Recycling is the process of taking a product at the end of its useful life, like that water bottle you drank today and using all or part of it to make another product. The internationally recognized symbol for recycling includes three arrows moving in a triangle. Each arrow represents a different part of the recycling process, from collection to re-manufacture to resale.
Recycling is very important for our planet because it reduces the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduces energy usage as well as air and water pollution. It also lowers greenhouse gas emissions compared to making the product from raw materials.
So what does all this have to do with you? Well, recycling is a simple way that you, as a consumer, can help out the environment, create a profitable market for recycled goods and help preserve natural resources from being depleted. So… let’s get involved.
Recycling can be part of our everyday routine. Chances abound to recycle everything from beverage containers, to newspapers, to tires, to the kitchen fridge. It’s easy to recycle! All you have to do is collect your recyclables, papers and other materials when at home or at work, dropping them off at our recycling bins throughout the region. It can then be sorted, cleaned, and reprocessed into new materials bound for manufacturing.
Construction and Demolition Waste
Whenever possible, please bring construction and demolition (C&D) waste to Ryley landfill for recycling rather than placing it in the community bins, where it ends up in the landfill. C&D waste includes:
Tires are recyclable, and are used to make many products from roads to sandals. Albertans dispose of over 6 million tires each year. You can recycle the following tires by bringing them to Ryley Landfill:
- Car and light truck tires (pickup trucks, vans), and tires for other licensed highway vehicles such as motorcycles and trailers.
- Small commercial and recreational tires like all-terrain vehicles, off-road motorcycles (i.e. dirt bikes), as well as industrial tires fitting e.g. forklifts, smaller loaders and skid-steers.
- Medium truck tires, for example those used on larger commercial freight trucks and passenger buses.
- OTR used in construction, road building, forestry, mining, oil exploration and other industries.