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


Paper

Collected every 2 weeks

DO NOT use grocery bags
Clear/Blue bags only
Paper and Corrugated Cardboard:
You can place in the same bag as your recyclables
Paper Recyclables:
  • Dry & Clean Paper

  • Newspapers

  • Flyers

  • Glossy Magazines

  • Catalogues

  • Envelopes

  • Paper egg cartons

  • Paperbacks

  • Phonebooks

  • Shredded Paper

  • Hard cover books (Remove hard cover and place it in Garbage)

  • Toilette paper/Paper towel rolls

  • Cereal box

  • Cigarette packages (without foil)

Corrugated Cardboard:
  • Appliance Boxes

  • Pizza Boxes

Cardboard should be broken down and placed in your blue bag or flattened and tied and placed next to your blue bag

Recyclables

Collected every 2 weeks

DO NOT use grocery bags
Clear/Blue bags only
Blue Bag Recyclables:
Put in clear or see-through blue bag :
  • All Plastics Clean and Dry

  • Other plastic bottles & containers

  • Glass Bottles and Jars

  • Steel & Aluminum Cans

  • Clean Aluminum Foil & Plates

  • Milk Containers

  • Mini Sips & Tetra Juice Packs*

  • Grocery Bags

  • Bread Bags

  • Dry Cleaning Bags

  • Frozen Food Bags

  • Bubble Wrap

  • All Deposit Bearing Containers*

  • Plastic bottles (ketchup, soap, cleaner, beauty, shampoo, etc)



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

Organics

Collected every 2 weeks even
if not full.
Place the following items in your organics green cart


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

Yard Waste:
  • Excess leaves, Brush and Plants, Weeds and wood shavings

Soiled Paper:
  • Food Napkins, Paper Towels

Other: Cereal boxes, Brown paper bags, Toothpicks and popsicle sticks
Not for organics bin:
  • No metals

  • No glass

  • No decorations or wire wreaths

  • No Plastics or Styrofoam


Garbage

Collected every 2 weeks


  • Styrofoam

  • Broken glass (wrapped)

  • Carbon paper

  • Sanitary napkins

  • Clothing and shoes

  • Diapers, disposable

  • Dishes

  • Frozen juice cans

  • Light bulbs

  • Potato chip bags

  • Toothpaste tubes

  • Toys, broken

  • Vacuum cleaner bags

  • Wallpaper

  • Window glass

  • Heat treated glass

  • NO Compost

  • NO blue bag recyclables

  • NO HHW

  • NO Construction and Demolition material



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.