Recycling and Composting

Recycling

Additional Green Boxes can be purchased at Environmental Services & Public Utilities (171 Iroquois Rd, Timmins) at a cost of $15.00, payable by cash only. Broken boxes will be replaced free of charge.  Please contact Service Timmins @ 705-264-1331 to book an appointment.

Composting

Composters are available at Environmental Services & Public Utilities (171 Iroquois Rd, Timmins) at a cost of $50.00, payable by cash only.  Please contact Service Timmins @ 705-264-1331 to book an appointment. Choose a sunny spot with good drainage and loosen the soil underneath to make it easier for earthworms to move up. Mix or layer browns and greens, keep the pile moist and mix it up occasionally. Be sure not to add any bones or meat that might attract unwanted visitors like bears and squirrels. In time, you will have nutrient-rich compost.

 

Composting Feasibility Study 2021

If you missed our Public Information Session with results from the City of Timmins Composting Feasibility Study, you can view the full presentation and answer the public polls below to provide feedback on composting, processing, and organic collection.

Polls:

https://forms.office.com/r/4fGP8JFzyG ( Composting)

https://forms.office.com/r/YzqXXwrar0 (Processing)

https://forms.office.com/r/r4yCMnTJ8S (Collection)

 

Recycling Your Electronics

Unwanted electronics shouldn’t end up in the landfill. Most of the parts - steel, glass, copper, aluminum, plastics and precious metals - can be recovered and made into new products. Also, a lot of electronic equipment such as computers, printers, and televisions can be reused, further cutting down on waste.

Ontario Electronics Stewardship Program