Green Policies & Unacceptable Materials

At Fleetwood, our focus is on recycling and material recovery, not sending materials to landfills. We make every effort to operate in an environmentally friendly manner, including recycling each and every one of our disposal and recycling bins.

All the drywall, cardboard, clean wood and concrete we received from our customers is 100% recycled.

In an effort to continue our dedication to environmental sustainability, we supply our clients with a list of unacceptable materials in our regular disposal and recycling bins found below:

Prohibited Waste Under Any Circumstance:

  • Paint, solvents, flammable liquids, toxins, batteries, or any other highly flammable or corrosive material
  • Any type of hazardous or chemical waste
  • Any type of contaminated waste
  • Ballasts with PCBS
  • Industrial drums and metal drums
  • Food waste of any kind (frozen, canned, etc.)
  • Animal or animal by products
  • Rubber mats from playgrounds

Bins Used for Recycling Dirt:

Accepted waste: clean dirt, clean fill, and topsoil

Accepted with additional fees: clay, bricks, stumps, sand, mulch, and light sod

All other waste is prohibited.

Dirt Waste is 100% Recycled

Bins Used for Recycling Clean Concrete:

Accepted waste: clean concrete and clean cement

Accepted with additional fees: rebar, mesh, bricks, road base, gravel, rocks, rubble, and dirt

All other waste is prohibited.

Clean Concrete is 100% Recycled

Bins Used for Recycling Concrete with Rebar or Mesh

Accepted waste: clean concrete and clean cement with rebar or mesh intermixed

Accepted with additional fees: bricks, road base, gravel, rocks, rubble, and dirt

All other waste is prohibited.

Concrete with Rebar or Mesh is 100% Recycled

Bins Used for Recycling Green Waste

Examples of waste accepted: branches, shrubs, bushes, leaves, grass, yard clippings, weeds, landscaping brush, etc.

Examples of prohibited waste: invasive species of plants, blueberry shrubs, blackberry shrubs, or any other waste.

We see to it that Green Waste sees environmentally friendly disposal

Bins Used for Recycling Mixed Waste, Household Junk & Furniture, Construction Waste, Renovation Waste, and Roofing & Flooring Waste:

Examples of waste accepted: roofing, flooring, counters, sinks, tiles, doors, windows, carpet, metal, wood debris, lumber, renovation waste, most building waste, landscaping brush, etc.

Accepted with additional fees:

  • Mattresses and box springs
  • Tires
  • Insulation, styrofoam, and fiberglass
  • Tree stumps and branches (less than 6 feet in length and 1.5 feet in diameter)
  • PVC pipe
  • Propane tanks

Examples of prohibited waste includes:

  • Creosote treated lumber, railroad, and landscaping ties (separate bin required)
  • Sod, dirt, rocks, concrete, rebar, and bricks (special bin size required)
  • Gyproc and Drywall (has its own requirements and must be in separate bin)
  • Fire damaged material (separate bin required)

We see to it that all mixed waste sees environmentally friendly disposal

NOTE: ANY BIN DESIGNATED FOR GYPROC / DRYWALL MUST CONTAIN ONLY GYPROC / DRYWALL. CLEANING CHARGES WILL APPLY FOR ANY CONTAMINATION IN THESE LOADS

LEED Friendly: To help general contractors meet their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) requirements, we certify and quantify the waste generated from their sites. For every bin that is dumped out, we can provide a report which will confirm how much percentage of the garbage is recycled, how much is sent to landfills and a list of recovery centres where the garbage is disposed. We remove and dispose waste in a cost effective, environmentally and socially responsible manner.