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


Paper and Corrugated Cardboard:
Can go in the same bag with your other recyclables. ALL cardboard should be flattened and bundled
Paper Recyclables:
  • Computer/office paper

  • Newspapers

  • Flyers

  • Glossy Magazines

  • Catalogues

  • Envelopes

  • Paper egg cartons

  • Paperbacks

  • Phonebooks

  • Shredded Paper

  • toilet paper/paper towel tubes

  • Paper plates, and hot drink cups (including Tim Horton - lids removed and place in Blue bag)

Corrugated Cardboard:
  • Appliance Boxes

  • Pizza Boxes

ALL boxes should be flattened and bundled


Blue Bag Recyclables:
Put in clear or see-through blue bag :
  • All Plastics Clean and Dry

  • Glass Bottles and Jars

  • Steel & Aluminum Cans

  • Clean Aluminum Foil & Plates

  • Milk Containers

  • Shopping Bags

  • Bread Bags

  • Frozen Food Bags

  • Bubble Wrap

  • Mini Sips & Tetra Juice Packs*

  • All Deposit Bearing Containers*

  • Other plastic bottles & containers

  • Antifreeze, windshield wash containers

Containers should be rinsed and dry.

Recyclable Items and Paper items can go in the same clear/blue bag
All deposit bearing containers can be returned to Enviro-Depot™ locations for refund. Click here to find a location near you.


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

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, paper sugar, flour & potato bags, Heavily soiled Pizza boxes, Waxed paper

Other: Cold stove ashes
Not for organics bin:
  • No plastic bags (including biodegradable)

  • No glass

  • No decorations or wire wreaths

  • No metals


  • Styrofoam

  • cigarette butts

  • clothing and shoes

  • Broken glass (wrapped)

  • Carbon paper

  • Ceramics

  • microwave popcorn bags

  • Personal hygiene products

  • Diapers, disposable

  • plastic dishes and cutlery

  • Floor sweepings

  • Frozen juice cans

  • Latex gloves

  • Light bulbs

  • small appliances

  • Packaging, non-recyclable

  • Pet/animal waste

  • cereal box liner

  • dryer sheets/lint

  • Potato chip bags

  • Toothpaste tubes

  • Toys, broken

  • Vacuum cleaner bags

  • Wallpaper

  • Motor oil containers

  • alkaline batteries

  • Gift wrap and cards

  • Aluminum foil, soiled

  • Paint cans empty and dry

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.

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