New Recycling Changes FAQ

Recycling Changes FAQ


What is acceptable in the blue recycling bag?

Only blue bags with the correct items listed below will be collected. All items must be clean and free of food, liquids and dirt.

  • Paper, Magazines, newspaper, flyers and catalogues
  • Books with front and back covers removed
  • Cardboard, flattened (60 cm by 1 m or smaller)
  • Boxboard (e.g. cereal, cracker, cookies, tissue boxes)
  • Beverage containers eligible for deposit (no glass)
  • Rigid plastic containers (#1 & #2), tubs and bottles. No lids or caps. (e.g. detergent, condiment or shampoo bottles; margarine and large yogurt containers; ice cream pails)
  • Aluminum and tin food cans, pie plates and containers (clean and in original shape)
  • Office paper, envelopes, craft paper
  • Wrapping paper (no foil), greeting cards (decorations removed)

Refer to our detailed sorting list for more information.


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