Recycling

A few things to remember:

  • Milk cartons are recyclable containers. Be sure to put them in your blue bag for containers and not in with paper products.
  • Disposable baking trays and pie pans are recyclable aluminium containers. The metal ones you have used for years are not recyclable at the curb.
  • Paper flyers, catalogues and ‘junk’ mail are recyclable papers. The plastic bags they may come in are not recyclable at the curb.
  • Glass is not accepted in household recycling collection.

We ask that you:

  • Sort your recyclables into two types— paper products and containers.
  • Make sure everything’s clean. Rinse food containers so there’s no food left inside. It’s especially important to rinse milk cartons, as milk will go sour quickly.
  • Remove the lids and caps from your containers, and remove wrap or plastic from boxes and paper.

What Goes In

Paper Product Containers
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Food Boxes (e.g. cereal, crackers, frozen food, etc.)
  • Gift Boxes
  • Box Board
  • Paper Towel/Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Pizza Boxes (take-out/frozen)
  • Shoe Boxes
  • Books(hard covers removed)
  • Printerand Construction Paper
  • Drinkand Coffee Trays
  • Egg Cartons
  • Envelopes (plastic windows removed)
  • Glossy Paper
  • Magazines and Catalogues
  • Newspapers and Flyers/Junk Mail
  • Paper Bags
  • Phonebooks
  • Notepads, sticky notes & Exercise Books

 

  • Milk & Juice Cartons
  • Plastic Water & Pop Bottles
  • Plastic Liquor Bottles
  • Pop & Beer Cans
  • Margarine, Ice Cream & Yogurt Containers
  • Plastic Ketchup, Mustard, & Relish Bottles
  • Food Cans & lids (e.g. soup cans)
  • Cat& Dog Food Cans
  • Disposable Pie Plates & Baking Trays
  • Plastic Fruit, Vegetable & Sandwich Trays
  • Plastic Cleaning Supply Bottles
  • Shampoo, Soap, & Detergent Bottles
  • Bleach Bottles
  • Over-the-counter Medicine (e.g. Tylenol bottles)
  • Plastic Flower Pots

 

What Stays Out

  • Plastic/Film Wrap
  • Styrofoam
  • Glass Bottles & Jars
  • Plastic Shopping Bags
  • Bottle Caps
  • Propane Tanks
  • Aerosol & Paint Cans
  • Tissues/Napkins
  • Diapers
  • Paint Cans
  • Syringes/SharpObjects
  • Motor Oil Containers
  • Kitty Litter
  • Cloth/Clothing
  • CD,DVD, electronic game cases
  • Full or unopened food containers
  • Gift Wrap/Bags
  • Kids Toys (wood,plastic, metal)
  • Disposable Coffee/Drink Cups
  • Pots and Pans
  • Keurig cups & Tassimo discs
  • Plastic Baskets & Storage Containers
  • Blankets and Bedsheets
  • Bubble envelopes
  • Car Parts
  • Candy Wrappers
  • Pet Food Bags
  • Wax Paper