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Sorting & Stuff

It's hard to remember which stuff can go where...don't worry we're here to help. This is a simple guide of what we can collect for you and what to put together to make it easy for everybody!
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BLUE CART ACCEPTABLE

These we can recycle

Nobody like getting gross stuff on their hands, please ensure all materials such as plastics, tins and glass are clean and free from food debris and liquids. Please keep the recycling loose, not in bags. Thank you!

Paper

  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Cardboard*

Plastic

  • Beverage Containers
  • Plastics 1-7
  • Grocery Bags

Metal & Glass

  • Metal Cans
  • Glass
*Cardboard must be broken down, dry and flattened.
BLACK CART ACCEPTABLE

These can go in the trash

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Used packaging and non-stretchy bags

  • Chip bags
  • Frozen fruit pouches
  • Granola wrappers
  • Baby food pouches
  • Chocolate bar and candy wrappers
  • Food seals e.g. yogurt container seal, pudding lid
  • Coffee bags
  • Butcher paper

Foam containers and packaging

  • Foam cups, plates and takeout containers
  • Foam meat trays
  • Foam blocks and packing peanuts
  • Foam packaging from electronics, TVs etc.

Diapers and personal hygiene products

  • All types of wipes - cleaning, makeup etc
  • Diapers
  • Lotion tubes
  • Toothpaste tubes
  • Dental floss
  • Cotton swabs/balls
  • Q-tips
  • Feminine hygiene products and applicators

Household items - cleaning and maintenance items

  • Rubber garden hose
  • Old sponges and scrub pads
  • Air fresheners (e.g. Car fresheners, Glade Plugins etc.)
  • Vacuum cleaner dirt (must be bagged for dust control)
  • Dryer lint and dryer sheets
  • Furnace filters
  • Disposable cleaning pads (e.g. Swiffer cloths)

Non-recyclable plastic items (non-container items)

  • Plastic plates
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Drink lids
  • Straws and stir sticks
  • Bread tags
  • Bottle caps and milk lids
  • Safety seals (e.g. seal off of milk cap, pull tabs on bottles)
  • Twist ties and elastics

Household items (various)

  • Broken appliances - small (e.g. toaster, kettle etc.)
  • Broken toys
  • Automotive air filters
  • Automotive rubber belts
  • Tape – all types
  • Cigarette butts
  • Dirty aluminum foil
  • Elastic bands
  • Picture frames
  • Laundry baskets
  • Kiddie pool
*Cardboard must be broken down, dry and flattened.
BLACK CART UNACCEPTABLE

These cannot go in the regular trash

The following items must NOT be placed in your black garbage bin. Contact the product manufacturer or local landfill for information on how to dispose of these items.

No hazardous Waste

  • Propane tanks and canisters
  • Bear spray
  • Aerosol cans
  • Paint, paint thinners, or glues
  • Cleaning chemicals and solvents
  • Batteries and electronics
  • Ammunition or explosives
  • CFL and fluorescent bulbs
  • Dead animals
  • Asbestos
  • Commercial hazardous waste
  • Compressed gas cylinders (helium, freon)
  • Old medication or medical waste (return to a pharmacist for disposal)
  • Mercury thermometer
  • Waste items that weigh over 20kg
  • Waste items that are unsafe for the collector to access or handle

No automobile waste

  • Car batteries
  • Car parts
  • Tires
  • Gasoline
  • Motor oil
  • Oil filters and containers
  • Brake and transmission fluid
  • Antifreeze

No oversize waste

  • Large appliances (microwaves, stoves etc.)
  • Mattresses
  • Furniture (beds, dressers, tables, etc.)
  • Water coolers
  • Lumber or building materials
  • Fence posts
  • Renovation materials
  • Rolls of carpet
  • Containers larger than 5 gallons

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