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In this article, we will discuss Milton recycling services, and what you need to be aware of as a resident or a business owner.


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


Here, we'll go over what to recycle and when, as well as the particulars of commercial vs residential recycling services. Now, let's take a closer look at how it all works!



Milton Recycling Services: What to Recycle, Collection Schedules & More

What Can Be Recycled in Milton?


Here's what you can include in your blue bin on collection day in Milton:

  • 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)

Unacceptable materials include styrofoam, coffee cups, paper towels, shredded paper, and coffee pods.


Milton Recycling Instructions


Halton Region offers the following specific instructions for your recyclables:

  • Put your recycling out by 7 a.m. and no earlier than 5 p.m. the evening before your collection day
  • 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 that can be placed for collection
  • You can mix all recyclable material into the same Blue Box or clear plastic bag
  • Corrugated cardboard is to be tied in bundles no larger than 4 ft x 4 ft x 1 ft (120cm x 120 cm x 30 cm)
  • Bundle all plastic bags and plastic overwrap in one plastic bag and tie shut
  • Plastic, glass, and metal materials must be empty, rinsed clean, and dry
  • Paper material with food residue should be placed in the Green Cart


Milton Recycling Collection Schedule


Milton recycling removal is governed by Halton Region. On their website, you will find an interactive recycling collection tool for single-family and townhouse residences. Search for your address to confirm your next waste collection day and what materials are being collected. 


Their interactive tool includes:

  • Waste Collection Calendar Tool: View, download, and print your calendar using your address
  • Weekly reminders: Email, phone, or Twitter
  • Add a schedule to your personal calendar: iCal, Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook
  • Put Waste In Its Place Tool: Search your item for disposal directions


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Milton Waste and Recycling Collection Schedule For Commercial Buildings

Unlike most other municipalities, Halton Region does provide recycling 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, however, hire a private waste management company for some essential services to better fit your needs and schedule.


Business Improvement Area (BIA) Recycling Collection


In 2016, Halton Region introduced the Wheeled Cart Collection program for Milton recycling and garbage in 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
  • Blue Carts for recyclable material - include only the same materials mentioned above



There are Milton recycling services for your business if it's inside an improvement area



Milton Recycling Collection 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 locations with Monday collection, please place waste at the curb by 9 a.m.
  • Each location should have 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 a Wheeled Cart, 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


Assess your waste needs and determine whether it's better to go with a private company



Additional Tips For Business and Commercial Recycling 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 snowbanks.
  • 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


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.





Trust Panda For Milton Recycling Collection


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. 


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