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For more information, please contact your regional representative and waste reduction educators.


Paper

Collected bi-weekly.

Materials must be curbside by 7:00 am.

Place materials in clear non colored or transparent blue bags.
Paper and Corrugated Cardboard:
All recyclables, paper and containers, can be placed in one recycling bag.
Paper Recyclables:
  • Boxboard

  • Catalogues

  • Cereal Boxes

  • Cracker Boxes

  • Dry & Clean Paper

  • Envelopes

  • Flyers

  • Glossy Magazines

  • Hard Cover Books

  • Newspapers

  • Paperbacks

  • Paper egg cartons

  • Phonebooks

  • Shoe Boxes

  • Shredded Paper

Corrugated Cardboard:
  • Appliance Boxes

  • Pizza Boxes

All itmes must be clean & dry.

Cardboard must be flattened and tied in bundles no larger than 2ft X 3ft X 8".

Recyclables

Collected bi-weekly.

Materials must be curbside by 7:00 am.

Place materials in clear non colored or transparent blue bags.
Blue Bag Recyclables:
All recyclables, paper and containers, can be placed in one recycling bag.
  • All Deposit Bearing Containers*

  • Aerosol cans - empty

  • Bread Bags

  • Bubble Wrap

  • Clean Aluminum Foil & Plates

  • Dry Cleaning Bags

  • Frozen Food Bags

  • Glass Bottles and Jars

  • Grocery Bags

  • Milk Containers

  • Mini Sips & Tetra Juice Packs*

  • Other plastic bottles & containers

  • Paint cans- empty & dry

  • Clean & Dry Plastics

  • Retail Bags

  • Small Metal Items- pots, pans, baking sheets, etc.

  • Steel & Aluminum Cans



No Styrofoam



All items must be clean & dry.



Remove caps & metal and plastic bindings.
All deposit bearing containers can be returned to Enviro-Depot™ locations for refund. Click here to find a location near you.

Organics

Collected bi-weekly.

Materials must be curbside by 7:00 am.

Materials may be placed in compostable or paper bags. No plastic.
Place the following items in your organics green cart.


Food Waste:
  • Bread, Bones, Coffee Grounds, Cooking Oil & Fat (cool, wipe with paper towel, place in green cart), Dairy Products, Eggshells, Coffee Filters, Fish, Fruit & vegetable peelings, Meat, Pasta, Rice, Table Scraps, Tea Bags

Yard Waste:
  • Brush and Plants, Excess leaves

Soiled Paper:
  • Food Napkins, Paper Towels, Pizza Boxes, Paper Plates
Not for organics bin:
  • No decorations or wire wreaths

  • No glass

  • No rocks, logs or tree trunks

  • No plastic

Up to 10 compostable bags of leaf and yard waste can be placed beside your green cart per collection.

Green carts are not to be used to store garbage.

Garbage

Collected bi-weekly.

Materials must be curbside by 7:00 am.

Place materials in clear non colored bags only. One small 20"x22" privacy bag per clear bag is permitted (residential only).


  • Aluminum foil, soiled

  • Broken glass (wrapped)

  • Carbon paper

  • Ceramics

  • Cigarette butts & ashes

  • Cloth items

  • Coffee cups, disposable

  • Diapers, disposable

  • Dishes

  • Dog & cat food bags

  • Floor sweepings

  • Frozen juice cans

  • Laminated Items

  • Latex gloves

  • Light bulbs

  • Motor oil containers

  • Packaging, non-recyclable

  • Pet/animal waste

  • Plastics, non-recyclable

  • Plastic utensils

  • Plastic wrap, soiled

  • Potato chip bags

  • Sanitary products

  • Straws

  • Styrofoam

  • Toothpaste tubes

  • Toys, broken

  • Vacuum cleaner bags

  • Wrapping paper



Certain electronics are not accepted for curbside collection, including TVs, computers, monitors, printers, telephones, fax machines, cell phones and audio/video playback systems. Visit the Electronics Recycling page to learn how to properly dispose of these items.