Markham Transfer & Recycling

Making Good for Our Community

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Markham Transfer accepts Clean Construction & Demolition Waste from General Contractors, Construction Companies & Private Residents

Following Chicago's Lead in Markham

The Department of Environment promotes the responsible separation and recycling of construction and demolition (C&D) debris to help contractors and individuals save on costly disposal fees while protecting the environment. Markham Transfer has played a part from its very beginning.

Since 2007, the City of Chicago’s Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste Recycling Ordinance requires companies to responsibly recycle 50% of debris, measured by weight, produced on site. C&D debris is defined by the City as non-hazardous, non-contaminated solid waste resulting from construction, remodeling, repair, or demolition operations on pavement, buildings, and other structures.

Markham Transfer tracks then reports how much waste is generated and recycled at projects sites so contractors can easily meet the recycling objectives of the region’s towns and cities. To make this process simple, MTR will collect all of the material in one dumpster and sort the debris at our state-of-the-art recycling facility, and provide documentation. This

integrative process saves your company time and money on-site and results in recycling rates well over 50%.

Clean C&D debris includes waste from new construction, renovation, and demolition projects and may include:

  • Bricks
  • Concrete
  • Rock
  • Inert Masonry
  • Wood (painted, Treated and Coated)
  • Gypsum Wallboard
  • Plumbing Fixtures and Lines
  • Non-Asbestos Insulation
  • Roofing Materials & Coverings
  • Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement
  • Cardboard & Packaging Materials
  • Paper & Foodservice Packaging
  • Scrap Metal
  • Plaster
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Landscape Waste
  • Carpet
  • Acoustic & Ceiling Materials
  • Furniture

The Markham Transfer Way...


C&D Waste Byproduct is received from thousands of jobsites in the Markham area.


The collected debris is sorted into its various types for processing into repurposing streams.


Each type of material is then redirected from landfills to new uses in construction & industry.


The materials are sent off to other yards and companies dedicated to making good for the environment.

Monday to Friday: 6:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday: 6:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed