May 14, 2022

On Saturday, May 14th, 2022, BurlingtonGreen is teaming up with the Burlington Centre and the Burlington Repair Cafe to host a Zero Waste Event to help the community repurpose household items and eliminate clutter from their homes and offices while helping the environment. BONUS: you can also conveniently pre-order a rain barrel to pick up at this event too!

The convenient contact-free Drive-Thru component will take place at the Fairview St. facing parking lot at the Burlington Centre from 10am to 4pm where volunteers will gladly accept a variety of items to be properly recycled.

Crew members from the ERA (Electronic Recycling Association) will be on-site to accept computer and cell phone electronics, and a series of Terracycle Zero Waste bins will be located at the drive-thru station to accept more unique waste items not currently accepted in Halton Region’s recycling program. 

Pesky candy wrappers, Brita water filters, reusable plastic containers and lids and used PPE can be dropped off, along with batteries and ink cartridges.

Details on the full list of what can be dropped off is available further below.


Our friends at the Burlington Repair Cafe will be located inside the Burlington Centre at the HUB space to repair broken or damaged household items from 10am to 2pm.

Accepted Electronics

  • Consumer Electronics (Gaming Consoles, iPods etc)
  • Computers ( PC & Mac, monitors. parts, motherboards)
  • Handheld devices(Smartphones, cell phones, tablets etc)
  • Phone Systems, Racks & Miscellaneous (Server racks, lab equipment, disc arrays etc)
  • Printers (Inkjet & Laserjet, plotters, copiers,scanners, fax machines etc)
  • Pheripherals (keyboards, mice,CD/DVD roms,cards, accessories etc)
  • Servers(Rack ount, stand alone, all brands etc)
  • Software ( operating system,editing, design etc)
  • Specialty Items(Cisco networking, switches, routers etc)

    And more!
  • TVs (not heavy weight)
  • microwaves
  • coffee makers or other small home appliances
  • personal appliances ex: electric toothbrushes or razors
  • NOTE: heavy weight TV’s, microwaves & appliances will not be accepted


  • Beard nets
  • Disposable (latex, nitrile, and vinyl) gloves
  • Ear plugs
  • Non-woven disposable garments
  • Non-woven disposable masks
  • Non-woven hair nets
  • Safety glasses and googles

NOT accepted: medical waste and coated gloves or biodegradable PLA gloves.

Snack Wrappers

Any brand and size of flexible plastic-based candy and snack packaging and wrappers. This includes items such as: 

  • Candy wrappers
  • Cookie wrappers
  • Family size snack bags
  • Multi-pack snack bags
  • Snack bags

NOT accepted: paper-based wrappers, sticks, blister packs, and food waste or cardboard master cartons (which are typically recyclable at curbside)

This event is part of our Make the Switch program which is kindly sponsored by the following community supporters: