- Address: 260 Edinburgh Road, Guelph, N1G 2J8, Ontario, Canada
- GPS: 43.5292818,-80.2466163
- Phone: 519-826-0019
- Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Shift Recycling Inc is located in Guelph, 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 Guelph 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 260 Edinburgh Road, Guelph, N1G 2J8, 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 519-826-0019.
The Guelph 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:
- Batteries Recycling
- Electronics Recycling
- Computers Recycling
The recycling center in Guelph 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 Guelph recycling center directly if you have any questions.
These are the materials that are accepted:
- Keyboards / Mice
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Frequently asked questions in Guelph, N1G 2J8
Sanitary landfills are designated sites for the disposal of garbage or other types of solid waste. Large holes are built at these sites into which garbage is buried. Until a few years ago, landfills were a major source of pollution due to the contact of toxic waste with the environment, but today they are designed to prevent waste from reaching and contaminating groundwater.
Sanitary landfills are built with a layering system that isolates debris from air and water, which is vital to preventing pollution. The garbage is compacted in cells to make the most of the available space, for which heavy machinery such as excavators and compaction equipment is used. Some of the polluting byproducts of garbage generation, such as methane, are captured and used to generate electricity. However, landfills continue to represent an important source of pollution, since when they reach their maximum capacity, the land on which they are built will take thousand of years to recover.
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.
To make sure we’re diverting as much waste from landfills as possible, it’s important to be aware of all the products that can be sent to your local recycling centers. There are many products that, if you separate them correctly, you can send directly to your local curbside recycling program.
Even so, as this varies depending on the capacities and facilities of the collection centers, it is always better to ask directly at your local collection center.
The products that can generally be deposited in recycling centers are:
- Paper, newspapers, magazines, and mixed papers (As long as they are clean)
- Bottles of plastic (almost all types)
- Glass jars and bottles
- Rigid plastic objects
- Cans, aluminum, steel, and metal containers
Electronic waste, also known as e-waste, is all parts of electronic devices or broken devices, such as household appliances, televisions, electric stoves, air conditioners, microwaves, radios, computers, mobile phones, batteries, hard drives, motherboards, circuits, monitors, etc., that we discard.
Most e-waste contains a series of highly polluting materials, including heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, lead, chromium, arsenic or antimony, which not only harm the environment, but are also highly dangerous for human health.
The best way to dispose of electronic waste is by recycling. Electronic waste contains precious metals including gold, silver, copper, platinum, and palladium, as well as significant amounts of iron, aluminum, and plastics, which can be recycled. Giving away electronic devices that are no longer needed is always the best option, but if it is a product that cannot be repaired, it is important to deposit it at a local recycling center that accepts electronic waste. Recycling centers reclaim many of the materials from which these products are made, including plastics, glass, metal, and aluminum that can be recovered and reused in new electronics.
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.