Leon & Sons Metals Ltd.

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Opening Times

  • Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Sunday closed

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The Leon & Sons Metals Ltd. is located in Mississauga, 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 Mississauga 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 2126 Burhamthorpe Rd West, Mississauga, L5L 5V4, 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 email them at this address: info@leonandsonsmetals.com or call at 905-607-7151.

Services provided

The Mississauga 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:

  • Roll-off Services
  • Scrap Metals Recycling Services

Materials accepted

The recycling center in Mississauga 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 Mississauga recycling center directly if you have any questions.

These are the materials that are accepted:

Metal

  • #1 BARE BRIGHT WIRE
  • #1 Copper
  • #1 Heavy Melt
  • #2 Copper
  • #2 Heavy Melting Steel
  • 304 Stainless Steel
  • 316 Stainless Steel
  • 400 Series Stainless Steel
  • Aluminium – Car Rims
  • Aluminum – Truck Rims
  • Aluminum Copper Radiators (Clean)
  • Aluminum Extrusions
  • Aluminum Insulated Wire
  • Aluminum Radiators
  • Aluminum Turnings
  • Batteries
  • Brass Taps
  • C-Metal
  • Car Radiators Dirty / Copper
  • Cast Aluminum
  • Cast Iron
  • Cobalt Alloys
  • Compressors
  • Copper Turnings
  • EDM Wire
  • HARD BRASS
  • Heater Cores
  • Lead
  • Litho Sheet
  • Manganese Bronze
  • Mixed Low Copper ( Aluminium )
  • Nickel alloys
  • Painted Siding
  • Red Brass
  • Rod Brass
  • Structural Steel
  • Tin
  • Tungsten
  • Yellow Brass

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Frequently asked questions in Mississauga, L5L 5V4

How do you recycle glass bottles?

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.

Can you really recycle clothes?

The fashion industry has become the second most polluting in the world, only behind the big oil companies. The environmental impact of the textile industry extends throughout its “commercial ecosystem”: from production, distribution, and exhibition to acquisition, care, and washing processes and, finally, its disposal. In the United States, more than 12 million tons of clothing are dumped in landfills annually.

Clothing and textiles are 100% recyclable, but only 15% are recycled in the United States. To recycle clothing, it is best to first consider whether it can have a second life and if so, give it away, donate it or take it to a second-hand store, always clean and dry to prevent the spread of bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

When it comes to clothes that are already in very poor condition or pieces of fabric that can no longer be reused, it is best to take them to a collection point that accepts this type of waste. At recycling centers for textiles, clothing is turned into fiber and used to make new products, such as padding, rubber-coated playgrounds, and some materials for the automotive industry.

Can I recycle plastic bags and wrap?

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.

What time is the recycling center open?

Most of the local recycling centers work on a standard schedule according to their location and have a page on the internet, where you can check, what days they do not operate, what hours they serve, their address, and everything you need to know about your local recycling center.

How does recycling work step by step?

Recycling is the process by which the raw materials that make up the waste that we use daily such as paper, glass, aluminum, plastic, etc., are transformed into new materials. This prevents these wastes from entering the seas or earth. But, for this to happen, a series of steps need to be carried out:

  • At home – separate and clean waste.
  • At local recycling centers – sort, pack, and store, for later sale.
  • At processing industries – treat the materials and transform them into new products.

For a few years, the United States entered a crisis due to the accumulation of waste, which was triggered by the new waste policies of China, which was the main buyer of waste in the United States. These new policies are much stricter and among other restrictions, they lowered the minimum standards for pollutants to -1%, which excludes the majority of waste from the United States.


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