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Blue Box Recycling Material List

Acceptable Materials and Sorting Information

  Sorting Guide 2015 (Updated - February 2015)
Apartment Blue Bin Recycling Program [pdf]

Sorting Recycling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further information please contact Public Works at 519-376-4274

Loose in Blue Box

In a Paper or
Plastic Bag

In a Paper Bag or Boxboard Carton

  • Food tins and pop cans
  • Empty steel paint cans (with the lids removed for inspection)
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Aluminium pie plates & foil
  • #1 PETE plastic containers & trays
  • #2 HDPE plastic bottles (except motor oil and 5-gallon pails)
  • # 3 V or PVC plastic bottles
  • # 4 LDPE plastic bottles
  • # 5 PP plastic bottles, tubs, lids and bottle caps
  • # 7 OTHER plastic bottles
  • Glass bottles & jars
  • Tupperware
  • Metal Pots & Pans (no handles) cutlery & utensils
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Magazines
  • Catalogues
  • Office paper
  • Construction paper
  • Envelopes (with the plastic windows removed)
  • Paperback books
  • Telephone books
  • Drinking boxes
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Frozen food cartons
  • Wax & plastic coated paper cups
  • Paper bags
  • Cereal, detergent, tissue boxes, etc
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Greeting cards

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