- Address: 711 Harper Rd , Peterborough, K9J 6X6, Ontario, Canada
- GPS: 44.277682,-78.347618
- Phone: +1 705-742-2627
- Monday Open 24 hours
- Tuesday Open 24 hours
- Wednesday Open 24 hours
- Thursday Open 24 hours
- Friday Open 24 hours
- Saturday Open 24 hours
- Sunday Open 24 hours
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The Bobs Towing is located in Peterborough, Ontario and is operated by the city’s public management and fulfills the function of assimilating and eliminating the solid waste of its inhabitants, different waste disposal techniques are carried out here. The Peterborough Landfill accepts waste material from local individuals and legal entities.
In this place the recycling of organic and inorganic waste is carried out and it has a special structure and treatment, to make it as sustainable as possible.
The landfill is located at 711 Harper Rd , Peterborough, K9J 6X6, Ontario, Canada.
You can view the schedule of the center on the Opening hours tab above. The landfill is closed for holidays: Christmas (December 25) and New Year (January 1).
If you need to contact the landfill, you can call at +1 705-742-2627.
The Peterborough recycling depot is built and managed so that it can operate for about next 70-100 years, providing the following services to the community and the environment:
- 24 Hour Towing
- Towing And Recovery
The recycling center in Peterborough accepts a wide variety of waste types, from household disposables to commercial waste. Waste management fees may vary, as well as the materials received and the amount, so we recommend contacting the Peterborough recycling center directly if you have any questions.
These are the materials that are accepted:
- Automotive Scrap
- Used Auto Parts
- Used Tires
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Frequently asked questions in Peterborough, K9J 6X6
In the United States, there are 633 material recycling centers. In these local recycling centers, the waste we generate is stored, and that has the capacity to be recycled so that other people or companies can take advantage of it. Waste that is not recycled takes many years to decompose, which pollutes and harms the health of humans and the earth.
In this sense, recycling centers are very important in the fight against environmental pollution, since they can clean, classify and pack a total of 100,000 tons of waste per day. However, the recycling centers cannot do all the work, the waste must have a correct treatment from the consumer, who must separate and clean the waste so that it can be classified correctly in the center and later sent to factories for transformation or processors.
Waste transfer stations or material recycling facilities are sites where recyclable materials and waste are collected. At the stations, the waste is classified and separated to later be transferred to another area or facility for recycling, demolition, or landfill. The waste transfer stations are not just another stop for our garbage, here a fundamental process is carried out to reduce pollution by waste.
Waste transfer stations reduce waste going to landfills, preventing much hazardous chemical pollution remains from ending up in landfills, plus the transfer of waste from local collection trucks to larger vehicles, such as a train or ship, reduces significantly the cost of transportation and the environmental impact of transporting garbage.
Plastic bags are one of the most difficult types of plastic waste to recycle, mainly because they are single-use bags and in most curbside recycling programs they are not accepted. This is a huge issue for the environment as 100 billion plastic bags are used every year in the US alone.
The best way to recycle plastic bags is to take them to local grocery stores, or big box stores like Target or Walmart, which have specific bins for this type of plastic, or you can search for plastic bag recycling locations near you at: www.plasticfilmrecycling.org
It is essential to wash and dry all plastic waste, including single-use bags, before depositing them in the recycling, because if the bags contain food scraps, or some other source of bacteria, they contaminate the entire batch in which they are deposited, and cannot be recycled.
Glass is infinitely recyclable, so it is critical to deposit it in the right place and prevent it from ending up in landfills, since glass never degrades and affects diversity and the environment if it is not treated correctly. Most of the glass found in landfills comes from discarded beverage bottles. In the United States, according to EPA data, the recycling rate for glass bottles is only 31.3%.
The best way to recycle glass bottles is to take them to local recycling centers, where you can even get paid for your bottle recycling. In most of these centers the price they pay per pound of glass is 0.1 USD/LB.
Also, recycling glass saves tons of natural resources, such as sand, soda ash, limestone, and feldspar. Recycling glass also reduces carbon dioxide emissions, as the glass from recycled bottles melts at a lower temperature than virgin materials, which means less energy consumption in the production of new bottles.
The waste that can be recycled has different destinations depending on the material in question. The waste that we deposit in the recyclable container is taken by dedicated recycling trucks to the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). In these recycling centers, the waste is separated and later packed in bundles.
The waste that is not received by the recycling centers, such as plastic bags, electronic devices, or clothing (which vary in each locality and each recycling center) must be taken directly by the consumers to specific collection points so that these can be recycled.
Once separated and packaged, the recyclable materials are sent to recycling plants or processing factories that turn the waste into new products.
Recyclable waste that is not separated in the recycling container or is not taken to collection points, ends up in landfills, where, depending on its material, it can take hundreds of years to degrade or even never do so.
In the United States, only 10% of recyclable waste reaches the transformation stage, and most of it is destined for sale abroad.