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Recycling Do’s & Don’ts
- Do set your recyclables at the curbside by 7 a.m., but no earlier than 6 p.m. the night before.
- Make certain that containers are empty, remove caps/lids, flatten plastic and aluminum to reduce size.
- Flatten and tie cardboard into bundles no larger than 75 cm X 75 cm X 20 cm (30 X 30 X 8).
- Place boxes and paper products to the curb in a blue box OR clear bag or see-through blue bag OR small plastic bag (please don’t tie the handles).
- Place food, drink and liquid containers to the curb in a blue box OR clear bag or see-through blue bag.
- Place recyclables 1.5 m (5 feet) from your garbage.
- Maximum weight of recycling containers is 18 kilograms (40 lbs).
- Don’t mix materials from Stream 1 and Stream 2.
What Materials can be recycled?
- Stream 1 – paper products: boxboard (i.e. cereal, detergent, cracker and tissue boxes); cardboard (i.e. clean pizza boxes, packing boxes); catalogues, magazines, newspaper, phone books, egg cartons and miscellaneous paper products such as flyers, envelopes and writing paper.
- Stream 2 – rigid food, plastic clamshell containers, beverage and liquid containers; milk & juice cartons, drink boxes, aluminum and steel containers, empty paint cans, aluminum foil and pie plates, glass bottles and jars and plastic bottles and tubs with the number 1, 2, 4 and 5 on the bottom of the container.
How should I set out my recycling for collection?
- Stream 1 – (paper products) can be set out in a blue box OR a clear bag OR see-through blue bag OR a small grocery sac (don’t tie the handles)
- Stream 2 – (food, beverage and liquid containers) can be set out in a blue box OR a clear bag OR a see-through blue bag
- Cardboard flatten and tie into bundles no larger than 75 cm X 75 cm X 20 cm (30 X 30 X 8).
What materials can’t be recycled in the recycling program?