What We Recycle

At HSR Services we recycle just about anything that is composed of paper, plastic,  metal or wood. We will even go the extra distance and pick-up your office furniture,  drywall, and car tires for recycling.


We only accept certain items to be dropped-off at our facility. However with our full junk removal services we will take away everything on our long list of What we Recycle!


Why should I recycle my used batteries?

Batteries contain heavy metals that are hazardous to the environment if thrown away. By sending them to us for recycling you are ensuring that those heavy metals don’t end up in our environment.

At HSR Services,  we take all types of batteries such as:

  • Car batteries
  • Sealed Lead Acid Batteries
  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Lithium Ion Batteries
  • NiMh Batteries
  • NiCad Batteries


All batteries sent to us are processed within North America by licensed facilities. All shipments from our facility are documented via a manifest or bill of lading to ensure complete compliance with Transport Canada’s Transport of Dangerous Goods regulations.

To start recycling your batteries today, please contact our office for a consultation.

Beverage Containers

HSR Services is happy to accept all forms of refundable beverage container donations. Each deposit we receive contributes to our on going recycling efforts. To donate your empty beverage containers, please drop them off in our inside drop-off area marked beverage containers. We accept both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage containers.


Old corrugated cartons are an excellent source of fiber for recycling. They can be compressed and baled for cost effective transport to anywhere in need of fiber for paper-making. Thus they help developing countries without sustainable wood resources build a paper and packaging industry locally and develop their exports to global markets.

Old corrugated cartons are a bulky, highly recyclable waste. Also, making new cardboard from recycled cardboard takes 25% less energy than using fiber from new wood. Therefore, keeping cardboard out of the waste stream will mean saving, trees, landfill space, wood, and energy.

Coat Hangers

At HSR Services we recycle all sorts of coat hangers no matter what the composition. From 100% plastic to wood and metal and even metal and plastic coat hangers, we recycle them all.



More powerful software requires more powerful computers. People and companies are upgrading their equipment faster than ever. What do you do with an old computer?

At HSR Services we can recycle the following computer components and peripheral equipment:

(Please call our office or email us for current charges)

  • CPU’s
  • monitors
  • printers
  • scanners
  • storage devices
  • servers
  • power supplies
  • networking systems
  • fax machines
  • laptops
  • photocopier of any size


Destruction of Hard Drives with Certificate of Destruction upon request

Please Contact our office at 604-464-0242 or email us at recycle@happystan.com for Prices on the items listed above.


Why Recycle Electronics?

End-of-life electronics should be recycled to save our planet. There are many different types of heavy metals inside our electronic equipment such as: lead, mercury, cadmium, and beryllium. Incorrect disposal could cause leeching into our Streams, Rivers and, soil, polluting our earth, drinking water, food, and ultimately our bodies.

At HSR Services we can recycle the following electronics:

(Please call our office or email us for current charges)

  • Security Systems
    • monitoring
    • detection equipment
  • Entertainment
    • movie production equipment
    • transmission systems
    • sound and video projection equipment
    • amusements
  • Office equipment
    • copiers
    • fax machines
    • imaging systems
    • old typewriters
    • printing systems
  • Telecommunications Equipment
    • telephones
    • switching systems
    • PBXs
    • transmitters
    • receivers
    • microwave systems
  • Test and Measurement Equipment
    • oscilloscopes
    • power supplies
    • signal processors
  • Medical Equipment
    • EKGs
    • MRIs
    • CAT scan
    • X-ray
    • monitors
  • Manufacturing Equipment
    • control systems
    • data entry devices
    • workstations
    • instruments
    • process tools
  • Video
    • VCRs
    • camcorders
    • digital cameras
    • control boxes
    • DVD players
  • Audio
    • stereo systems and components
    • CD players
    • radios
  • Communications
    • cell phones
    • pagers
    • PDAs
  • Personal
    • calculators
    • organizers
  • Game systems
  • Control systems
  • Audio systems
  • Communications systems
  • Navigation systems
  • Radar and traffic control systems
  • TV’s
  • Mainframe Computers
  • Power Units
  • Transformers
  • Computer Monitors


Please Contact our office at 604-464-0242 or email us at recycle@happystan.com for recycling charges on the above items.

Florescent Lights

Florescent lights and HID lamps contain mercury that if handled and disposed of incorrectly can leach into our environment causing damage to our surrounding eco-system. At HSR Services, we make sure that your lights go to a licensed facility for proper recycling. If we are already servicing your location on a regular basis for something else, ask your customer service representative about bundling this service as well.

Large Appliances

Old appliances can be recycled for scrap metal. When we no longer need an appliance, the steel can be recycled and the coolant from fridges and freezers can be removed for reuse in new products.  This helps preserve our natural resources and saves energy. By weight, the typical appliance consists of about 75% steel. For this reason, all appliances contain recycled steel and are recyclable when they have reached the end of their useful lives. Here at HSR Services we accept old appliances working or non working.



The most common metals we need to consider when recycling are aluminum and steel. Aluminum and steel are thrown away every day. North Americans use over 100 million steel cans and over 200 million aluminum beverage cans every day. Recycling is the most efficient way to reduce aluminum and steel waste.

Recycling your used steel cans at home is easy. All you need to do is rinse the food from the cans. That’s it. Years ago,  you were asked to remove the paper labels and the tops and bottoms from cans. This is no longer necessary.

Like aluminum, steel can also be recycled again and again. It does not lose any of its strength or quality in the recycling process. It can be a never-ending process that continues to save energy and resources.

At HSR Services we accept metal:

  • Toasters
  • Microwaves
  • Blenders
  • Dishwashers
  • Stoves
  • Washers and Dryers
  • Heaters
  • Water Tanks
  • Electrical Cords (Extension Cords)
  • Electrical Wire
  • Electrical Tools
  • Christmas Lights (No Bulbs)
  • Hand Tools
  • Nails, Screws, Nuts and Bolts
  • Metal Car Parts (NO LIQUIDS)
  • Pots and Pans (Any Kind)
  • Metal Utensils
  • Metal Hangers
  • Aluminum Foil & Pie Pans
  • Metal Furniture (Plastic webbing Removed)
  • Empty Paint Cans (Remove excess paint, let residue dry)
  • BBQ’s (No Coals)
  • Lawn Mowers
  • Lamps
  • Food & Pet Food Cans & Lids
  • Satellite Dishes
  • Old keys
  • Locks
  • Metal door handles and hinges
  • Faucets
  • Propane Tanks*


* Special Note:

Propane Tanks are accepted for recycling if, and only if, there is absolutely no fluids contained within the cylinder.

If there are Textiles attached to the metal please try to remove it. We do not have a recycler for textiles, so it cost us money to dispose of it.

Office Furniture

At HSR Services we work hard to make sure that your unwanted furniture doesn’t end up in a landfill. We do the work that is needed to separate the different materials that your furniture is made up of. So your wood and metal desk that would otherwise end-up in a landfill will get dismantled and recycled as wood and metal separately. The same will go for your office partitions and your office chairs.


Paper is the number one material that we throw away. For every 100 pounds of trash we throw away, 39 pounds is paper. Newspapers take up about 14% of landfill space, and paper in packaging accounts for another 15 to 20%.

We accept these types of paper:

  • Newsprint
  • Magazines
  • Flyers
  • Office paper
  • Junk mail
  • Wrapping paper
  • Tissue paper
  • Books hard and soft cover
  • Paper bags
  • Tickets of any kind i.e., airplane, concert, transportation
  • Envelopes with or without the windows
  • Construction paper
  • Tracing paper
  • Coated paper
  • Receipt paper
  • Telephone books
  • Pizza Boxes (without the pizza please!)


Special Note

Staples, Tape, and Paper Clips don’t have to be removed from paper before recycling with us. For security you should always Shred all paper that contains personal information i.e., Bank statements, Telephone bills, and Credit card statements. Please inquire about our shredding service.

Please call for a quote for your paper recycling needs:


For commercial volumes, please contact us for a quote.


What Is Plastic? Plastic is a type of synthetic or man-made polymer; similar in many ways to natural resins found in trees and other plants. It constitutes a large portion of the material we process, as it’s found in so many products. Almost all liquid products are packaged in plastic containers, as well as most packages and bags.

Other Plastics We Accept:

  • Plastic crates
  • Plastics 1, 2, 4, 5 (no Styrofoam)
  • Pet-g
  • Poly propylene
  • Acrylic
  • Plexi-glass
  • Lexan
  • Food Containers (No Food)
  • Bleach & Detergent Bottles
  • Plastics Bags (Any Kind)
  • Prescription Bottles
  • All Beverage Bottles
  • Flower Pots (Clean)
  • Shampoo Bottles
  • Cleaning Bottles
  • Plastic Hangers
  • CD’s & DVD’s
  • Buckets
  • 3 1/2 Floppy


Plastic recycling is the process of recovering scrap or waste plastics and reprocessing the material into useful products, sometimes completely different in form from their original state. For instance, this could mean melting down soft drink bottles and then casting them as plastic chairs and tables. Typically a plastic is not recycled into the same type of plastic, and products made from recycled plastics are often not recyclable.

Scrap Wood and Pallets

At your request, we will take away your unwanted scrap wood and pallets. If we are already servicing your location on a regular basis for something else, ask your customer service representative about bundling this service as well.

Small Appliances

We accept the following small appliances:

  • Microwaves
  • Toasters
  • Toaster ovens
  • Blenders
  • Food processors
  • Mini grills
  • Electric woks
  • Electric kettles
  • Hair dryers
  • Curling irons
  • Irons


Small Appliance Drop-Off

If you plan to drop-off your appliances at our resource recovery facility, please come during our normal operating hours between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm so we can help you unload.

If you are unable to come during our normal operating hours, please call in advance so we can provide you with instruction for after hour’s drop-off.