Acceptable Materials


Acceptable Materials


Your Recycling Experts.

C2 Recycling makes improving your sustainability practices more convenient than ever, from the basics to the comprehensive list below. Check out what items we accept, and if you’re not sure, reach out – we’re your recycling experts!

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Comingled Loads / C&D Waste

A considerable quantity of the recyclable material delivered to the site arrives in commingled loads and mixed C&D waste. We separate wood, metal, concrete, cardboard, paper, mattresses, tires, and other recoverable materials on site. Once separated, we divert the materials from the landfill using our onsite recycling processes. We then supply them to various end-use markets or deliver them to single-stream recyclers for further processing. The diversion percentage we achieve for our customers is dependent on the quality and ratio of recoverable materials in each load.


At our Edmonton waste management centre, we sort wood recycling into segregated stockpiles for subsequent shredding. This ground-up wood material is absorbent and excellent for animal bedding, a carbon source for soil enhancement, or compost or biochar, depending on the market needs. Industrial magnets remove smaller metals such as nails and screws from the wood materials during our onsite wood shrng process. This metal is collected and delivered to a single stream recycler for further recovery. Our typical recycling percentage for wood is 96%.

Metal (Ferrous and Non-Ferrous)

Metal recycling consists of scrap metal materials from product manufacturing, demolition and construction projects, unused building supplies and surplus materials. We sort Ferrous and Non-Ferrous metals into segregated streams onsite, after which our staff compacts and ships them to local metal recyclers. 100% of construction metal is recyclable at our waste management facility.

Cardboard & Paper

At C2 Recycling, cardboard and paper material are separated and processed to be used as compost feedstock, electricity or steam fuel, or absorbent material.


C2 Recycling operates a concrete crusher on site for grinding recyclable concrete. After receiving loads at the site, we stockpile, crush and then later screen them into various sizes for further distribution. We also process concrete with embedded steel/rebar to recover the metal and deliver it to single-stream recyclers for further processing. Recycled aggregate materials are popular elements for road construction, road base, revetments, foundations, retaining walls, landscaping gravel or raw material for new aggregate markets. Concrete recycling in our local recycling facilities is 96% successful.


Mattress recycling is essential due to its sheer bulk and materials. At C2 Recycling, we collect, stockpile, and then send to a dedicated recycler. Each mattress is separated into it’s components, and then redirect the materials to various end-use markets and single-stream recyclers for further processing.


Tires that are no longer usable for their original purpose because of wear, damage, or defect are acceptable onsite at our Edmonton waste management center. We stockpile them and then redirect the tires to single-stream recyclers for further processing. Recycled tires have end-products that we safely use for many things such as sidewalks, walkways, a replacement for sand in playgrounds, landscaping, rooftop, and patio surfacing.

In addition to the many waste streams indicated in our main menu, we also accept the following:

  • All dry non-hazardous materials
  • Renovation materials
  • Burned debris
  • Asphalt shingles
  • Flat roofing material
  • Plastic (PET 1-7)
  • Drywall / Gyproc (non-Asbestos)
  • Glass
  • Plywood
  • Chipboard
  • Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
  • Fencing/decking
  • Painted and unpainted dimensional lumber
  • Pallets (all sizes, condition)
  • Onsite service campers/trailers demolition
  • Hardwood
  • Green/ Fresh woodchips
  • Tree branches/brushes/leaves
  • Tree stumps/stumps
  • Shakes
  • Sawdust, including MDF
  • Old furniture
  • Poles
  • Fridges/Freezers/Air Conditioners
  • Packing Cases
  • Packaging materials
  • Painted – unpainted wood
  • Treated wood
  • Railroad ties
  • Telephone poles

Unacceptable Materials

We DO NOT accept the following waste streams:

  • Animal waste/carcasses
  • Hazardous materials
  • Asbestos
  • Biomedical waste
  • Residential/commercial food wastes (MSW)
  • Compressed cylinders (propane tanks, oxygen, fire extinguishers, etc.)

If you don’t see your item on our Accepted or Unaccepted Materials list, please give us a call so that we can discuss your options.