored to each audience, recognizing the differences in each business, and the duties of each attendant. 


Examples are tailored to show the types of things each company can face at their own facility. Programs are available and training sessions can be held either at your facility or our training facility, depending on group size.


Contact us today to set up an appointment.



Panda Environmental is equipped to handle all waste removal in Milton and surrounding areas



Trust Panda For Commercial Waste Removal In Milton


Panda Environmental offers a wide variety of commercial waste management programs and services. We understand the benefits of proper waste disposal - both at home and in commercial settings. 


Click here to learn more about all of our waste management services in Milton and other Southern Ontario municipalities.


Work with Panda today and you will work with a waste management company that cares about recycling and the environment.


Panda has been a leader in responsible waste management and recycling solutions across Ontario since 1997. We are able to service all of your business' waste and recycling handling needs, including hazardous waste. 


"We've been working with Panda for about 3 years now and they've been great and meeting all our removal needs. Customer service is great and I highly recommend (and have recommended) to anyone in need of their services. We look forward to working with Panda for many years to come."

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