Municipal Waste Site
Contact: Phone: (613) 332-6640
Location: 164 Pinnacle Rd. (off the Detlor Rd.)
Hours of Operation:
Statutory Holidays: Please note there will be no curbside pick-up on Statutory Holidays.
The Dungannon Landfill will remain closed on statutory holidays.
Commercial Cardboard: Please deliver commercial cardboard to the Municipal Waste Site.
Household Hazardous Waste will be collected from 9:30 am-2:30 pm at the Faraday Public Works Yard 29860 A-B, Hwy 28 South, Bancroft on the following dates:
May 13, 2017
June 10, 2017
July 8, 2017
August 12, 2017
September 16, 2017
*For more information on acceptable items see below.
Garbage and Blue Box Collection
Garbage and recycling collection take place according to the schedule below. Please place your garbage curbside by 7am. Please note garbage bins or bags weighing more than 20kg (44lbs), and bags that break when lifted will not be collected.
*Please note The Town of Bancroft has a Clear Bag Policy in effect. All garbage must be placed in clear bags. Please ensure you are following this policy as we will be enforcing the Clear Bag Policy.
and Friday (Garbage Only)
Thursday (Recycling Only)
Blue Boxes are available for purchase at the Municipal Office (24 Flint Ave) during regular business hours.
What goes in the Co-mingle Blue Box?
Aluminum: foil, pop cans, pie plates
Steel: cans, tins, empty aerosol cans
Glass: bottles/ jars, clear or coloured
Polycoat: drink boxes, paper coffee cups, milk and juice cartons
Film Plastic: plastic shopping bags, rinsed out milk pouches, bread bags (please put all bags into one plastic bag)
Hard Plastic: jars, bottles, containers with H.D.P.E, P.E.T, or this symbol
What goes in Cardboard Recycling?
Cardboard: flattened boxes, pizza boxes, egg cartons, brown paper bags
Boxboard: cereal boxes (remove liner), paper towel rolls, boxboard tubes
What goes in the Fibre Blue Box?
Paper: writing paper, envelopes, non-metallic wrapping paper, books (please remove hard covers)
Newsprint: newspapers, flyers, phone books, magazines, catalogues
Blue Box Tips
Rinse out containers before putting them in the Blue Box
-Be sure to properly sort your recycling
-Keep your Blue Box clean so it doesn’t attract pests
-Prevent Blue Box contents from blowing away by stacking items neatly and placing multiple film plastic items into one bag, tied
Please do not put these items in the Blue Box:
Containers from hazardous or petroleum products such as motor oil
What Are The Reasons Why I Should Recycle?
What are the reasons why I should recycle?
There are many different reasons and advantages of recycling old materials to turn into new, similar products.
Recycling benefits relate to many different areas, some of which could greatly improve the air we breathe, and the environment.
Some of the main reasons why we should all recycle more are split up under the headings below.
All man-made products incorporate raw materials to create the finished product. This involves harvesting the earth's natural resources (e.g. wood, metal) in order to acquire the raw materials.
Deforestation is a prime example of how harvesting natural resources is harming the environment. This could be reduced if we recycle more paper and old wooden products.
Recycling reduces the amount of energy needed to create a new, similar product. If we didn't recycle paper, more trees would have to be chopped down, transported, and manufactured into the finished product.
This reason why you should recycle is a very important one, as energy conservation is one of the key ingredients for the fight against climate change.
Tied in with energy saving, is the reduction of pollution as a result of manufacturing processes becoming more efficient.
Any reduction in CO2 or other harmful gases is not only a key ingredient for the fight against climate change, but a key ingredient for cleaning the air we breathe.
If we can reduce pollution levels from the manufacturing industry by a significant level, this could have a positive impact on our health.
The more we recycle, the more we can help to reduce the burden on local and national landfill sites. As population levels increase, we will need to find more landfill sites, which will harm the surrounding environment and wildlife.
This is another important reason why we should recycle more, in order to reduce the impact landfills have on the surrounding environment.