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Recycling Info

  • NO bagging or sorting required — simply place materials loose in cart.
  • Rinse containers, but labels can be left on.
  • Flatten containers and/or breakdown boxes to maximize room.
  • NO organic waste (kitchen or yard, including grass clippings, leaves, etc.)
  • NO plastic shopping bags, film or packaging.
  • NO needles - use biohazard containers available at local vets and pharmacies.
  • NO Styrofoam, aluminum foil/plates, medical waste, mirrors, light bulbs, etc.
  • Recycle rechargeable and/or cell-phone batteries at City Hall / Civic Works Complex / Eastview Landfill.
  • Recycle Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulbs at Brandon Home Hardware.

 

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Remember...

Set out carts - one or both - only when FULL to save time and energy (especially your own!) Have carts out and in place no later than 6:00 AM on your scheduled collection day - pick-up times have changed under the new system.

 

Refuse Do's and Don'ts

  • NO hot ashes, liquids or Household Hazardous Waste (oil, paint, solvents, pesticides, etc.)
  • Cart lids must CLOSE completely or else automated trucks cannot pick-up. There are no drop off areas in the City for tree branches, they should be brought to landfill for disposal.
  • NO needles — use biohazard containers available from local vets and pharmacies.
  • Double-bag all pet waste and litter.
  • NO construction and/or renovation waste.
  • Do NOT take new carts when you move. Leave behind for new residents.
  • Lost/damaged/stolen carts, or to request extra /different size cart — call 204-729-2285. If extra bins are required at your location there is a fee for the purchase of the bin and a weekly pick up fee for the extra bin(s)

 

Organic Waste Do's and Don'ts

  • Do NOT place kitchen or yard waste in blue-lid recycling cart .
  • Do consider composting at home, to help extend the life of our landfill and reduce greenhouse gas emissions:
    • Use bonus Kitchen Collector (delivered inside new carts) as a handy storage container for kitchen waste.
    • Grass clippings are actually best left on your lawn to reduce the need for watering/fertilizing or can go in your backyard compost bin as a source of nitrogen (or "greens" in compost lingo).
    • Dry leaves can be stored in any handy container/bag and gradually layered into your compost bin as an excellent source of carbon (or "browns" in compost lingo).
    • Call toll free 1-866-394-8880 for helpful tips.
  • If you prefer not to home compost, DO take kitchen waste (use bonus Kitchen Collector) and yard waste (leaves, grass clippings, etc.) to community drop-off depots for transfer to Brandon’s large-scale composting site – see list and map on main menu for depot nearest you.
  • And last, but also least, if you choose to treat organic waste – kitchen and yard – as household refuse, please ensure that it is tightly bagged before placing in the black-lid cart (NEVER in recycling) …and ensure that cart lid is completely closed.

 

Special Waste Programs

  • Take used oil to Eco Centre at Eastview Landfill.
  • Take organic waste to community drop-off depots (see above)
  • Check www.brandon.ca/sanitation and Community News City Page for info on:
  • New Electronic Waste Program (www.greenmanitoba.ca )

  

The following items CANNOT be placed in residential refuse carts. The Eastview Landfill does, however, provide dedicated sites for drop-off of these types of materials:

  • construction and renovation materials
  • 2x4s , 2x6s , etc.
  • drywall
  • concrete
  • old windows and doors
  • sod
  • large tree stumps and branches
  • automotive waste
  • waste fencing materials
  • old appliances (fridges and freezers must have the refrigerant removed by a qualified and licensed individual)
  • old furniture, beds, mattresses etc.
  • metals
  • stones
  • tires

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