Did you miss the Nov 13 Zero Waste Drive-Thru?

Thank you to the caring Burlington community for taking part in BurlingtonGreen’s first Zero Waste Drive-Thru co-hosted by ( and at) the Burlington Centre.

We were thrilled with the turnout and thanks to the Electronics Recycling Association who joined us for the day to collect the mountains of electronic waste that were dropped off, we will be sharing the total tally of the collection within a few weeks’ time. And …you can look forward to the Zero Waste Drive-Thru taking place again in 2022!

More great news! The popular Terracycle Zero-Waste boxes available at the Drive-Thru event will soon be available inside the Burlington Centre ( near the Bentley store) for a pilot program, inviting residents to self-deposit select smaller sized items on an ongoing basis (see below). Items collected are not currently accepted in Halton for recycling, so we are thrilled that this opportunity is available so that together, we can take action to reduce the volume of waste headed to the landfill.

Electronics: Click here for Burlington locations that collect electronics during the year such as Staples and Best Buy, and it’s a good idea to call ahead to confirm what they are accepting.

Light Bulbs (CFLs: compact fluorescent, Halogen, Incandescent light bulbs): Click here for Burlington Locations ( Ikea), and it’s a good idea to call ahead to confirm details.

What goes where? Visit Halton Region’s website for a handy Put Waste In Its Place search tool to learn how to properly dispose of your waste items.

Self-Deposit Zero Waste Zone COMING SOON to the

Please note that the size of the items to self-deposit must fit within an 8″ square opening.

Safety Equipment and Protective Gear

Self-deposit your discarded nitrile and latex gloves, dust masks, garments, hairnets, beard nets, earplugs, and safety glasses.

Small Storage Containers/Lids

Self-deposit clean, empty, non-recyclable plastic containers like takeout containers.
 Do not include kitchen utensils, dishware, or food content.

Candy & Snack Wrappers

Self-deposit individual candy wrappers, cookie wrappers, snack bags, multi-pack snack bags, and family-size snack bags.

Plastic Cards


Self-deposit wallet-sized flexible plastic material, usually meant for the purpose of identification or for facilitating commercial transactions.

Small Size Filters



Self-deposit discarded Brita and small-size air-purifier filters.

Small Alkaline Batteries





Self-deposit non-rechargeable, spent alkaline batteries used in portable electronic devices.
Do NOT deposit rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, or any battery used to power a device not classified as a portable electronic device.

Discover more zero-waste tips and resources to Live Green and Make the Switch.

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