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Municipal Solutions

Is it time to rethink your waste plan?

Solid Waste and Recycling services for governments and municipalities

Whether you’re a large municipality looking for a strong partnership with a knowledgeable contractor, or a small community designing your own waste management program, Emterra has customizable solutions for everyone.

Curbside & Multi-Family Collections

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Small Municipalities

Emterra can assist smaller municipalities in designing a waste management program, from planning to implementation.

How We Can Help

Large Municipalities

Emterra has a long and solid track record of providing municipal collection and processing services.

Discover Our Qualifications

“From the beginning I have been impressed with Emterra’s emphasis on waste diversion…. They have proven to us repeatedly that they are committed to innovation, waste reduction and their services have been delivered at a cost we can afford.”

Donald Jacquest,

Director of Finance, Town of Comox, BC

Find your collection Calendar and Accepted Recyclable Items

If your curbside collection calendar and accepted recyclable items are not listed below, check with your local municipality.

In Ontario

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In Saskatchewan

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In Manitoba

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In British Columbia

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Curbside Collection

Curbside Collection

It likely appears to most that curbside collection starts at the curbside but as an experienced operator, Emterra understands there are many more steps to this process. As an organization we work with our customers to ensure that materials are collected on time and on budget.

Guided by award winning leadership, and Emterra’s commitment for outstanding customer service, we are able to effectively and efficiently deliver nationally recognized collection programs to more than 10 per cent of Canada’s population. Whether that means working in existing models or building a new and optimized systems with environmental targets, we get our customer’s material collected and then distributed accordingly.

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Facilities Collection

Facilities Collection

Do you have several facilities? Perhaps each one has a different solid waste program? Emterra can help!

Government facilities – including schools, leisure centres and government agencies are all faced with budget constraints, while looking to achieve sustainable processes that meet environmental regulatory requirements. Emterra has a history of providing quality waste management services to government agencies, with our large and growing network of recycling facilities and waste collection fleets across Canada.

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Hauling And Transfer

Hauling And Transfer

When distance is an issue, we can move your materials where it needs to go. We create operational and logistical efficiencies for your solid waste plan.

Consolidated waste, recycling and organics hauling can give your organization access to better recycling and disposal facilities, thus allowing for cost-effective services – even in remote or rural communities.

Through our network of 500 waste and recycling collection trucks and a growing number of low emission vehicles, Emterra has the experience and ability to provide your community with more efficient and effective waste management services. In addition, our track record of service reliability and safety ensures your program is properly monitored.

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Materials Processing

Materials Processing

At Emterra, we sort all of the recyclable materials we receive to maximize recycling and minimize waste. Recyclable materials are sorted into valuable commodity types before they are shipped out for their transformation into new green products. We use leading-edge technology and processes to produce an end product with the least residue, highest grades and best value for our end-market buyers.

We accept an enormous range of post-consumer recyclable material in loose or baled form. Unlike other recycling companies, unsorted and mixed recyclables can also be accepted!

Diverting material away from the trash can and into the recycling bin reduces your disposal fees and can give you overall cost savings. Our waste experts may even find other ways to unlock value in your material.

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Recyclables Marketing and Logistics

Recyclables Marketing and Logistics

Our Materials Marketing team works hard to stay on top of local, regional and global trends to identify the best markets for your materials. As economies fluctuate, it is increasingly important to work with a recycler that has a network of buyers and warehousing capacity and offers logistic services to ensure your materials actually get recycled.

Finding and developing stable, environmentally-sound markets for a wide range of recycled commodities plays a central role in a circular economy. We have established long-term relationships with domestic and export end markets built from decades of experience.

We keep our commodities flowing during all economic cycles because we provide quality materials that meet or exceed our buyers’ specifications.

Material Buyers

“Emterra Environmental’s excellence in material recycling operations makes our partnership, one of tremendous strength. Merlin Plastics intends to purchase 100 per cent of the sorted plastics generated from your material recovery facility. We look forward to participating with Emterra and building upon the solid relationship existing between our companies for the past twenty years.”

Kevin Andrews

Merlin Plastics, Delta, BC

Waste Stream Audit

Waste Stream Audit

Do you know what’s in your waste? Are you sending material to the landfill that could be recycled? Let us help you make your properties, events and facilities more environmentally sustainable.

Start reducing waste by knowing what’s in it. Waste Stream Audits by Emterra Environmental analyze your waste determining what you produce and how you can divert more from the landfill. Once your audit is complete, we analyze the data, identify points of waste generation and help you plan a greener solution.

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Community Care™

Emterra is committed to helping improve the environmental health and well-being of the communities where we live and work. Through our Community Care™ program, we donate funds to worthy local causes, heighten awareness around waste reduction and increased recycling and link community health to sustainability.

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