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Port Hawkesbury

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


Paper

Urban/Suburban:
Collected every week
Rural:
Collected every 2 weeks.
Paper and Corrugated Cardboard:
flattened, bound in a manageable size, and placed next to blue bags.
Paper Recyclables:
  • Dry & Clean Paper

  • Newspapers

  • Flyers

  • Glossy Magazines

  • Catalogues

  • Envelopes

  • Paper egg cartons

  • Paperbacks

  • Phonebooks

  • Shredded Paper

  • Cigarette packages (no foil)

  • Toilet paper cores; paper towel cores

  • Frozen food boxes

  • Box board/cereal boxes

Corrugated Cardboard:
  • Appliance Boxes

  • Pizza Boxes


Recyclables

Urban/Suburban:
Collected every week
Rural:
Collected every 2 weeks
Blue Bag Recyclables:
Put in clear or see-through blue bag. Must be clean and dry.
  • All Deposit Bearing Containers*

  • Other plastic bottles & containers

  • Glass Bottles and Jars

  • Steel & Aluminum Cans

  • Clean Aluminum Foil & Plates

  • Milk Containers

  • Mini Sips & Tetra Juice Packs*

  • Grocery Bags

  • Retail Bags

  • Bread Bags

  • Dry Cleaning Bags

  • Frozen Food Bags

  • Bubble Wrap

  • All Plastics Clean and Dry

  • Shampoo & conditioner bottles

  • Cleaning supply bottles



All deposit bearing containers can be returned to Enviro-Depot™ locations for refund. Click here to find a location near you.

Organics

Compostable waste goes in your backyard composter.
Place the following items in your backyard composter.


Food Waste:
  • Fruit & vegetable peelings, Table Scraps, Bread, Rice, Pasta, Coffee Grounds, Filters, Tea Bags, Eggshells, Fish

Yard Waste:
  • Excess leaves, Brush and Plants

Soiled Paper:
  • Cereal Boxes (remove inner liner), Shoe Boxes, Cracker & Cookie Boxes, Paper Towel Rolls, Food Napkins, Paper Towels, Tissue Boxes (remove plastic) and Soiled Paper

Other: Shredded Paper
Not for organics bin:
  • Meat, Fish, Shell Fish, Chicken or Bones

  • Dairy Products (milk, cheese, yogurt)

  • Mayonnaise and Salad Dressing

  • Cooking Oil and Fat

  • Pet Waste

  • No waxed/film packaging

  • No newspapers, magazines

  • No plastic bags (including biodegradable)

  • No corrugated cardboard (e.g. pizza boxes)

  • No ashes

  • No glass

  • No paper or Styrofoam drinking cups

  • No decorations or wire wreaths

  • No rocks, logs or tree trunks

  • No soil/sods

Organic items only.

Garbage

Collected every 2 weeks
Place for collection in a clear or see-through blue bag:

  • Aerosol Cans (empty)

  • Aluminum foil, soiled

  • Ashes (cold)

  • Broken glass (wrapped)

  • Carbon paper

  • Ceramics

  • Cloth items

  • Coffee cups, disposable

  • Diapers, disposable

  • Dishes

  • Floor sweepings

  • Frozen juice cans

  • Latex gloves

  • Light bulbs

  • Packaging, non-recyclable

  • Paint cans, empty or dry

  • Pet/animal waste

  • Plastic wrap, soiled

  • Plastics, non-recyclable

  • Potato chip bags

  • Styrofoam

  • Toothpaste tubes

  • Toys, broken

  • Vacuum cleaner bags

  • Wallpaper

  • Motor oil containers

  • Feminine hygiene products

  • Anti-freeze containers

  • All gift wrap

  • Waxed paper/cardboard

  • Photographs



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.