Peterborough Recycling Facility (MRF)

390 Pido Road, R.R. #6
Peterborough, ON K9J 6X7

Telephone: 705-876-1600
Fax: 705-876-1403


Contact by Email:

Email, Operations:
Email, Admin:

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed


Blue Box Sorting and Processing


  • Only proper Blue Boxes (14-, 18-, and 22- gal) should be used for setting recyclables to the curb.
  • Sort materials into two (2) streams (see Materials list).
  • Blue Boxes no greater than 22 kg (50 lb) in weight when full.
  • Broken Blue Boxes exchanged free of charge if returned to City Hall or Material Recycling Facility.
  • No free replacement for lost Blue Boxes.
  • Recyclable materials are banned from garbage.
  • Set out recycling no earlier than 7:00 pm the night before or no later than 7:00 am the morning of your collection.

Materials Accepted/Sorted:

Container Box

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Steel and aluminum cans, aluminum foil and pie plates
  • All plastic food and beverage containers
  • Styrofoam (no packing peanuts)
  • Milk cartons and Tetra paks

Paper Box

  • Newspapers, magazines, novels
  • Cardboard, boxboard, file folders
  • Office paper, envelopes
  • Paper coffee cups
  • Hard-covered books
  • Film plastic

For additional information, please refer to:

ICI Drop off

HGC also provides a place for any ICI business to drop off their non-hazardous recyclables at any time during our regular business hours.

HHW Depot

400 Pido Road
Peterborough, ON

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday to Saturday: 8:00am to 4:00pm

Accepted Materials

  • Paints, stains
  • Oils, gasoline
  • All battery types
  • Cleaners, chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Needles, syringes, lancets
  • Medicines, pharmaceuticals
  • Pesticides, insecticides, herbicides
  • Fluorescent light tubes – 4 & 8 ft – limit qty 12
  • Thermometers, thermostats
  • Computers, monitors, printers, fax machines
  • Televisions, DVD players and VCRs
  • Personal electronic devices and cell phones
  • Fire Extinguishers

Materials Not Accepted

  • Pathological waste
  • Ammunition
  • Smoke detectors
  • PCBs
  • Radioactive waste
  • Explosives

For your protection deliver toxics wrapped and labelled in your trunk.
Do not mix materials.
Identify all toxics.

For additional information, please refer to the City of Peterborough’s website.