Recycling Tips

  • keep newspaper separate from cardboard
  • flatten and bundle boxes so they fit better into the Blue Box
  • rinse cans and bottles thoroughly before placing in the Blue Box
  • try to keep your glass separate or to one side within your plastics container to avoid broken glass.
  • please do not place broken glass (shards)  in the containers.
  • place steel lids and jar lids in their bottles and jars to keep them together
  • Cardboard and boxboard can be placed together
  • Anything with the 'recycle' symbol should be placed in a Blue Box if at all possible


  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Household fine paper
  • Catalogues
  • Telephone books
  • Boxboard
  • Cardboard

This includes advertising inserts and glossy flyers; white, brown, or coloured writing and mailed papers;  and photocopy paper and envelopes.

Bottles and Cans:  

  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars
  • Steel or aluminum jars and pop cans
  • Foil
  • Plastic pop and water bottles

This includes: beverage and food containers; anti-freeze, laundry detergent, or javex bottles; and soap bottles.


Corrugated cardboard is: layered cardboard with a ripple between layers

Boxboard is: cereal, detergent, shoe boxes, etc.

Plastic bottles are: those marked on the side or bottom with the 'recycle' symbol and the numbers 1 through 6, poly styrean # 6 plastic meat trays, take-out boxs, tetra pack and gable top containers (drink boxes, milk and juice containers)

Metal containers are: food or beverage containers made of steel or aluminum


Municipal Waste and Recycling Consultants