The Pontiac Sorting Centre provides reception and collection service for dry construction, renovation and demolition (CRD) materials.


Dry Construction, Renovation and Demolition (CRD) materials are defined as non-fermenting waste and non-hazardous materials. These include wood, paper and paperboard, plastic, brick, cement and concrete, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, gypsum and asphalt shingles.

Acceptable dry materials are:


  • Standard construction materials: gypsum, insulation materials except asbestos, composite floor tiles and floor coverings, ceramic and terracotta tiles, bricks, stone and asphalt waste, steel beams, aluminium mouldings, recyclable electrical components free of BPCs

  • Asphalt shingles

  • concrete / masonry / stone / rock

  • copper, brass, iron, aluminium, stainless steel and other metals

  • uncontaminated wood

  • framing and structural lumber

  • gypsum

  • paperboard

  • plastic

  • insulating materials

  • electrical equipment

  • carpeting


Unacceptable materials include:


  • pastes

  • solvents

  • packaging and containers soiled by hazardous or toxic substances

  • waste from healthcare activities involving risk of infection

  • hazardous household waste

  • inflammable materials

  • explosives

  • batteries and storage cells

  • oils and oil tanks

  • radioactive waste

  • treated wood from street furniture

  • mattresses

Reception and collection of dry materials

Any contractor, company or individual may bring construction materials to the Pontiac Sorting Centre for sorting, recycling, enhancement or reuse.