The Material Recovery Facility (MRF) receives and sorts Guelph’s residential recyclables.
What happens to your recyclables?
- Newspaper is reprocessed and made into newsprint, magazines, flyers, catalogues and phone books.
- Cardboard is reprocessed and made into new cardboard, brown paper towels or kraft paper bags.
- Boxboard and phone books are reprocessed and made into new boxboard, egg cartons, manilla envelopes, file folders, paper take-out trays and used in hydroseeding.
- Fine paper is reprocessed and made into toilet and facial tissue.
- Steel is smelted and made into new steel to make new food containers, automobile components and other steel products.
- Aluminum is smelted and made into new aluminum to make pop cans.
- Plastic pop bottles are melted and made into carpets and fibre stuffing for textiles.
- Vinegar and bleach bottles are melted and made into motor oil bottles, solvent bottles, dishwashing soap bottles, liquid laundry soap bottles and new bleach containers.
- Margarine tubs and ketchup bottles are made into plastic skids, plastic lumber, septic tanks liners, truck boxliners and drainage pipes.
For more information
Solid Waste Resources