London Hefty® EnergyBag® Pilot Project

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Project Update

The Pilot Project started in October 2019. In that time participants have collected over 70,000 bags of difficult-to- recycle plastics weighing over 50,000 kilograms. The plastic materials have been turned into two types of products, so far. A Toronto company has recycled the materials into plastic composite lumber (e.g., to create plastic lawn chairs, pallets, etc.). A second company near Halifax has turned the materials into two grades of liquid fuel (e.g., #1 fuel, also known as kerosene or jet fuel, and #2 diesel). The project has been successful in keeping these materials out of London's landfill, and instead has found valuable end-uses for them.

In early August we reached out to existing and new participants with notices announcing changes with phase three of the Pilot Project. To those neighbourhoods that have wrapped up the Pilot Project, thank you for participating.

For those residents continuing on, in the coming weeks you will be provided with more updates on the project. In the meantime if you have questions please reach out to jcorby@london.ca


Need More Hefty® EnergyBags®?

If you are a participant in one of the current pilot neighbourhoods and require additional bags, they can be purchased for $5/roll at one of the City’s EnviroDepots:

  • Oxford Street EnviroDepot - 1450 Oxford Street West
  • Clarke Road South EnviroDepot - 28 Clarke Road
  • Clarke Road North EnviroDepot - 21462 Clarke Road


Are You Putting the Wrong Stuff in the Bag?

It is important that your Hefty® orange bags are used only for those plastic items on the accepted items list. If you are unsure if an item belongs in the Hefty® orange bag, contact our team for directions, or leave it out of the bag until you know for sure.


Stay Connected - We want to hear from you!

If you have not already done so, please sign up so we can keep you informed by email. It helps to reduce project costs. We encourage you to register for updates at by using the 'Follow Project' tab on the this site.

Have a specific question or suggestions about the Hefty® orange bags project? Would like to share your feedback on this Pilot Project? Our website is a great way to reach us or you can reach out to the London Hefty® EnergyBag® team directly at jcorby@london.ca or 519-661-CITY (2489) ext. 5419 with your questions or concerns.

We also want to take this opportunity to say thank you for participating in this Pilot Project. We know that it means extra time sorting materials in your home to help turn them into resources. Your efforts are appreciated.

Project Update

The Pilot Project started in October 2019. In that time participants have collected over 70,000 bags of difficult-to- recycle plastics weighing over 50,000 kilograms. The plastic materials have been turned into two types of products, so far. A Toronto company has recycled the materials into plastic composite lumber (e.g., to create plastic lawn chairs, pallets, etc.). A second company near Halifax has turned the materials into two grades of liquid fuel (e.g., #1 fuel, also known as kerosene or jet fuel, and #2 diesel). The project has been successful in keeping these materials out of London's landfill, and instead has found valuable end-uses for them.

In early August we reached out to existing and new participants with notices announcing changes with phase three of the Pilot Project. To those neighbourhoods that have wrapped up the Pilot Project, thank you for participating.

For those residents continuing on, in the coming weeks you will be provided with more updates on the project. In the meantime if you have questions please reach out to jcorby@london.ca


Need More Hefty® EnergyBags®?

If you are a participant in one of the current pilot neighbourhoods and require additional bags, they can be purchased for $5/roll at one of the City’s EnviroDepots:

  • Oxford Street EnviroDepot - 1450 Oxford Street West
  • Clarke Road South EnviroDepot - 28 Clarke Road
  • Clarke Road North EnviroDepot - 21462 Clarke Road


Are You Putting the Wrong Stuff in the Bag?

It is important that your Hefty® orange bags are used only for those plastic items on the accepted items list. If you are unsure if an item belongs in the Hefty® orange bag, contact our team for directions, or leave it out of the bag until you know for sure.


Stay Connected - We want to hear from you!

If you have not already done so, please sign up so we can keep you informed by email. It helps to reduce project costs. We encourage you to register for updates at by using the 'Follow Project' tab on the this site.

Have a specific question or suggestions about the Hefty® orange bags project? Would like to share your feedback on this Pilot Project? Our website is a great way to reach us or you can reach out to the London Hefty® EnergyBag® team directly at jcorby@london.ca or 519-661-CITY (2489) ext. 5419 with your questions or concerns.

We also want to take this opportunity to say thank you for participating in this Pilot Project. We know that it means extra time sorting materials in your home to help turn them into resources. Your efforts are appreciated.

Page last updated: 16 September 2021, 09:55