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Recycle it here

I thought I'd start a thread for recycling so we can all do our part.

Plastic plant pots, trays and tags - Lowes, Loblaws Garden Centre, both of these in spring-summer time only.
Coffee cups/lids - U of Toronto St. George campus, they have recycling in the buildings
Old chemicals, jugs for engine oil etc - GTA Environment Day or various government droooff locations across the GTA
Used paint cans - Lowes
CD's/DVD's - Bestbuy
Light bulbs - Ikea (more restricted to CFL types at Canadian Tire, Lowes, etc)
Batteries - various home reno stores and Bestbuy, Staples, etc
Lightly worn shoes - Running Room
Eyeglasses - Hakim optical
old shoes - Nike outlet in Niagara Falls (that I know of so far)
old stationery (pens) - only some Staples locations like the Stockyards location in GTA
ink cartridges - Staples, Henry's
old used laminate/hardwood flooring, old resuaeble reno materials - post on Kijiji and I've had great luck at takers
metal, old appliances - leave on your curb and someone will take it (worst comes to worse you can post for free on Kijiji)
plastic wrap for bottles, sandwich bags, unsoiled produce bags - now accepted in blue bin in Toronto
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SASKATOON (SK)
used paint - any Sarcan
used electronics - any Sarcan
old eyeglasses - Sears at Midtown plaza as well as some Superstores that have optical places
anything - Value Village - they have drop off depots as well as Salvation Army
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Oct 15, 2015
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I am interested in dealing with used light bulbs, especially fluorescent tube and 9V battery.
IN Ikea?
Newbie
Jan 12, 2016
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Hamilton, ON
what about old motherboard of computers can they be recycled ?..I have 4 of em from my previous desktops. :(
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Aug 15, 2004
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Richmond Hill
Markham/Richmond Hill area

Recycle center
John/bayview - plastic bag, paper and food Styrofoam
elgin mill/bayview - packing Styrofoam, all electronic(computer, TV..etc), cel battery, treated wood, metal, landfill(pay), fluorescent tube, card board, refrig and tires.
Rodick south of hwy7 - motor oil, drug, fluorescent tube, car battery, paint, household chemical, computer, syringes(in syringes container) and oil filter.

Go by memory here, I may miss a few things.
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Jan 22, 2008
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Focus wrote:
Feb 2nd, 2016 5:22 pm
Markham/Richmond Hill area

Recycle center
John/bayview - plastic bag, paper and food Styrofoam
elgin mill/bayview - packing Styrofoam, all electronic(computer, TV..etc), cel battery, treated wood, metal, landfill(pay), fluorescent tube, card board, refrig and tires.
Rodick south of hwy7 - motor oil, drug, fluorescent tube, car battery, paint, household chemical, computer, syringes(in syringes container) and oil filter.

Go by memory here, I may miss a few things.
Hillcrest mall has an Ellectronics collection bin in the mll dock next to the Garbage room.

There also used to be one in front of the Future Shop entrance at the High Tech location but I haven't driven by since they closed.
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Imogen wrote:
Jan 19th, 2016 11:47 pm
what about old motherboard of computers can they be recycled ?..I have 4 of em from my previous desktops. :(
In Windsor, our dump takes them in the "electronics recycling" area. If our city has one of these, I guarantee Hamilton does.
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Oct 7, 2016
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Yup, most cities have electronics drop off depots. If your electronics still work you can donate them too.
Some manufacturers even have programs that accept their own or other manufacturers' devices.

Have a look at some of these options for recycling e-waste here.
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Aug 22, 2014
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Toronto, ON
In Toronto you can use the online Waste Wizard to check which items are recyclable.
[OP]
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May 7, 2006
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Syringes?
That's amazing. I never head of anyone recycling syringes.

BTW Anyone know of any recyclers for PVC plastic? I keep emailing companies who recycle PVC industrially but they never reply to my emails, probably think I'm too small potatoes for them.
Focus wrote:
Feb 2nd, 2016 5:22 pm
Markham/Richmond Hill area

Recycle center
John/bayview - plastic bag, paper and food Styrofoam
elgin mill/bayview - packing Styrofoam, all electronic(computer, TV..etc), cel battery, treated wood, metal, landfill(pay), fluorescent tube, card board, refrig and tires.
Rodick south of hwy7 - motor oil, drug, fluorescent tube, car battery, paint, household chemical, computer, syringes(in syringes container) and oil filter.

Go by memory here, I may miss a few things.
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