Materials That Shouldn’t Be Included in Your Recycling Bin


There are several materials that are not safe to put in your recycling bin and it’s important to know what they are. Concrete and drywall, for example, are two materials which can be found at many job sites, residential and commercial. They’re both harmful to the environment if left in the landfill, which is why at Mr. Waste we ensure safe and appropriate disposal. Concrete is made up of some pretty harmful materials, including lime and rock dust. When it’s put back into the earth, it causes irreversible damage to the environment. Recycling concrete is the best approach to take. …

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What To Do/Not To Do With Water Damage

During the snowy winter months, it’s normal for our homes to be more susceptible to water damage. Heavy snow and rain storms can cause pipes to burst, rooks to leak and basements to flood. These events are out of our control, but the way we manage them definitely is. Here are some great tops for water accidents and steps to take for damage control, such as renting a dumpster bin.   Tips To Avoid Water Damage The best place to start when weather proofing your home is the exterior. It is important to check exterior conditions annually. Window seals, roof, …

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Why Everybody Should Regulate Their Hazardous Waste Output

For the majority of us, waste is just waste. Once it’s thrown away and in the trash, it’s gone- it disappears, right? But when you really think about it… that’s not the case at all. You may want to reconsider where the garbage you throw away ends up everytime you toss something out in the trash. Canadians are piling up more trash than ever before. In fact, recent statistics estimate that Canadian household waste has increased by about 7% from 2004 to 2012 – totaling approximately 9.6 million tonnes. In 2021, these figures have undoubtedly increased. Convenience items are the …

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Waste Removal for General Contractors

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General contractors are responsible for managing and building a project designed by someone else. They oversee important renovation and building projects; she or he manages and hires subcontractors and other labor in construction projects. The GC acts as the supervisor of the entire project. It’s a lot of work- if you’re a general contractor, you’re in luck because Mr. Waste has you covered on the waste removal part of the project. Follow our general contractor’s guide to waste removal to make your job easier! Packing Your Bin There are various types of materials you may need to throw out when …

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Recycling Scrap Metal: Determining What’s Salvageable

What Is Scrap Metal Recycling? Scrap metal recycling plays a critical role in protecting the environmental health of our community. It is a process that involves the recovery and processing of scrap metal from end-of-life products or structures, as well as from manufacturing scrap, so that it can be introduced as a raw material in the production of new goods, while offering a much lower carbon footprint and more efficient utilization of resources than new material. By recycling your metal, you’re doing the following: Protecting Landfills Metal slows down the process by which other materials are broken down. Reducing Your …

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