Solid Waste in the PRRD

Do you want to know more about the Solid Waste and Recycling Programs in the Region?  Well, you have found the right place! This section of the website is aimed to provide extra and more detailed information on Solid Waste in the Region.

Find out more about the Solid Waste Management Plan here!

Where do my Recycling go?

We get asked this question a lot.  Where does my Recycling go?  Click through the slide show below to learn where our recycling goes!

Recycling is a global industry and with global markets in a state of flux, the end-markets for PRRD’s recycled material is a hot topic.  The PRRD’s Recycling Contractor, Recycle-It Resource Recovery (R3), provided the following information on the materials they process on behalf of the PRRD.  It is important to note, that as these end points depend on markets and demand, the information is subject to change. 

Additionally all material from the PRRD is shipped out via backhaul, thus filling up trucks that would be heading south empty otherwise.

Keeping the Waste Stream Clean! 

pRRRdy is asking residents in the Region to be extra careful when recycling so that we can reduce the amount of contamination in the regional recycling stream.

As of July 1, 2018 curbside recycling and the recycling stations rules are changing – plastic film and bags will no longer be accepted in the curbside program. 

Plastic bags, overwrap, and film will still be collected at recycling stations just in separate bins.  Below is a guide on how to recycle:

Keeping the Waste Stream Clean – Recycling Poster

These changes will help keep the recycling stream clean!