Waste Collection

Waste collection is an essential part of operating a successful and environmentally conscious company. Reviewing your company’s needs and current practices with a Wasteco representative can help you determine if your company is taking advantage of the latest innovations in our industry.

Waste can be stored in a variety of ways including front load bins, totes and large roll-off bins. All material is brought to ministry approved transfer sites where it is sent to waste to energy facilities or landfill.

Programs/Equipment

All our trucks are equipped with weight scales which allow us to accurately monitor the service provided at each pick up. On a pre-arranged schedule, waste or recyclables are emptied into our collection vehicle and disposed of in accordance with environmental regulations.

FAQ

What bin sizes are available for temporary service?

There are four standard sizes:

14 yard
20 yard (short)
20 yard (long)
40 yard                       
L 12’ X W 7’ X H 4’
L 14’ X W 7 ½’ X H 5’
L 18’ X W 7 2/3’ X H 4’
L 20’ X W 7 1/3’ X H 7 ¼’

Is there anything we can’t place in a disposal bin?

Yes. No hazardous waste and no tires.

How much room do we need in our driveway?

10 ft across and depending on size 14 to 18 ft. long.

Is there a time limit on a rental bin?

Most contracts include the use of a bin for seven to ten days and then additional rental charges are applied.

How far in advance do I need to order a bin?

Most popular sizes can be delivered the next day if ordered before 12 noon or the following day if ordered after midnight.

How soon can I get a roll-off bin delivered?

If a deposit is received by 3:00pm, the following business day (Monday to Friday).

How long can I keep the bin?

Bins are available for up to seven days.

Is there a charge for delivery?

All fees are included in the rental cost of the roll-off bin. There is not a separate fee for delivery.

Can you put a roll-off bin on the street?

Bins may be placed on public streets if permissible by permit. Contact the permit office in your community.

Etobicoke
North York
Scarborough
Toronto /East York     
416-394-8343
416-395-6205
416-396-5482 or 416-396-4502
416-392-7877

Within Toronto city limits call 311-Toronto. Outside Toronto city limits call 416-392-2489. Request for Info – wastecotoronto@wasteco.com, wastecopeel@wasteco.com, wastecoguelph@wasteco.com



Manufacturing recycled paper produces 74% less air pollution and 35% less water pollution, as well as using 58% less water and 64% less energy than making paper from virgin wood pulp.
1 tonne of recycled paper saves 3700 pounds of lumber and 24,000 gallons of water.
Making one tonne of recycled paper uses only about 60% of the energy needed to make a tonne of virgin paper.
Canadians take home over 55 million plastic shopping bags every WEEK
Recycling plastics and aluminum uses only 5% to 10% as much energy as making new plastic or smelting aluminum.
2/3 of our household waste can be composted.
Canadians produce approximately 7 million tonnes of organic waste each year.
5 billion drink boxes are thrown away each year in North America.
North America has 8% of the world's population, consumes 1/3 of the world's resources and produces almost half of the world's non-organic garbage.
70% of landfill waste could be either reused or recycled.
One liter of oil can contaminate a million liters of ground water.
Recycling glass -- energy savings of 33%
Recycling paper -- energy savings of 64%
Energy savings per tonne of finished plastic bottles is enough to fill a 20-gallon gas tank every week for ten years.
Recycling a glass jar saves enough energy to light a bulb for four hours.
Recycling old corrugated cardboard cuts sulfur dioxide emissions in half and saves 1/4 of the energy used to manufacture it.
Recycling one tonne of paper you save: 17 trees, 6953 gallons of water, 463 gallons of oil, 583 pounds of air pollution.
It takes 95% less energy to produce new aluminum from discarded aluminum pop cans than from raw materials.
Recycling one aluminum can save the amount of energy to light one 100-watt bulb for 20 hours or run a TV for 3 hours.
Approximately 35% of municipal solid waste is packaging.
$1 out of every $10 spent on food goes into packaging.
A 150 pound woman throws away 90,000 pounds of garbage.
The average North American will throw away 600 times their adult weight in garbage over the course of their lifetime.
In our schools alone, the average school-age child produces 40 pounds of garbage from their daily lunch each year.
By the age of 6 months, the average Canadian has consumed the same amount of resources as the average person in the developing world consumes in a lifetime.
-Recycling Council of Ontario
In a lifetime, the average North American will throw away 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage. A 68 kg adult will leave a legacy of 40,825 kg of trash.
Natural Resources Canada
Plastic products contribute 7% by weight and 30% by volume to municipal solid waste.
-Recycling Council of Ontario
Across Canada it costs more than $1.5 billion per year to dispose of garbage.
-Destination Conservation
Presently, 80% of municipal and industrial solid waste in Canada is disposed of by landfilling processes, with the remainder disposed through recycling, resource recovery and incineration. -Government of Canada
In a lifetime, the average North American will throw away 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage. A 68 kg adult will leave a legacy of 40,825 kg of trash.
Natural Resources Canada