What can You Take to the Transfer Station?

19 Mar 2020 Waste Disposal

Knowing what you can take to the transfer station will help save you time and hassle in the long run. At First Class Waste, they understand how frustrating it can be to drive all the way to the transfer station only to find out that some of your items will not be accepted. That is why their team has put together a list of the different items that can be safely disposed of at the transfer station to help you know exactly what can be dropped off ahead of time.

Things that can be Dropped off at the Transfer Station

Some of the different things that can be dropped off at a transfer station include:

Organic Materials

All of the acceptable organic materials that can be placed in your curbside green waste bin can also be safely disposed of at a transfer station. This includes a range of food scraps, paper products, plants, and wood materials, including:

  • Meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, and bones
  • Eggs and dairy products
  • Table scraps/plate scrapings
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Bread, dough, pasta, and grains
  • Coffee grounds, filters, and tea bags
  • Brewery and winery waste
  • Yard waste, plants, and flowers
  • Landscape vegetation
  • Wood by-products
  • Wood pallets and crates
  • Paper towel/napkins
  • Uncoated paper take-out containers
  • Non-plastic cutlery and containers
  • Pizza delivery boxes
  • Waxed cardboard and paper
  • Uncoated paper cups and plates

Recyclable Materials

In addition to organic waste materials, the transfer station is also able to sort and recycle a range of different materials, such as:

  • Newspaper with inserts
  • Cardboard
  • Junk mail/flyers
  • School and office paper
  • Cereal and pizza boxes
  • Phone books/catalogues
  • All plastic containers with approved recycling codes
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Tin and aluminum cans
  • Milk jugs
  • Tetra-Paks
  • Pop, water, and juice bottles

Mattresses, Furniture & Appliances

If you are looking for an easy way to get rid of old mattresses, furniture, or appliances, dropping them off at the transfer station might be the ideal solution for you. All household items, including electronics, are sorted and taken apart to ensure that all materials are being properly disposed of to prevent harmful chemicals and toxins from entering the landfill.

If you would like to learn more information about what you can take to the transfer station, or if you are interested in their transfer station services, please contact First Class Waste at 604-823-2116 or by filling out a contact form on their website.