- keep newspaper separate from cardboard
- flatten and bundle boxes so they fit better into the Blue Box
- rinse cans and bottles thoroughly before placing in the Blue Box
- try to keep your glass separate or to one side within your plastics container to avoid broken glass.
- please do not place broken glass (shards) in the containers.
- place steel lids and jar lids in their bottles and jars to keep them together
- Cardboard and boxboard can be placed together
- Anything with the 'recycle' symbol should be placed in a Blue Box if at all possible
- Household fine paper
- Telephone books
This includes advertising inserts and glossy flyers; white, brown, or coloured writing and mailed papers; and photocopy paper and envelopes.
Bottles and Cans:
- Glass bottles
- Glass jars
- Steel or aluminum jars and pop cans
- Plastic pop and water bottles
This includes: beverage and food containers; anti-freeze, laundry detergent, or javex bottles; and soap bottles.
Corrugated cardboard is: layered cardboard with a ripple between layers
Boxboard is: cereal, detergent, shoe boxes, etc.
Plastic bottles are: those marked on the side or bottom with the 'recycle' symbol and the numbers 1 through 6, poly styrean # 6 plastic meat trays, take-out boxs, tetra pack and gable top containers (drink boxes, milk and juice containers)
Metal containers are: food or beverage containers made of steel or aluminum
Municipal Waste and Recycling Consultants