Waste diversion, sometimes referred to as landfill diversion, is the effort and process of trying to keep waste from ending up in a landfill. It’s an environmentally-conscious initiative where virtually everyone can play a role. Waste diversion is accomplished in 3 ways:
- Reduce the amount of waste you create
- Reuse materials whenever possible
- Recycle the waste you’re unable to reuse
Waste diversion is an important part of creating green communities and working toward a more sustainable future. That’s our business – M&M Disposal is in the business of waste diversion. With the help of our customers, we divert as much waste as possible from the local landfill sites.
- Construction and demolition waste is sorted manually as well as by machine
- Cardboard and paper goes to pulp mills
- Plastic gets recycled
- Clean wood is ground into chips and used for biomass energy
- Concrete is used for clean fill
- Scrap metal is sent to various local scrap dealers to be recycled
We’re even a member of the Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS), a tire recycling program that diverts tires away from burning and landfills. We’re classified as an approved collector and hauler. We deliver tire to other OTS-approved processors where they’re recycled and reused as blasting mats, crumb-rubber flooring for playgrounds, rubber mulch and more.
M&M Disposals is one of the largest local companies engaged in waste/landfill diversion. We divert 20,000+ tonnes of waste per year from the local landfill sites.
To learn more about our waste diversion mandate, contact us.