In this article, we will take a look at Milton waste collection and what you can expect as a resident and as a business owner.
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Here, we'll go over the weekly collection schedule for Milton residents and commercial building owners or managers, what to do with hazardous waste, and more.
Now, let's take a closer look at Milton waste collection.
Milton waste and recycling removal is governed by Halton Region. On their website, you will find an interactive waste collection calendar tool for single-family and townhouse residences. Search for your address to confirm your next waste collection day and what materials are being collected.
The Green Cart program has been implemented in 300 apartment buildings throughout the region – about 62% of all Halton apartments! To learn more, please call 311 or check out their Waste Diversion Guide for Apartments.
Their interactive tool includes:
Image source: Halton.ca
Halton Region provides residents with a variety of curbside collection services. These services include Blue Box, Green Cart, Garbage, Bulk Waste, and Yard Waste. Here's what you need to know about the Milton waste and recycling collection schedule:
If you have additional waste to be collected, you can tag up to 3 bags to allow a total of 6 bags maximum per collection. The cost is 5 for $10, and you can see where you can pick some up using this interactive map.
As mentioned above, recycling and organic waste are picked up on a weekly basis in Milton. Here's what you can include in each.
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.
These are also emptied on a weekly basis. What can go in?
Wooden popsicle sticks
Sawdust and wood ashes (in paper bags)
Your cart can be lined with any of the following: Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)-certified bags (see logo below), paper towels, newspaper or flyers, cardboard or paper bags.
The Halton / Milton Waste Management Site (HWMS) provides Halton residents with a convenient one-stop location for the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), waste disposal. The site is located at 5400 Regional Road 25, Milton, L9E 0L2.
Monday - Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Additional Spring Openings:
Every Sunday from May to June 2019
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Closed on all major holidays.
You can safely dispose of household hazardous waste free of charge at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot. Drop materials in their original container (not returnable) and securely close with a lid. Materials can also be dropped off a closed container, labelled with information about the contents
Acceptable household hazardous waste (HHW) materials include:
Pesticides, garden chemicals, fertilizers
Personal care products
Automotive liquids, oil filters
Medications (prescription and over-the-counter)
Sharps(must be in a sealed container)
Household cleaners, bleach, pool chemicals
Waste cooking oil
You can reduce the amount of hazardous waste in your home by using the BUD principle:
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, however, hire a private waste management company for some essential services to better fit your needs and schedule. More on that later.
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:
In the event of Mondays, waste will be collected one day later, on Wednesday.
Blue Bin Is Same As Above, But What Goes In Black Carts?
* 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.
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:
If you wish to order a Wheeled Cart or need a replacement, please contact Halton Region by emailing email@example.com or calling 311.
Once you have one, further instructions include:
Assess your waste needs and determine whether it's better to go with a private company.
Panda Environmental, for example, provides the following services:
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.
Panda Environmental is equipped to handle all waste removal in Milton and surrounding areas
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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